Intercept assisting accused NSA leaker, admits partial fault in outing her

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“The parent company of The Intercept online news outlet announced Tuesday that it is helping the legal defense of the Augusta suspect in the National Security Agency leak investigation. At the same time, The Intercept admitted some fault in Reality Winner’s predicament. ‘The ongoing criminal case prevents us from going into detail,’ Intercept editor-in-chief Betsy Reed wrote online Tuesday, ‘but I can state that, at several points in the editorial process, our practices fell short of the standards to which we hold ourselves for minimizing the risks of source exposure when handling anonymously provided materials.’ The U.S. Justice Department has accused Winner of leaking to The Intercept a top-secret NSA report about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.” (07/11/17)