The record-breaking jail sentence for Reality Winner has caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who has made another dig with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
In a morning post on Twitter, Trump wrote that her 63-month sentence in federal prison was unfair and accused sessions of having a double standard.
"Gee, these are" little potatoes "compared to Hillary Clinton!" he tweeted about Winner, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a document on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "So unfair, Jeff, Double Standard."
The tweet showed no immediate response from sessions. But Winner's mother had an outspoken answer: "Please forgive my daughter Reality Winner."
The Twitter Exchange marks a bizarre twist in the story of the 26-year-old former US Air Force linguist, who apologized to a federal judge on Thursday and said she "takes full responsibility for my actions."
Prior to their arrest, Winner Trump called an "Orange Fascist" on Twitter. Her disappointment at his election was part of her reason for leaving the Air Force, her mother said in an interview with the AJC last year.
"Something she said she did not like her new boss," Billie Winner-Davis said in June 201
Meanwhile, Trump continued to sue in other tweets, saying he had to "deleted emails, Comey lies and leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ear … the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of the Trump Campaign, Russian agreements of Dems – and much more. "