From the article:
Air Force veteran Reality Winner is serving 5 years for blowing the whistle on Russian election interference, while Trump’s Russia-dealing cronies are going free
This is an example why whistle blowing gets your life destroyed here in America. Over the years whistle blowing protections have been systematically dismantled.
In my last security training at the DoD, before I left, they had retooled the click through online class to include the horrors of “Bradley” Manning. It’s of special note, that they refused to use her first name Chelsey.
They then gave an explicit definition of whistle blowing which said you can only report to your superiors, and if you deviate and report the problem anywhere else you can be charged by law up to and including possible treason.
This gal was trying to get the word out on Russian involvement with the elections. A fact that has been corroborated again and again, and the men that did corroborate with the Russians did not get the 5 year jail sentence she did.