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Georgia woman who leaked secret report plans to seek pardon

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 08:39:26-04

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - A former government contractor who leaked a classified report on Russian hacking said she plans to seek a pardon from the president.

Reality Winner, 26, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday that her legal team is working on the application. She said they plan to make the request after the midterm elections.

Winner told the AJC about her plans to seek clemency in light of President Donald Trump's comments. Trump tweeted August 24 that Winner's crime is "small potatoes" compared with "what Hillary Clinton did."

She has been sentenced to more than five years in prison in Augusta for mailing the classified material to a news outlet. Prosecutors say it's the longest sentence ever for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media.

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