A friend sent me “Who is Reality Winner? Accused leaker wanted to ‘resist’ Trump” (Fox News, so should I de-friend this guy for being Deplorable?). The substance of the case doesn’t interest me too much. I have to assume that “a [U.S. government] classified intelligence document” is mostly speculation and misunderstandings. What I am curious to know is whether the National Security Agency hired an employee (even through a contractor) named “Reality” and expected things to work out.
Readers: Was this spirited gal actually working in an NSA facility?
- Code Warriors (book about the NSA): “On an Army sergeant’s salary of $100 a week, [the NSA employee who turned out to be selling secrets to the Soviets] owned two Cadillacs, a baby-blue Jaguar sports car, a thirty-foot cabin cruiser, and a world-class racing hydroplane; he told coworkers a series of contradictory and patently fantastic stories to account for his sudden wealth, including that his father owned a large plantation in Louisiana, that he had made a successful investment in filling stations, that he owned land containing a valuable mineral used to make cosmetics, and that he had won the money as prizes in boat races.”
- article about tracing source of this document via laser printer dots