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Notebook written in Farsi could come to fore in trial against accused leaker Reality Winner
http://www.koco.com/CNN ^ | 6/28/17 | Faith Holland and Steve Almasy

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at koco.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016election; accusedleaker; augusta; corpuschristi; cyberattack; cyberwarfare; farsi; iran; iranians; kingsville; languages; leakers; leaks; linguist; pluribus; realitywinner; russia; theintercept
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If this were my Daughter I would have been proud of her UP UNTIL SHE BECAME A TRAITOR!!!!!
1 posted on 06/29/2017 1:27:33 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

She’s in deep do-do......................


2 posted on 06/29/2017 1:30:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (Unless you eat The Bread of Life, you are toast!.......................)
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To: BBell

Did she know Farsi? Great language.


3 posted on 06/29/2017 1:31:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: BBell

An Elvish script.


4 posted on 06/29/2017 1:33:05 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway

Yes, she speaks Farsi and two other languages from the region.


5 posted on 06/29/2017 1:33:29 PM PDT by piasa
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To: BBell

Reality Winner would be great name for a racehorse.


6 posted on 06/29/2017 1:35:17 PM PDT by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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To: BBell

Four phones?


7 posted on 06/29/2017 1:36:31 PM PDT by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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To: Red Badger

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.


8 posted on 06/29/2017 1:40:00 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


9 posted on 06/29/2017 1:41:07 PM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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I would have written it in Klingon...


10 posted on 06/29/2017 1:41:10 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)
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Strange indeed. There might be more to this.

Next thing you know it may come out that she is a Muslim convert.

11 posted on 06/29/2017 1:43:12 PM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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I don’t understand. If Reality speaks Farsi, why is someone else doing the translation of the notebook. Oh, wait :)


12 posted on 06/29/2017 1:43:54 PM PDT by upchuck (RIP, Democrat Party, 1776-2017, Protested itself to death. h/t DarkOne)
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To: BBell

Farsi, Pashto, and Dari are all the same language family as English, but Arabic isn’t.


13 posted on 06/29/2017 1:45:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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I wonder if reality has set in with Reality yet?


14 posted on 06/29/2017 1:46:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Some people consider government to be a necessary evil, others their personal Ponzi scheme.)
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To: BBell

Sounds like a possible Iran connection.


15 posted on 06/29/2017 1:46:27 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: BBell

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.


16 posted on 06/29/2017 1:47:33 PM PDT by Cecily
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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.


17 posted on 06/29/2017 1:47:46 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Cecily

And have more facelifts if she so desires. Heh


18 posted on 06/29/2017 1:48:35 PM PDT by petitfour (APPEAL TO HEAVEN)
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To: Vendome

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.


19 posted on 06/29/2017 1:52:52 PM PDT by DannyTN
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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.


20 posted on 06/29/2017 1:53:36 PM PDT by Stingray51
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