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Accused leaker Reality Winner pleads not guilty

Posted June 8

Reality Winner pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday to charges in connection with removing classified material from a government facility.

The 25-year-old federal contractor was charged with leaking information regarding a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack to The Intercept, an online news outlet.

She is accused of revealing classified information, used as the basis for an article published Monday by The Intercept, which detailed a classified National Security Agency memo. The NSA report, dated May 5, provides details of a 2016 Russian cyberattack on a US voting software supplier, though there is no evidence the hack affected any votes.

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