But the NSA document is dated May 5 of 2017, and is, according to the Intercept, "the most detailed USA government account of Russian interference in the election that has yet come to light", raising the possibility that the intelligence on the Russian voter registration hacking operation may not have been collected at the time Obama made that assurance.
"I never thought this would be something she would do", Winner-Davis told The Guardian. Authorities said that they also determined that victor had e-mail contact with the news outlet. Victor did not enter a plea in her initial appearance Monday.
As The Intercept's NSA documents made their way across the internet today, so did reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was bringing charges against the person who leaked the top-secret report.
Judging from Winner's Facebook and Twitter page, she was not a particular fan of Trump, and followed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as well as WikiLeaks online.
The document victor allegedly linked is the one used as the basis for an article that ran Monday in The Intercept, which detailed a classified NSA memo, CNN reports.
Winner's arrest was the first for leaks of classified information under the four-month-old Trump government. "The actors likely used data obtained from that operation to... launch a voter registration-themed spear-phishing campaign targeting US local government organizations". "The U.S. Government Agency determined that six individuals printed this reporting".
"She has no criminal history; it's not as if she's a threat to anyone, " he said.
"I don't know what the hacking thing all means", Winner's monther told The Guardian. "Victor was one of these six individuals". He added that he has not received any evidence from the government about the arrest warrant and case files, and hasn't seen evidence of a relationship between his client and the reporter.
"She has a hearing on Thursday about that", she said.
"Somebody who leaks documents against laws has got to suffer the consequences" Kaine said.
"Our focus was really to make sure that the election process was not undermined, because here's the thing: Whatever else was a subject of debate about motive, we knew, and everyone agreed, that one of the goals that Russian Federation had in all of this was to undermine confidence in our democratic process, to sow discord, to sow confusion", Monaco said.
Kaine noted he knew of no evidence that showed Russian Federation affected machine voting totals and said he was referring to intelligence assessments that Russian Federation had acted to influence the election.
The report expanded on USA allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a concerted effort, involving hacking and disinformation, to interfere with the election to help Trump.
The company isn't named, though as The Intercept notes, the report mentions EViD, a product used by Florida-based voting-software vendor VR Systems.
The NSA did not conclude whether the hackers had any effect on the outcome, The Intercept said.
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