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Trial of accused leaker Reality Winner set for October

Her defense team filed a motion for a protection order to determine whether the information that was leaked to the media can be used in court.A spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said victor was working as a government contractor last month when she copied a classified intelligence report containing top secret information. She has been held without bond since her arrest June 3 when federal agents searched her Battle Row rental home.The federal contractor is accused of leaking a classified NSA memo to “Tthe Intercept”, an online news outlet. The FBI arrested victor in early June after victor allegedly leaked a top-secret NSA report detailing a 2016 Russian cyberattack on a voting software company.The security officer assigned to safeguarding the classified information in the case comes from a security firm in Washington, D.C. The NSA report, dated May 5, provides details of a cyberattack on a U.S. voting software supplier, though there is no evidence the hack affected any votes.Attorneys discussed tuesday how classified information will be handled.The trial for a the Georgia government contractor accused of leaking NSA documents is set for late October. “The primary goal of the protective order is to create the perimeters for any time of information that is classified at any level that everyone knows what the rules of engagement will be”.Attorneys should receive security clearance by August 25, Epps added. Winner, he noted, has no prior convictions and, at this point, only one charge against her. She could also face a fine of up to $250,000.