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Senators seek answers on alleged NSA leaker’s security clearance

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Senators seek answers on alleged NSA leaker’s security clearance

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The leaders of a key Senate panel are pressing the federal government for information about the security clearance of a government contractor recently accused of passing classified material to a news outlet.

Reality Leigh Winner was arrested by the FBI in early June and charged in federal court with violating a section of the Espionage Act. Her arrest has been linked to The Intercept’s publication of a purported classified National Security Agency document detailing Russian hacking efforts aimed at U.S. election and voting infrastructure.

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