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Mother of jailed NSA contractor rips Manafort, Flynn and Cohen: Those 'responsible for threatening our election continue to get off easy'

Not since Richard Nixon in the 1970s has a U.S. president been surrounded by as many scandals as Donald J. Trump. And in a new article for the Intercept, Billie Winner-Davis—mother of imprisoned U.S. Air Force veteran Reality Leigh Winner—asserts that her daughter has been treated much more harshly than Michael Cohen, Rick Gates and other Trump associates who have admitted to serious federal crimes.

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Mother of Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner: My Daughter Wasn't Read Her Miranda Rights

On Tuesday, former U.S. intelligence contractor Reality Leigh Winner appeared in court in Augusta, Georgia, where her lawyers asked the judge to exclude her statements to FBI agents on the day she was arrested, arguing she was denied her Miranda rights. Winner is a former National Security Agency contractor who has pleaded not guilty to charges she leaked a top-secret document to The Intercept about Russian interference in the 2016 election. She is facing up to 10 years in prison on charges she violated the Espionage Act. For more, we speak with two guests. In Chicago, we’re joined by Kevin Gosztola, a journalist and managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He was in the courtroom in Augusta on Tuesday, and his recent article is titled “In Reality Winner’s Case, Defense Seizes Upon FBI Testimony to Bolster Motion to Suppress Statements.” And in Augusta, Georgia, we speak with by Reality Winner’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis. She’s joining us from her daughter’s house, where Reality Winner was questioned and arrested by FBI agents on June 3.

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NSA Agents Reportedly Paid Russian Operative $100K for Intel on Trump

Agents with the National Security Agency and CIA reportedly paid a Russian operative $100,000 for damaging intelligence on President Donald Trump after he took office in 2017.

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Bombshell Intel Leak Reveals Russia Cyber Attack Targeted Voting Software and Election Officials

According to a report at The Intercept, an internal document at the NSA shows that Russian military intelligence “executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election.”

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NSA Director Mike Rogers Poised to 'Drop a Bomb' on Trump Admin During Wednesday Testimony: MSNBC

Atlantic magazine writer Steve Clemons said during a Saturday panel on MSNBC’s “The Point with Ari Melber” that National Security Administration (NSA) Director Michael Rogers “may have a bomb to drop” on the Trump administration.

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How Republicans Will Try (and Fail) to Upstage Comey

Breathless news coverage of the revitalized congressional investigations is generating excitement about coming revelations in the reality-based community that remains in Washington, consisting mostly of Democrats in Congress and some reporters at mainstream news organizations. The expectation is that James Comey, the former FBI director who has been cleared by special prosecutor Robert Mueller to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, will testify in detail about his meetings in which the president asked him to call off the FBI investigation into Trump’s Russia connections, in a possible obstruction of justice. 

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Coming Soon: Trump’s Black Budget

There was one $50 billion-plus item omitted from President Trump’s proposed federal budget last week: the National Intelligence Program, otherwise known as the U.S. government’s “black budget."

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'He Will Die in Jail': Intelligence Community Ready to 'Go Nuclear' on Trump, Senior Source Says

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community.

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AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors on Trump and the NSA

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Snowden vs. 'Snowden': Oliver Stone’s American Hero, and the Real Guy Who Told Us Things We Didn’t Want to Know

Edward Snowden is an individual with a personal story that is extraordinary in many ways and unexceptional in others, a combination captured well in Oliver Stone’s movie “Snowden.” But Snowden’s individuality was in danger of disappearing behind his symbolic importance even before he spent months holed up in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport as a stateless international fugitive, an event barely referenced in Stone’s movie. As a symbol, Snowden and his deeds — exposing the massive data collection and surveillance programs carried out worldwide by the CIA, the NSA and other intelligence agencies — mean too many things to too many people. Snowden is where the libertarian right and the anarchist left overlap. More important still, Snowden exposes the hypocrisy behind both mainstream conservatism and mainstream liberalism, whose leading representatives have demanded he be punished as a spy or a traitor.

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Gary Johnson Would Consider Pardoning Edward Snowden If Elected President

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson Thursday told Newsmax TV he would “certainly look into pardoning” Edward Snowden, who leaked classified information exposing illegal wiretapping practices at the National Security Administration, if he were elected president in November.

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