WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: Has US already indicted him?
Assange in 2010
Sweden has issued an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and according to one newspaper report, he is hiding out in Britain. But is he already under indictment in the United States on charges related to his online release of a vast trove of secret US documents?
Itâs certainly possible. US officials publicly will only say that they are investigating the matter and that no legal options have been ruled out. But an indictment in such an important federal matter would be handed down by a grand jury, and grand jury proceedings are secret, notes Stephen Vladeck, an expert in national security law at American University. There may be an empaneled grand jury considering the Assange case right now.
âWe wouldnât know what theyâre doing until the whole thing is concluded,â he says....
The new indictment accuses Assange of violating the US espionage act by publishing classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010.
It said Assange had "repeatedly encouraged sources with access to classified information to steal and provide it to Wikileaks to disclose"....
What is unusual about the charges is that most cases involving the theft of classified information have targeted government workers and not the people who published it, correspondents say.
Assistant Attorney General John Demers said the department took "seriously the role of journalists in our democracy" but that Assange was "no journalist".
"Indeed, no responsible act of journalism would purposely publish the names of individuals he or she knew to be confidential sources in war zones, exposing them to the gravest of dangers," he added....
excerpts from, "Julian Assange, Wikileaks co-founder, faces 17 new charges in US" đ
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"Thursday, Dec 2, 2010: "WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: Has (The) US already indicted him?" !
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Michael Weiss wrote: .... Mike Pompeo, then CIA director and, as an official in Donald Trumpâs Cabinet, an indirect beneficiary of Assangeâs meddling in American democracy, went so far as to describe WikiLeaks as a ânon-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.â For those likening the outfit to legitimate news organizations, Iâd submit that this is a shade more severe a description, especially coming from Americaâs former spymaster, than anything Trump has ever grumbled about The New York Times or The Washington Post.
Russian diplomats had concocted a plot, as recently as late 2017, to exfiltrate Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy, according to The Guardian. âFour separate sources said the Kremlin was willing to offer support for the planâincluding the possibility of allowing Assange to travel to Russia and live there. One of them said that an unidentified Russian businessman served as an intermediary in these discussions.â The plan was scuttled only because it was deemed too dangerous....
excerpt from, "Julian Assange Got What He Deserved"
https://tinyurl.com/y39tdbnp (Assange fears being beaten up in US prison, called Trump crowd 'clowns': Visitor). Well one sees why the Trump crew is not very worried about conspiracy prosecution Assange doesn't think they have the brains to do it.
'"'Those bunch of clowns' -- that was the exact quote -- 'those bunch of clowns couldn't conspire and organize this kind of thing',"'
It indicted him in 2018 anyway Julian may get a free trip to the United States though that might be years down the road. đ
His accommodations will probably not be as pleasant as Ecuadorian Embassy, now.đ
Sasha Ingber wrote: The Justice Department announced Thursday that it is charging Julian Assange, setting the stage for a historic legal showdown with the controversial founder of WikiLeaks.
The unsealing of an indictment dated more than a year ago followed a whirlwind reversal of fortune for Assange, who was ejected from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he confined himself for years, and then hauled into custody by officers of the Metropolitan Police....
excerpt from, "Julian Assange Arrested, Faces U.S. Charges Related To 2010 WikiLeaks Releases"
Wow this thread could use an update! [URL=https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/ecuador-cuts-off-internet-access-for-wikileaks-founder-assange/2016/10/18/277281f6-95ac-11e6-9b7c-57290af48a49_story.html]]]Ecuador cuts off Internet access for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange - The Washington Post[/URL]. Me and the Washington Post saying something nasty about Hillary Clinton on the same day
"A judge could order an indictment of Assange sealed until such time as the US is able to apprehend him, or until he is in custody in a nation from which he is likely to be extradited" "Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has said that the military has enlisted FBI agents in its investigation of the matter"
It Would be interesting to see Assange in an orange jump suit at Guantanamo Bay?