U.S. contractor pleads not guilty to leaking classified information: CNN

Combination photo showing Winner, the U.S. intelligence contractor charged with leaking classified National Security Agency material in this undated booking photo in Lincolnton

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – A U.S. intelligence contractor pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge of leaking a classified report on Russian election interference to a media outlet, CNN reported.

Reality Leigh Winner, 25, is accused of leaking a National Security Agency report to The Intercept, according to officials. The NSA document provided technical details on what it said were Russian attempts to hack election officials and a voting machine firm before the presidential election in November.

(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by James Dalgleish)