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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 07:59 AM

12. Because maybe the Obama administration is trying to avoid bringing charges until after the election?

It would look like wagging the dog, like trying to appear tough if they did it now. And a lot of Obama voters would question why the charges were brought. So -- politics.

I have heard conflicting reports about whether a federal grand jury has been called.

Also, I have wondered why the decision in the Manning trial has not been made. Do they lack evidence? Are the torture issues a problem?

They probably can't affirm accusations against Assange without evidence from Manning or at least used in the Manning case. You have a military court as well as possibly a civil court involved.

I think there would have to be charges in the US against Assange before he could be extradited here.

It's therefore advantageous for the US to get Assange locked away in Sweden (yes, Sweden can hold someone without bail prior to trial) just to buy time until charges can be brought.

A theory -- nothing more.

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