Woman charged with top-secret leak denied bond

This June 2017 photo released by the Lincoln County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office, shows Reality Winner.

Victor reportedly told federal agents she mailed the classified document to the undivulged media outlet, according to court documents.

The parents of a USA government contractor charged with leaking classified documents to a news organization insist she's not a flight risk and should be released from jail before her trial.

Winner's mother told CNN that her daughter isn't especially political and is struggling with the situation.

The government believes those who knew victor best did not know an alternate side of her, who confessed to wanting to do harm to the nation through the release of classified documents.

On Twitter, Winner posted about leaks and regularly took to social media to blast President Donald Trump, though her Twitter activity dropped off significantly after she began working for Pluribus in February.

Winner's is the latest in a string of cases involving breaches at the National Security Agency, a super secret code-breaking agency still smarting from Edward Snowden's 2013 disclosures of its global surveillance programs. That material, presumably because of the timing of Winner's arrest, is an NSA report about efforts by Russian military intelligence to execute a cyberattack on an American election software company, as well as sending "spear-phishing" emails to local election officials, just before the presidential election. The report, which was published online by The Intercept, does not say whether the hacking had any effect on election results.

Her mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told HuffPost before the court appearance Thursday she remains skeptical of the FBI's version of events.

"My client has no [criminal] history, so it's not as if she has a pattern of having done anything like this before", Nichols said in a phone interview Monday.

The criminal complaint asserts that as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents searched Winner's home on Saturday, she admitted to printing out a classified report, removing it from the USA government facility in Georgia where she works, and mailing it to an online media outlet.

Solari also said that during a conversation with her mother from jail, victor told her that if she didn't get bonded out on Thursday, she would go "nuclear to the press".

"I can't ever call her a traitor or even believe that", she added. "She is a very good person". There were no records of victor misbehaving or receiving disciplinary action when she served the military.

"For obvious reasons, she didn't share what she did".

A United States intelligence contractor has been charged with leaking classified National Security Agency material about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The criminal complaint against victor did not link the charges with the story, but a senior federal official confirmed to NBC News that victor is the accused leaker of the document published by The Intercept.

Victor reportedly graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio in 2011.

Before her arrest, the Texas-raised linguist and Air Force veteran was also known as a yoga instructor and animal lover.

The four factors he had to consider: the type of offense, the weight of the evidence, Winner's character and the potential danger to the community or the risk of flight, Epps said.

"She's a patriot. She served her nation with distinguished honor", Gary said, CBS reports. But the NSA has operated a $286 million complex in Augusta since 2012. Victor did not enter a plea in her initial appearance Monday.

In the legal case, authorities say victor admitted to leaking the classified report once government officials traced her as the source.

Victor was taken into custody Saturday by federal agents who executed a search warrant at her home.

"We don't know how much more she knows or how much she remembers", she said, adding that victor had put a thumb drive in a top-secret computer before she left the Air Force at the end of previous year. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

USA intelligence agencies including the NSA and Central Intelligence Agency have fallen victim to several thefts of classified material in recent years, often at the hands of a federal contractor.