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."
Ex-NSA contractor to spend 63 months in jail over “classified” information. Gee, this is “small potatoes” compared to what Hillary Clinton did! So unfair Jeff, Double Standard.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
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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