Skip to comments.Notebook written in Farsi could come to fore in trial against accused leaker Reality Winner
Posted on 06/29/2017 1:27:33 PM PDT by BBell
AUGUSTA, Georgia (CNN) Among the possible evidence in the government's case against former federal contractor Reality Winner is a notebook with information handwritten in Farsi, prosecutors said in court Tuesday.
The writing is being translated, federal prosecutors told a judge at a hearing.
Winner, who is accused on one count of taking classified information home from work and leaking it to a media outlet, remains in jail awaiting an anticipated October 23 trial.
She has pleaded not guilty.
Winner was a linguist while in the US Air Force from 2010 to 2016 and speaks Farsi, Dari and Pashto, her mother, Billie Winner-Davis, has said.
The notebook in question came from her workspace at Pluribus International Corp. in Augusta, prosecutors said. It is part of a collection of material in the case beyond the documents allegedly leaked to the Intercept, an online news outlet.
Authorities are also examining two laptops, a tablet and four cellphones seized from Winner's home in Augusta, and are reviewing an interview she gave the FBI before her arrest earlier this month.
The 25-year-old federal contractor was charged with leaking information regarding a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack to The Intercept.
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She’s in deep do-do......................
Did she know Farsi? Great language.
An Elvish script.
Yes, she speaks Farsi and two other languages from the region.
Reality Winner would be great name for a racehorse.
4 cell phones and two laptops in her residence, along with personal notebooks written in a foreign language.
She may be part of a conspiracy, or spy ring.
She’s a is well rounded girl She can speak English, Farsi, Dari and Pashto. All languishes of the international community. I don’t know if she spoke Arabic. Another international languish.
I would have written it in Klingon...
Next thing you know it may come out that she is a Muslim convert.
I don’t understand. If Reality speaks Farsi, why is someone else doing the translation of the notebook. Oh, wait :)
Farsi, Pashto, and Dari are all the same language family as English, but Arabic isn’t.
I wonder if reality has set in with Reality yet?
Sounds like a possible Iran connection.
I notice that her stuck on stupid family seems to have clammed up.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton, who got caught red-handed mishandling classified information to a far greater extent than Reality, continues on, free as a bird to make speeches, get lucrative book deals for her next works of fiction, and raise money for herself.
I would have written it in grimmir, which is a malignant mutation of grammar.
Grimmir is so difficult to translate that even the writer can’t figure out what was written.
And have more facelifts if she so desires. Heh
I would have written it in English, but my handwriting is so bad, that nobody including myself would be able to read it.
It’s like the ultimate security.
Was there a family connection between “Winner” and the countries whose languages she spoke? I am sure military language training is very effective with some people, but to learn all of those languages at a high level means (to me) she is either (a) very dedicated and smart, or (b) she grew up speaking them. I can’t recall seeing any info about her background that would explain this.
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