Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Defense: Government Burdens Reality Winner To Excuse FBI Violating Her Rights

Defense attorneys for NSA whistleblower Reality Winner contend whether she asked to end her FBI interrogation or leave her home when agents arrived has “little bearing” on whether she was in custody and deserved to be read her rights.

Winner is an NSA contractor who is accused of mailing a classified document on Russian hacking to The Intercept. She was charged with violating the Espionage Act and is currently in detention awaiting trial.

Back in August, Winner’s attorneys filed a motion to suppress statements made to FBI agents hours before she was arrested. The judge granted the defense’s request for a hearing, which will occur on February 27.


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