Still a loser. Unfortunately for her, I don’t think the jail system for possible traitors is airing Al Jazeera, either. I do enjoy the thought of how miserable she was with Fox News on all day. But wouldn’t her complaining and requesting Al Jazeera, of all things, put up some red flags? So many questions about who we allow to have a top secret clearance these days.
Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking a classified report, apparently complained to her bosses that Fox News was playing in her office – suggesting Al Jazeera would have been a more appropriate choice.
The detail emerged in newly released transcripts filed in court of Winner’s interview with the FBI. The documents contain a host of new claims from the accused leaker, including that she snuck the document out of a secure NSA facility by folding it and putting it in her pantyhose.
The transcripts offer additional insight into both her political leanings and media preferences.
“I’ve filed formal complaints about them having Fox News on,” she told FBI agents. “… Uh, at least, for God’s sake put Al Jazeera on, or a slideshow with people’s pets. I’ve tried everything to get that changed.” […]
The transcripts paint a picture of the scene as agents tried to execute a search warrant back in June. They show Winner and the agents trying to make sure her dog didn’t bite anyone as her home was searched by other FBI personnel, all while her cat hid under the bed.
“So how did you get [the document] out of the office?” FBI agent Justin Garrick asked, at a critical point in the interview.
“Folded in half in my pantyhose,” Winner responded, adding she “wasn’t trying to be a Snowden or anything.”
The report in question was