In one Twitter message, the former View co-host applauded the alleged leaker. “Brave young patriot,” O’Donnell wrote Wednesday in a Twitter message that linked to a GoFundMe page dedicated to raising money for Winner’s “loss of wages, counseling”:
brave young patriot – https://t.co/MCnQ1U33vF
— ROSIE (@Rosie) June 7, 2017
On Thursday, O’Donnell tweeted, “I support Reality Winner speak truth to power #resist #womenUNITE”:
https://t.co/MCnQ1U33vF i support reality winner speak truth to power #resist#womenUNITEhttps://t.co/Ad9eZXCSkg
— ROSIE (@Rosie) June 8, 2017
A vocal critic of President Donald Trump, O’Donnell also reportedly confirmed that she donated $1,000 to Winner’s GoFundMe campaign. As of Saturday, more than $32,000 from over 770 people had been raised.
The 55-year-old comedian also defended Winner, insisting that she was “brave” and not “careless” for allegedly leaking government documents:
brave not careless @flightbomb@clb0137@JeanetteSharon1
— ROSIE (@Rosie) June 9, 2017
Winner was denied bail at a hearing in federal court Thursday and will remain behind bars as she awaits trial.
Last week, filmmaker and left-wing activist Michael Moore launched a website called TrumpiLeaks to encourage government employees and contractors to engage in the kinds of leaks in which Winner allegedly participated.Read more at Breitbart