Calling the FBI’s interrogation of accused media leaker Reality Winner a violation of her constitutional rights, Winner’s defense team is asking a federal judge to throw out the statement that led to her arrest.
On Tuesday, the team will square off with the lawyers from the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Augusta at a suppression hearing before Magistrate Judge Brian Epps. The hearing centers on whether Winner’s lengthy interrogation by the FBI at her Augusta home on June 3, 2017, was voluntary or instead a “custodial interrogation” that required agents to advise Winner of her right to counsel and to remain silent.
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