NSA Leaker Reality Winner Trolls Trump in First Interview From Jail: Thanks For Calling My Sentence ‘So Unfair’
Based on her online history, former NSA contractor Reality Winner is hardly a Donald Trump supporter, but she offered a surprising bit of thanks to the president for saying her five year prison sentence is “so unfair.”
Winner gave an interview to CBS from jail on Thursday as she begins to serve time for leaking classified National Security Agency documents to the media. Even though Winner told CBS she “regrets” releasing the documents she had on Russia’s 2016 election meddling efforts, she also said she feels somewhat vindicated after seeing how the Russia investigations evolved from her actions.
Winner also brought up Trump’s renewed fight with Jeff Sessions over the Attorney General’s recusal from the Russia investigations. Specifically, she sort of trolled Trump by alluding to the tweet where he lamented how it’s “so unfair” she’s been sentenced to prison while Hillary Clinton hasn’t been convicted of anything.
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
“Even our commander in chief, President Trump, has kind of come out and said, ‘Wait a minute, this is really unfair, there’s this double standard here.’ And for that I can’t thank him enough because for 16 months those words ‘so unfair’ were actually not allowed by myself or my team or my family to say out in the public, so I just can’t thank him enough for finally saying what everybody has been thinking for 16 months.”
Winner continued to express gratitude, though she didn’t want to speculate about what Trump really meant, saying “I don’t like to assume anything as to what’s going on in his head, but the ‘small potatoes’ was a breath of fresh air. It really made me laugh.”
Watch above, via CBS.
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