We’re learning more about Reality Winner, the 25-year-old NSA contractor accused of leaking classified information to a website. Federal prosecutors filed a transcript in court this week with Winner’s explanation of how she smuggled the document out – and what set her off.
Winner, who is accused of leaking classified information about Russian cyberattacks on the U.S. election system, listed Fox News as one of her frustrations while working for the NSA.
On Friday’s show, Glenn couldn’t believe the connection she attempted to make in her testimony. “She filed a formal complaint because they had Fox News on at the office?” he asked incredulously.
"I wasn't trying to be a Snowden or anything," Winner said, referring to NSA leaker Edward Snowden and his massive disclosures of details on U.S. government surveillance. "I guess it's just been hard at work because ... I've filed formal complaint about them having Fox News on, you know? Uh, at least, for God's sake, put Al Jazeera on, or a slideshow with people's pets. I've tried anything to get that changed (emphasis added)."