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NSA whistleblower Reality Winner petitions Donald Trump for grace

Lawyers for NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner, 28, filed a petition for Trump to grant her leniency on Monday

Lawyers for NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner, 28, filed a petition for Trump to grant her leniency on Monday

National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner asks Trump for mercy.

The winner was sentenced to five years and three months in prison in 2018 for violating the Espionage Law after she had leaked secret information about Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

The former US Air Force intelligence specialist and its supporters filed a petition on Monday with the Office of the Pardon Attorney, which falls under the Department of Justice, to release her early from prison, according to Huffington Post.

Her lawyers said Winner “had suffered enough” and called on the president to “do the right thing.”

During a press conference in Dallas on Monday, Winner’s lawyer Alison Grinter gathered together with her family members for her release, saying that Winner “had suffered enough” and called on Trump to “do the right thing”

“Our country was attacked by a hostile foreign power,” said Alison Grinter, Winner’s lawyer, at a press conference on Monday in Dallas.

“Our national healing process can only begin if we forgive our fortune tellers and begin to rebuild what has been taken from us – electoral security, responsibility for those trying to undermine our democracy, and safeguard the American right to government by and for the people.”

“None of this can start seriously while we are still punishing those who tell us the truth,” Grinter added.

The lawyer said she will submit 4,500 support letters for Winner as part of the leniency application.

The winner’s family hopes that Trump will show her grace and grant her grace. He has previously criticized her sentence as ‘so unfair’.

“Gee, these are” little potatoes “compared to what Hillary Clinton did,” tweeted Trump in 2018.

The winner's family hopes that Trump will show her grace and grant her grace. He has previously criticized her sentence as 'so unfair'

The winner's family hopes that Trump will show her grace and grant her grace. He has previously criticized her sentence as 'so unfair'

The winner’s family hopes that Trump will show her grace and grant her grace. He has previously criticized her sentence as ‘so unfair’

“Gee, these are” little potatoes “compared to what Hillary Clinton did,” tweeted Trump in 2018 as Winner

“This president is willing to use his pardon authority without taking into account many of the conventions set up to guide and advise a president on grace and commutations,” Grinter told the New York Times.

“We know that the president is paying attention to Twitter and media, and we hope the president sees this for what it is and that is an opportunity to rectify a major injustice,” she added.

Winner’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, said that her daughter’s health and well-being are at stake in prison and that she “loses hope.”

“Reality does not receive any form of treatment or care for her anxiety or her bulimia,” Winner-Davis said. “Every day that passes, I feel like we’re losing a little bit of my daughter and who she is.”

She says that reality “threatens nobody” and “doesn’t deserve this.”

Winner’s mother, Billie Winner-Davis, said her daughter’s health and well-being are at stake in prison and that she “loses hope.” The reality depicted with mother in this undated photo

So far, the 28-year-old has served 30 months in prison. She pleaded guilty of violating the Espionage Act by smuggling a top secret report on Russian hacking into her pantyhose and sharing this with a press release that is believed to be The Intercept

So far, the 28-year-old has served 30 months in prison. She pleaded guilty of violating the Espionage Act by smuggling a top secret report on Russian hacking into her pantyhose and sharing it with a news outlet that is believed to be the interception

So far, the 28-year-old has served 30 months in prison. She pleaded guilty of violating the Espionage Act by smuggling a top secret report on Russian hacking into her pantyhose and sharing it with a news outlet that is believed to be the interception

Winner stepfather Gary Davis says he has the feeling that she has been ‘chosen’.

“She was nobody and they used her for a patsy and an example,” he said.

So far, the 28-year-old has served 30 months in prison.

The former military contractor and former US intelligence specialist from Texas was arrested in 2017 on suspicion of leaking a secret intelligence report.

She pleaded guilty of violating the Espionage Act by smuggling a top secret report on Russian hacking into her pantyhose and sharing it with a news outlet that was believed to be The Intercept.

It is believed that that document has detailed Russian government efforts to invade a Florida-based provider of voting software.

She received the longest sentence ever imposed on the federal court on a journalistic source under the Espionage Act.

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