Winner's defence attorney, Titus Thomas Nichols, would not confirm whether she was being charged with leaking the NSA report cited by The Intercept.

Victor made an initial appearance Monday before a federal magistrate in Augusta and is scheduled to have a bond hearing on Thursday, Nichols, said in an interview Monday.

Jake Swearingen, a technology writer for New York Magazine, said victor made her own missteps by printing the documents in a way that could be tracked and mailing them to The Intercept.

Investigators said they narrowed down the suspects after they noticed crease marks on the leaked documents, which indicated "they had been printed and hand-carried out of a secured space".

The government claims that when victor "retained and transmitted classified national defense information", she could have compromised the security of the United States.

Victor remains in jail pending a detention hearing later this week, said the lawyer, adding that he expects the government will seek to keep her behind bars pending trial.

The NSA document, obtained by online news outlet The Intercept, reportedly claimed that Russian military intelligence attempted to hack a voting software company as well as election officials' email accounts.

Winner's mother, Billie, says Reality is an Air Force veteran who also volunteers to help others. While in the Air Force, she served as a linguist and speaks Pashto, Farsi and Dari.

While court documents filed in the case do not identify the outlet or describe the type of information leaked, the details of the case appear to correspond to information included in an Intercept article.

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The report suggests election-related hacking penetrated further into US voting systems than previously known.

Victor is now the defendant in the Trump administration's first criminal leak case, reports CBS News correspondent David Begnaud.

"You've heard the president very clearly talk about the concern that he has about unauthorized disclosures of classified and sensitive information and the threat that they can pose to national security", said White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

But Kiriakou is not hopeful for her future.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested victor at her home in Georgia on Saturday.

NPR national security correspondent Greg Myre is here to tell us more about her. Victor was singled out after the documents were inspected and a crease noted in the pages, "suggesting they had been printed and hand-carried out of a secured space".

The Intercept also said Russian hackers, specifically the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, may have penetrated further into US voting systems than previously known, including executing cyber-espionage to get information from a USA company last August about elections-related software and hardware.

MYRE: Well, they say that a month ago, she printed out a National Security Agency document using this top security clearance that she had.

They then deduced that the document had been sent by mail and further determined that six people had access to the document. He said Russia categorically denies "the possibility" of the Russian government being behind it. This is a common feature in modern printers for forensics investigations, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.