They say they were able to narrow down the source using the unique "microdots" in the print-out, which identify the source printer, as well as the fact that victor had been in email contact with a news outlet, presumed to be The Intercept. "At least it will be federal not state".
The Intercept said the NSA report was dated May 5 - the same date court records cited for the documents victor is accused of leaking. Bernard Sanders of Vermont.
After examining the document, it was determined the pages of the intelligence reporting appeared to be folded or creased, "suggesting they had been printed and hand-carried out of a secured space", according to the criminal complaint. Before President Obama took office in 2009, the government had prosecuted only three such cases since the Espionage Act was enacted in 1917. Officials said nothing was added, changed or deleted.
"The rhetoric around intelligence disclosures has only continued under the new administration, so prosecutions or threats of prosecutions certainly happen".
Davis said he's not certain that the Twitter account cited in press reports actually belongs to victor, although it uses her photo.
The president has been railing against leaks since before his inauguration and has promised a crackdown.
The report describes just one phishing campaign, which hit state officials a week before the election, but does not give any locations or say if it was successful. "I think it is important to note that any disclosure of classified or sensitive information clearly threatens our national security". On Monday night, Adams had television news on in the background while doing some work and heard a mention about a contractor from Georgia, so she looked at the screen.
The FBI arrested victor, an Air Force veteran, on Saturday, and federal authorities have charged her with removing classified information from a government facility and sending it to a news organization.
The document's publication on Monday by The Intercept, a news outlet that focuses on security issues, received particular attention because an intelligence contractor, Reality Leigh Winner, was charged the same day with leaking it.
Some U.S. states are trying to determine whether local election offices were targeted in an apparent hacking effort past year by Russian military intelligence.
"She served her country, she is a veteran", her stepfather, Gary Davis, told Cooper.
Victor is accused of printing the classified intelligence reporting May 9 and mailing it to the news outlet a few days later, according to the federal complaint.
Judging from her social media posts, the blond young woman enjoys posting photographs of her pets, weightlifting and sharing information about the environment from sources allied with liberal figures such as Mr. Sanders and former Vice President Al Gore.
She has promoted articles in opposition to the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, both of which Mr. Trump has supported. I'm losing my mind. If you voted for this piece of (expletive), explain this. He's lying. He's blatantly lying and the second largest supply of freshwater in the country is now at risk.
Before the presidential election, Ms. Winner wrote, "On a positive note, this Tuesday when we become the United States of the Russian Federation, Olympic lifting will be the national sport". She faces up to 10 years in prison. "She's just a normal person", Nichols said. If its concentration keeps rising at this rate, it will double compared with pre-industrial times well before the end of the century.
Many of her posts were more mundane.
"I know my daughter".
On Tuesday, The Intercept released a statement that claimed the classified NSA document was provided "completely anonymously" and cast doubt on the government's account of Winner's arrest.