Veteran gets 5 years for blowing whistle on Russia meddling -- while Trump's Russia-loving comrades go free
Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a federal contractor charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for sending classified material to a news organization, poses in a picture posted to her Instagram account. Reality Winner/Social Media via REUTERS

In an article for The Intercept, Billie Winner-Davis detailed the injustice her veteran daughter has experienced since being entangled in the Russian investigation.


Reality Leigh Winner, a 27-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran is serving five years in prison for leaking one classified document that proved Russian hacking efforts into the US elections.

Davis said that her daughter should be held accountable, but is frustrated to see multiple high profile people connected to the case walk free.

"She certainly should be held accountable for her actions, and she is. But other figures in the news today — those who actually played roles in the malfeasance surrounding the Trump campaign and transition — do not appear to be paying near the price that she and our family are paying," she wrote.

She explained that her daughter was held in "deplorable conditions," and that she was "deprived of contact with her family and friends"  and an "adequate diet."

She then called out the high profile people who have walked away with far less punishment for doing way worse.

"It is maddening to watch my daughter in prison as the so-called justice system interacts in such drastically different ways with Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn, and Michael Cohen," she wrote.

"Treating Reality as an insider threat and using her and her sentence as a deterrent for others, yet allowing the likes of Cohen, Flynn, Gates, and Butina off easy for much more serious offenses undermines our entire system," she said.

Read the full article here.