Reality Leigh Winner called Trump an 'orange fascist' on Twitter before being accused of the NSA leak

Before Justice Department officials accused her of leaking classified information to an online media outlet, federal contractor and veteran Reality Winner regularly took to social media to complain about the Trump administration and post about leaks on her Twitter account.

Winner, 25, worked as a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation, where she had top security clearance and worked at a government facility in Georgia since Feb. 13.

While her social media presence dropped off significantly after that date, two days before she tweeted at President Donald Trump, calling him "orange fascist."

See photos of Winner and her social media presence:

Federal contractor charged with leaking top-secret NSA document -- Reality Leigh Winner
See Gallery
Federal contractor charged with leaking top-secret NSA document -- Reality Leigh Winner

Reality Winner, the U.S. intelligence contractor charged with leaking classified National Security Agency material is seen in these undated booking photos in Lincolnton, Georgia, U.S., received June 8, 2017.


Reality Winner (C), the U.S. intelligence contractor charged with leaking classified National Security Agency material is shown in this courtroom sketch during her hearing at the U.S. District Courthouse in Augusta, Georgia, U.S., June 8, 2017. Courtesy Richard Miller via REUTERS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
Reality Winner exits the Augusta Courthouse June 8, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. Winner is an intelligence industry contractor accused of leaking National Security Agency (NSA) documents. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
(Photo via Facebook)
(Photo via Facebook)
(Photo via Facebook)
A great American once told us to go out and have conversations with one another. #NoDAPL #standwithstandingrock #climatechangeisreal
Reality Winner, arrested for alleged classified leak, is a former US Air Force linguist who speaks Pashto, Farsi &…
Alleged NSA whistleblower Reality Leigh Winner must be supported. She is a young women accused of courage in tryin…
Federal contractor Reality Leigh Winner, 25, from Georgia charged with leaking classified material to a news outlet

The former Air Force linguist, who was formally charged by the Justice Department Monday with mailing classified material to The Intercept, often posted about her criticism of President Trump and her environmental concerns on Twitter under the alias, Sara Winners. However, Winner didn't do much to conceal her identity, using a selfie as her profile picture.

Winner went by her @Reezlie Twitter handle on Instagram, where she posted light-hearted gym photos and images of food, leaving her Twitter account to serve as her political soundboard.

On her Twitter account, Winner, who followed Edward Snowden, Wikileaks, and several accounts labeled "alt" government profiles, did not appear to hold back in bashing the president.

When it became clear that Trump would likely become the next president on election night, she tweeted, "Well. People suck. #ElectionNight."

SEE ALSO: Who is Reality Leigh Winner? 25-year-old contractor charged with leaking classified NSA documents

She favorited a tweet from Wikileaks on Feb.15 that said U.S. intelligence was intentionally concealing information from Trump and linked to an article in the Wall Steet Journal headlined, "Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump on Leak Concerns."

And roughly four months ago, Winner reportedly wrote a now-deleted Facebook post that was critical of President Trump's go-ahead for construction of two controversial pipelines: the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access.

"Repeat after me: In the United States of America, in the year 2017, access to clean, fresh, water is not a right, but a privilege based off one's socio-economic status," Winner allegedly wrote. "If that didn't feel good to say aloud, contact your senators today and tell them those exact words as to why the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines cannot be built on American soil. Let's fix the pipes meant to bring water, sans lead or pollutants, to our citizens before we build pipes meant to benefit big oil and poison the land. #NoDAPL"

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.