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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:25 PM

U.S. issues new indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought to recruit hackers at conferences in Europe and Asia to provide his anti-secrecy website with classified information, including military secrets, according to a new Justice Department indictment announced Wednesday.

The superseding indictment does not contain additional charges beyond the 18 counts the Justice Department unsealed last year. But prosecutors say it underscores Assange’s efforts to procure and release classified information, allegations that form the basis of criminal charges he already faces.

Assange was arrested last year after being evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and is at the center of an ongoing extradition tussle over whether he should be sent to the United States.

The Justice Department last year charged him with conspiring with former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in one of the largest compromises of classified information in U.S. history. It says the WikiLeaks founder damaged national security by publishing hundreds of thousands of classified documents, including diplomatic cables and military files on the wars in Iraq and Afgahnistan, that harmed the U.S. and its allies and aided its adversaries. [snip]

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-issues-new-indictment-against-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-2020-06-24



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Backseat Driver Jun 24 OP
live love laugh Jun 24 #1
brush Jun 24 #4
rwsanders Jun 25 #9
ck4829 Jun 24 #2
Qutzupalotl Jun 24 #3
agincourt Jun 24 #5
live love laugh Jun 24 #6
C Moon Jun 24 #7
hunter Jun 25 #8

Response to Backseat Driver (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:27 PM

1. Is Assange the bad guy or are his imprisoners?

I lean toward the latter.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:18 PM

4. Let's not forget history. Assange did work with Putin to help trump get elected.

He contributed to all out mess the country is in.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:11 AM

9. truthdig.com still has some good articles about Assange by Chris Hedges. In depth, insightful...

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You won't hear a lot of good about him here because he also exposed some of the things the DLC was into.
This one is a pretty good summary:
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/what-is-happening-to-assange-will-happen-to-the-rest-of-us/

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Response to Backseat Driver (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:33 PM

2. Now's a good time to release the key to that insurance file

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Response to Backseat Driver (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:16 PM

3. Journalists don't enlist people to hack into the CIA and NSA.

Lock him up and throw away the key!

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Response to Backseat Driver (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:28 PM

5. far-leftists take note

MAGA rats spring Flynn and will want to spring Stone, but Chelsea Manning whistleblower Assange still in the klink. Far leftists quit bootlicking your enemies and stop attacking Biden and Obama from the left.

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Response to agincourt (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:51 PM

6. I agree. nt

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Response to Backseat Driver (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 11:58 PM

7. It sounds like TrumPutin and the GOP need Assange again.

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Response to Backseat Driver (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:05 AM

8. I don't think he is going to be extradited, especially now.

Trump has destroyed whatever international reputation we had as a land of "justice for all."

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