Somehow, Reality Leigh Winner’s Facebook account is still up. Winner was arrested for leaking classified information to the media as a federal contractor, and it is highly probable that she worked for the NSA in Augusta Georgia.
Her Facebook post history is a treasure trove of insight into her personality, including her political opinions and personal ties.
She posted numerous anti-Trump political posts both before and during her employment as a contractor. She also appears to have a strange and rather personal relationship with Republican Senator David Perdue. She even wrote a rambling essay against the Dakota XL access pipeline and apparently addressed it to David Perdue’s State Policy Director Martha Zoller.
Beyond the political, Winner appears to be a lonely, isolated millennial woman who is very into fitness. Few of her posts are not politics or fitness related.
It appears unclear how someone so unaware of basic OPSEC was awarded a Top Secret clearance and (probably) a contractor position working with the NSA.
Reality Winner is Reality Leigh Winner
The geo-tagged posts prove without a doubt that she is the same Reality Leigh Winner arrested this weekend for leaking (NSA) documents.
While her name is very unique by itself, she’s listed as “Reality Winner” on Facebook and her current location says Maryland. The DOJ statement released today says that Winner lived and was arrested in Augusta, Georgia.
Her post from May 14 puts her at the River Levee Trail in Augusta, Georgia.
She can also be placed at the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta leaving on a trip for Belize. Atlanta’s airport is the closest major one to Augusta.
Maryland happens to be the headquarters of the NSA, and Reality Leigh Winner probably worked at its outpost in Augusta, Georgia.
Reality Leigh Winner’s Motive: She Hates Trump
Reality Leigh Winner has a history of making anti-Trump political posts.
They begin before her employment as security contractor on February 13 of this year and continue during the course of that employment.
Reality Winner’s Dakota Access Pipeline Essay
Reality Winner has a connection to David Perdue, the junior Republican Senator from Georgia.
Just one day after starting her job as a federal contractor on February 13, Winner posted a photo of herself outside David Perdue’s office in Atlanta – a two hour drive away from her residence.
Reality Winner also posted screenshots to Facebook of a five-page, seemingly unsolicited essay she wrote against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Titled “When Pipelines Carry More Than Oil,” the paper is addressed to a “Ms. Zoller.” In the introduction, Winner addresses Zoller personally, saying “Since we spoke in February, much has taken place … and I wanted to share some … information .. [about the] Keystone XL pipeline.”
There is a Martha Zoller who works for David Perdue as the State Policy Director. No doubt Winner was barking up the wrong tree with her anti-Keystone XL Pipeline ramblings.
An Extended Personality Profile
Winner seems to be rather lonely and isolated. She is very into fitness, including cycling, hiking, and Crossfit, and most of her Facebook posts are photos and videos of her exercising.