Jeremy Redmon The Rationale Behind Whistleblowers And The Journalists Who Believe Them By Virginia Prescott & Leighton Rowell • Jul 10, 2018 WikiCommons Just over a year ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a 25-year-old woman in Augusta, Georgia for allegedly leaking top secret information from the National Security Agency to the press. Last month, Reality Winner pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act. Winner was sentenced to 63 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Her prosecution is the first in the Trump administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers. Listen Listening... / 14:00 On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott spoke with two journalists about the motivation behind whistleblowers and their rationale.