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NSA leaker's social posts didn't affect security clearance. Here's why

On a Twitter account she purportedly controlled, Reality Leigh Winner labeled President Donald Trump an "orange fascist."

When an Iranian official tweeted that his nation would only retaliate in self-defense,   > Winner responded in an unusual way for a former Air Force veteran and intelligence contractor. She showed her support for Iran.


"There are many Americans protesting US govt aggression towards Iran. If our Tangerine in Chief declares war, we stand with you!" she posted Feb. 7.

But were statements like these about the Tweeter-in-Chief enough to raise red flags about her security clearance? AJC reporters talked with top experts about the rules for the federal intelligence community and got some surprising answers. Read the full story by clicking here: http://www.myajc.com/news/national-govt--politics/accused-leaker-social-posts-not-enough-shake-top-secret-clearance/7524nEeXmwkzFLuYWBg35H/


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