NSA leaker Reality Winner seeks clemency, turns in thousands of letters of support

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A former National Security Agency contractor serving a five-year prison sentence for leaking classified documents about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, is petitioning President Trump for an early release.

A lawyer for Reality Winner announced at a Monday news conference in Dallas that she had submitted 4,500 letters of support of her client to the Trump administration’s Office of the Pardon Attorney.

“Our country was attacked by a hostile foreign power,” attorney Alison Grinter said, as the Intercept reported. “Our national healing process cannot begin until we forgive our truth-tellers and begin the job of rebuilding what was taken from us: election security, accountability for those who endeavor to undermine our democracy and safeguarding the American right to government by and for the people. None of this can begin in earnest while we are still punishing those who tell us the truth.”


Article URL: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nsa-leaker-reality-winner-clemency-sought-letters-support

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