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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-11 09:57 PM
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WikiLeaks Grand Jury Witness David House Refuses to Testify, Invokes Fifth Amendment
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Edited on Wed Jun-15-11 09:58 PM by Hissyspit
Source: AFP

WikiLeaks grand jury witness David House refuses to testify, invokes Fifth Amendment
Published on June 15th, 2011
Written by: Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON A friend of Bradley Manning, the American soldier accused of leaking classified files to WikiLeaks, said he declined to answer questions at a grand jury hearing.

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But House said that during the closed-door hearing he invoked the constitutions Fifth Amendment, which protects him from self-incrimination, offering only his name and address and refusing to answer the prosecutors other questions.

The show trial that is now under way in Alexandria, Virginia has the potential to set a dangerous precedent for regulating the media, House said in a statement issued by Mannings support network.

Using Nixonian fear tactics that were honed during the Pentagon Papers investigation, the DoJ (Department of Justice) is attempting to dismantle a major media organization WikiLeaks and indict its editor, Julian Assange, he said. The DoJs ever-widening net has now come to encompass academics, students, and journalists in the Cambridge (Boston) area, he said.

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