Reality Leigh Winner is a 28 year old US Air Force veteran that has spent her entire adult life serving her country and local community. Reality received The Air Force Commendation Letter and had plans to continue serving after a brief civilian stint. Unfortunately for Reality and for our country, she would not be able to fulfill that goal as she would have never imagined that she would become the Trump administration’s first political prisoner.
On June 3, 2017, while Reality was working as a contractor for E. Pluribus, she was interrogated and arrested by the FBI at her home in Georgia. Reality was charged under a violation of the antiquated and rarely used 1917 Espionage Act for leaking a single document detailing Russian spear phishing of US election support companies in 2016 to the press. Many state election officials, as well as the US Election Assistance Commission itself were unaware of these attacks until Reality made them public.
Reality was ultimately sentenced to a record breaking 5.25 years despite her clean criminal record and impeccable military record. Reality’s attorney, Alison Grinter, filed a petition to commute her sentence in February of 2020, yet there has been no response from the White House.
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