U.S. contractor pleads not guilty to leaking classified information: CNN

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Posted: Jun 08, 2017 7:13 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - A U.S. intelligence contractor pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge of leaking a classified report on Russian election interference to a media outlet, CNN reported.

Reality Leigh Winner, 25, is accused of leaking a National Security Agency report to The Intercept, according to officials. The NSA document provided technical details on what it said were Russian attempts to hack election officials and a voting machine firm before the presidential election in November.

(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by James Dalgleish)