Air force veteran and NSA leaker, 25-year-old Reality Winner, has been saying some horrifying things according to prosecutors, despite her family’s attempts to defend her in court. In addition, investigators have found paperwork and writing from Winner that found the woman sympathizing with Osama Bin Laden and other terrorists.
Authorities are claiming that they found handwritten notes, one of which allegedly says “I want to burn the White House down and go live in Kurdistan.”
Also, she was overheard on a telephone conversation with her sister, saying “I’m pretty, white and cute.” She said she plans to cry in court and thinks that will get her charges dropped or reduced.
The Daily Mail reports:
Both her mother and stepfather took the stand in her defense telling the court that their daughter had never been in trouble and had served her country for six years.
Winner-Davis testified for a half-hour on her daughter’s behalf and said that she ‘loved that language’ when asked by the prosecution about Winner’s ability to speak Farsi, Pashto and Dari as part of her linguist career in the U.S. Air Force.
Davis said he was caught off-guard by the allegations made against his stepdaughter but said he had ‘no fear’ about putting up the family’s home in Kingsville, Texas, and 20 acres of land for her bond.
‘She’s a wonderful girl,’ he said.
Winner’s defense attorney Titus Nichols told the court that the government was ‘scraping and clawing to build a mountain out of a molehill’ in the case and argued that she should be released on bail because she had no history of violence and that they government had produced no evidence, noting that Winner ‘had been interrogated by 10 law enforcement officers in her home’.
Nichols said she was no threat to the community and never went AWOL during her six year’s military service from which she was honorably discharged.
The government painted a darker picture of the defendant as someone who they suggested had ‘two faces’ – one as a nice person who loved dogs and yoga and the other as someone who seemed motivated to harm the government.
‘We don’t know how much more she knows and can remember,’ the prosecution said. ‘She’s extremely intelligent.’