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She was arrested at her Georgia home on June 3 and charged with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet. Winner was a contractor with top-secret clearance when she allegedly leaked a classified report about Russian election interference to the online publication The Intercept.
The Department of Justice said she printed and improperly removed the classified information on May 9 and then mailed it a few days later.
At the time, Winner was working at an NSA outpost, while technically employed by a government contractor called Pluribus International Corporation. In court, federal prosecutors said Winner told a federal agent on Saturday that she purposely accessed the information, hoping that someone would have leaked it already, ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV reported.
Prosecutors said they seized handwritten notes -- written in several languages -- from her home during a raid, including one that said "I want to burn the White House down. Winner allegedly told her mother that she needed to "go nuclear with the press" if she didn't get bond because that's how Chelsea Manning got out.
When prosecutors questioned Winner-Davis about her daughter telling her to "play that angle," she said it was true. Winner was the first person to be jailed by the Trump administration after being accused of leaking classified information. What am I trying to say? Hanging her out to dryyou know?
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Prosecutors: Contractor wanted to 'burn the White House down'