Reality Winner, a 25-year-old NSA contractor from Georgia, was this weekend charged with leaking a top secret NSA analysis regarding Russian attempts to hack the U.S. election. Winner, who appears to have leaked the documents to journalists at The Intercept – the outlet published a story on the documents today – now faces 10 years in prison if convicted.
Winner’s motives for the alleged leak are unclear, but it is possible to glean something about her politics from her active Twitter and Facebook profiles. For one, she often shared articles about the dangers of climate change, including an open letter to the State Policy Director at the Office of U.S. Senator David Perdue, opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Her Twitter account, @Reezlie, frequently goes after President Trump. Winner has RTed the hashtag “#impeachtrump,” tweeted hashtags like “#notmypresident” and #trumpisacunt,” and tweeted frequently in opposition to Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In February, she tweeted at his account: “the most dangerous entry to this country was the orange fascist we let into the white house.” Shortly after the election, she tweeted "#notmypresident #Recount2016."
This is what she posted on Facebook after the election:
Winner even followed and retweeted famed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed the previously unknown breadth and scope of the agency’s surveillance, leading to a law rolling back what the NSA can collect.