Former Government Contractor Charged in First Criminal Leak Case in Trump's Presidency

The FBI affidavit says a visible crease mark on the document passed to The Intercept tipped them off that the file was printed from a secure server.

Victor described the trip as "such a spiritual journey for me", part of a young life that already had included serving as language analyst in an Air Force intelligence squadron and a post-military private-sector job in the field.

"She's just a good kid". According to an Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent, victor admitted to both printing the classified document and mailing it to the news outlet in question.

In this regard, the government announced the arrest the same day when at the Intercept site, it was revealed that the Russian intelligence only hacked the voter registration of the United States at the time of presidential election of 2016. He says she has never ran away from anything and there's no reason to hold her.

Many officials criticized the leak.

Prosecutors said victor allegedly "printed and improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense information", last month.

The charge victor faces carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The Intercept stated that it has "no knowledge of the identity of the person who provided us with the document" and stresses that the allegations against victor are unproven.

Prosecutors on Monday announced that they had charged victor with sharing top-secret material with a media outlet. At one point she wrote, "I want to burn the White House down. find somewhere in Kurdistan to live". She is an Air Force Veteran who speaks three other languages: Dari, Farsi, and Pashto.

Winner posted under a pseudonym, Sara Winners, but didn't seem concerned with concealing her identity, as she used a photo of herself as a profile picture and posted a selfie in February. "She is scared that they won't let her out", mother Billie-Jean Davis said.

An FBI affidavit filed Monday said that victor, working as a contractor for Pluribus International Corporation, was assigned to work at a government agency's facility in Augusta beginning on February 13. But the NSA has operated a $286 million complex in Augusta since 2012.

Victor didn't appear to post explicitly about hacking or leaking but did retweet and like several tweets on the topic. A cached version of the site said the company operated out of an office building in Alexandria, Virginia. In numerous news stories, unnamed sources allege victor gave it to a reporter at The Intercept. "She's going to be made an example of".

"These funds will be able to assist with loss of wages, counseling from this traumatic experience and to be able to recover from this as Reality & her family rebuilds their lives", the account page, originated by Shirley Fink of Fairfax, Va., states.

Winners' mother, Billie Winner-Davis, said her daughter was "terrified" when she arrived at her Augusta home on Saturday to see authorities waiting to arrest her, NBC News noted.

"The side of Reality that we know and love is not what's being portrayed and we wanna put her face out there, rather than what's being pulled for their own political purposes", said Gary Davis, Reality's father.

She also uses her Twitter username @Reezlie on Instagram; however, her activity on the two platforms differed dramatically. She also revealed that she spoken to her after her arrest.