Judge denies ex-NSA contractor bail on leak charge

A federal judge denied bail to former National Security Agency contractor Reality Leigh Winner on charges that she leaked classified information, saying the 25-year-old Georgia woman remained a flight risk and could leak more documents if she gets out of jail. Winner entered a not-guilty plea to charges of gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information, a felony offense under the Espionage and Censorship Act. She is suspected of printing out an NSA report on a Russian cyberattack on a voting software company last year, then sending it to an online news outlet, The Intercept. She is the first person accused of leaking classified information since President Trump took office. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison.

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