Woman accused of leaking NSA info denied bond - CBS46 News

Woman accused of leaking NSA info denied bond

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We know the Georgia woman accused of leaking classified NSA information to an online news outlet will stay in prison until trial.

A judge in Augusta denied Reality Winner bail Thursday in federal court.

With her hair pulled back, wearing an orange jumpsuit and shackles, Winner left the Federal Courthouse in Augusta after a judge denied her bail.

Prosecutors told a judge they found notebooks in her home. They say written in one of those notebooks was "burn down the White House."

Another journal entry listed several Taliban leaders, including Osama bin Laden.

Prosecutors say Winner was planning a trip to Afghanistan this summer. The 25-year-old is a government contract worker with top security clearance.

Prosecutors say she leaked classified NSA information about Russia hacking voting machines before the November presidential election.

Before moving to Augusta, Winner served in the U.S. Air Force.

Her mother and stepfather offered no comment after Winner was denied bond, but previously defended their daughter to the media.

If convicted, Winner could face up to 10 years in prison.

Because this is a complex case dealing with highly classified information, both sides waived their right to a speedy trial. They're set to meet with a judge in two weeks with steps on how to move forward.

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