A sentencing hearing was held for NSA whistleblower Reality Leigh Winner on August 23, 2018. She was given 5 Years in prison.
“I respectfully ask that President Donald Trump pardon and release my daughter Reality Leigh Winner. Reality acted out of good intentions and is very regretful for any threats to our national security and is deeply sorry for abusing the government’s trust. Her sentence is by far the longest ever imposed in a Federal Espionage Act Case and she is being made an example out of by the Department of Justice. She deserves fair treatment under the law.” – Billie Winner Davis
You can help make that happen here: http://bit.ly/pardonreality
Reality Leigh Winner is a whistleblower who has been jailed without bail since June 3, 2017 for helping expose Russian hacking efforts leading up to the 2016 US election. Charged under the Espionage Act for sending a classified document to the media, she faces 10 years in prison. She is the first victim of the Trump Administration’s “war on leakers.”
Her trial was expected to begin late 2018 or early 2019 in Augusta, Georgia, but because her defense was halted at every turn Reality had to plea. Please donate to support the family of Reality Winner so they can meet her needs and continue to build an awareness campaign for their daughter and other whistleblowers and their families. Write her a letter and sign the petition. Thank you!
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