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Reality Winner — The NSA Analyst Who Leaked Evidence Of Russian Election Hacking — Has Been Sentenced To Five Years

Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a classified document to prove that Russia had tried to hack American election infrastructure in 2016, has been sentenced to 63 months in prison, as prosecutors had recommended. It’s the longest civilian sentence in US history for leaking classified government information to the public. Winner, 26, pleaded guilty in June to leaking a Top Secret NSA report, dated May 5, 2017, to the Intercept. That report outlined how the a…

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