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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:11 AM

US senator calls to prosecute Assange



Philip Dorling
July 2, 2012

THE head of the US Senate's powerful intelligence oversight committee has renewed calls for Julian Assange to be prosecuted for espionage.

The US Justice Department has also confirmed WikiLeaks remains the target of an ongoing criminal investigation, calling into question Australian government claims that the US has no interest in extraditing Mr Assange.

''I believe Mr Assange has knowingly obtained and disseminated classified information which could cause injury to the United States,'' the chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Dianne Feinstein, said in a written statement provided to the Herald. ''He has caused serious harm to US national security, and he should be prosecuted accordingly.''

Senator Feinstein's call for the Obama administration to move ahead with plans to prosecute Mr Assange came as a US Justice Department spokesman, Dean Boyd, publicly confirmed that ''there continues to be an investigation into the WikiLeaks matter''.


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/us-senator-calls-to-prosecute-assange-20120701-21b3n.html#ixzz1zNrgR7b5

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SHRED Jul 2012 OP
russspeakeasy Jul 2012 #1
EFerrari Jul 2012 #2
roody Jul 2012 #7
Le Taz Hot Jul 2012 #3
snot Jul 2012 #4
pinboy3niner Jul 2012 #5
bemildred Jul 2012 #6

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:15 AM

1. She will say the dumbest things to get a headline.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 12:31 PM

2. Feinstein should be investigated and prosecuted for corruption.

She of all people doesn't want us to know why she ignored hundreds of thousands of her constituents who begged her to vote against the invasion of Iraq.

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 01:34 AM

7. Absolutely. There was money

to be made.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:51 PM

3. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr


Why the HELL doesn't she just retire? I was hoping, at 79, she would call it quits and let a younger, more progressive Senator have a chance, but nope. I guess she hasn't made QUITE enough blood money off the wars THAT SHE VOTED FOR quite yet.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:47 AM

4. Is there any chance her statement is a misguided attempt to help him?

I.e., to the extent people are claiming Assange has nothing to fear, that the US won't try to extradite him and that he's just trying to evade rape charges to that extent, a renewed, open call for prosecution would tend to show that yes, he does have something to fear and so should be treated as someone with a legit claim to asylum (i.e., if he does not receive this protection, he will be in jeopardy of persecution or even death).

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 08:42 PM

5. We'll always have Boxer...and another GREAT Californian, Pelosi

And after our recent primary, I'm almost sorry that we won't have Taitz to kick around any more. (But, somehow, I have a sneaking suspicion that she'll be baaaaack.)

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 08:49 AM

6. Oh good Lord.

The nation is falling apart, her state is falling apart, and what is she going on about? Does she offer any solutions? No. She whines about some Australian nerd.

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