Accused National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Reality Winner has reportedly reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors and will change her not guilty plea.
The Huffington Post reports that Winner is scheduled to appear at a Tuesday change of plea hearing, a sign that she and the Justice Department have reached an arrangement for her guilty plea.
Winner was arrested last year after allegedly mailing an NSA memo detailing a Russian cyberattack on U.S. voting systems to the news outlet The Intercept, which proved for the first time that Russians had gained access to “multiple U.S. state or local electoral boards.”
Her arrest led to a public debate over the the term “whistleblower” and whether her actions were treasonous or patriotic in nature. Winner is an avowed liberal who had expressed her hatred of President Trump on social media in the days after the President got elected in November 2016.
Read more at The Hill.