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Friday, April 21, 2017

US to File Charges Against WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange; Assange Arrest a 'Priority'


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Officials reportedly claim the Department of Justice is ready to file arrest charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

On Thursday, CNN and the Washington Post cited unnamed US officials as having information that the US has prepared charges to make arrests related to WikiLeaks publishing tens of thousands of military documents leaked by Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

CNN specifically reported WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in a small room in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, was the subject of forthcoming arrest charges.

The Post reported multiple members of the WikiLeaks group were being targeted as prosecutors draft a memo laying out the charges. Possible charges include “conspiracy, theft of government property or violating the Espionage Act.” However, officials told the Post that the memo is still incomplete, and would need authorization from the highest levels of the Justice Department.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked about the priority of dealing with the “scourge” of WikiLeaks at a press briefing on Thursday. Sessions said that the Justice Department considers his arrest a "priority."

(via RT)


13 comments:

  1. The U.S. is in the grips of a major "scourge" all right, and it isn't Wikileaks. Does Mr. Sessions live in a house without mirrors?

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  2. He was a fool to help someone like Trump win the Presidency.

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    1. it probably wouldn't have mattered one way or another is my guess.

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    2. Assange did his job as he sees it. I am sure he didn't see he job as "helping Hillary Clinton". He published information and some of that information was not favorable for Clinton.

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  3. Not to pass the blame around but Trump seems strangely silent and somewhat out of the loop about this and and a number of other big stories lately. Is the Deep State going totally off the chain?

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  4. Did anyone ask "Mr. Originalist" Gorsuch at his hearing how it can be illegal to disclose unconstitutional and illegal behavior by the government? Whenever I watch a police drama, the cops always need a warrant.

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  5. ─ Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked about the priority of dealing with the "scourge" of WikiLeaks at a press briefing on Thursday. Sessions said that the Justice Department considers his arrest a "priority." ─

    Coincidentally, Sessions was recently down on the border talking about that other priority which is to arrest the *other* "scourge", ostensibly all the "ILLEGULZ". One has to wonder just who else does Sessions have in mind should be considered a "scourge" while he draws his plan for ultimate world domination.

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    1. Since the 1965 immigration act, there have been 72 million immigrants, most of whom do not speak English. Have these brought us closer to a libertarian society?

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    2. "Gender, Age, Race Differences in Views of U.S. Drone Strikes"

      "Across racial and ethnic groups, whites (66%) are far more likely to approve of the drone attacks than are blacks (46%) and Hispanics (39%)." And 54% oppose, more than any other group.
      http://www.people-press.org/2015/05/28/public-continues-to-back-u-s-drone-attacks/

      Latinos and the War in Iraq
      http://www.pewhispanic.org/2007/01/04/latinos-and-the-war-in-iraq/

      The US needs more people like this.

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    3. Have they turned us further away from a libertarian society"

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  6. The normally loquacious Trump's four word reply when asked about charges for Assange "it's ok with me." Found on a foreign (Australian) site, no less. http://www.heraldsun(dot)com.au/news/breaking-news/trump-says-charges-against-assange-ok/news-story/d590ec8eaf9e42f419e8266a42336ecd

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  7. Looks like Marmite here is the only one with some sense. As for Francisco, notice he never criticizes Mexico's or Saudia Arabia or Israel's immigration policies. I'm for the US reevaluating who lets in even with an education.

    This guy has some great write ups about IQ and wealth of countries. The idiot open border libertarians need to reevaluate the real world instead of being PC about it.


    https://alfinnextlevel.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/what-if-the-average-human-iq-were-200-points/

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  8. What lab has you as a manager? Or is a dog babysitting thing?

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