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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:11 AM

3. I believe Rangel also...

but Assange did defy the State Dept's request to not publish secret cables and this pissed off some politicos enough to call for his prosecution. At that time, the AG Eric Holder was confident that they could build a case against him. According to reports, which I can only seem to find from Australian sources, FOIA documents show that Australian diplomats have been cooperating in an investigation against Assange where he allegedly conspired with Bradley Manning in acts of directed espionage. (Australia may also consider these acts treasonous against their government, since Assange is an Australian citizen):

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1340776

On edit: I should point out:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/29/AR2010112905973.html

Under the Espionage Act, anyone who has "unauthorized possession to information relating to the national defense" and has reason to believe it could harm the United States may be prosecuted if he publishes it or "willfully" retains it when the government has demanded its return, Smith <former CIA general counsel> said.

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