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    WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Indicted on 17 New Charges Under Espionage Act

    The Department of Justice announced 17 new charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, including a virtually unprecedented move to charge him with publishing classified material — a move that could pose challenges to First Amendment protections.

    In a superseding indictment, a grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, has accused Assange of breaking the law by inducing Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning to send him classified documents — and then publishing material that included the names of confidential sources who provided information to American diplomats.

    The 17 counts were tacked on to a single count accusing Assange of conspiring with Manning to crack a Department of Defense password. Assange, who was taken out of the Equadorian embassy in London in April, is being held in a London jail for jumping bail on a sex charge and awaiting extradition to the United States.
    The DoJ is going after Assange pretty hard in relation to the Manning case.

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    I’ve been arguing for months now that Wikileaks should be held to the same standard that you would hold CNN to. Almost everybody on the left has not been doing that because they were hedging their bets that if it was uncovered that anyone on the Trump campaign had contact with Wikileaks, they could then disingenuously claim that as “collusion.”

    Prediction: those same people will now claim “Trump is threatening press freedom” or whatever lazy, anti-Trump angle they can come up with.

    My stance is consistent. If you wouldn’t charge CNN for the same thing, you shouldn’t charge Wikileaks. If you can prove that Assange conspired in hack, ok. He should be prosecuted. But if he just published something that someone gave him, he shouldn’t be.

    Media outlets like CNN, NYT and WaPo publish stolen and illegally leaked information all the time. Reporters can’t conspire to steal it, but if someone who stole it gives it to a journalist, you don’t charge the journalist. That’s the standard. If it applies to CNN, NYT, WaPo, that same standard should apply to Wikileaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NumberSix
    Almost everybody on the left has not been doing that because they were hedging their bets that if it was uncovered that anyone on the Trump campaign had contact with Wikileaks, they could then disingenuously claim that as “collusion.”


    once the feds have young andrew miller's testimony/documents on the grand jury record, look for even more charges for assange along with stone, corsi, and others.



    If you wouldn’t charge CNN for the same thing, you shouldn’t charge Wikileaks... That’s the standard. If it applies to CNN, NYT, WaPo, that same standard should apply to Wikileaks.
    'murrican federal law enforcement/intelligence is virtually in agreement that assange/wiki is not a journalist, just a russian intelligence asset.

    the doj reiterated this strongly today.

    “The department takes seriously the role of journalists in our democracy and we thank you for it. It is not and never has been the department’s policy to target them for reporting. But Julian Assange is no journalist,”

    -John Demers, head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division

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    Goodbye 1A.

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    [QUOTE=NumberSix]I

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxFly
    This is all good and well, but it's hard to hold Wikileaks to the same standard as CNN, NYT, WaPo and others when they do not function nor behave like those publications... when they do not hold themselves up to the same standards as those publications. For instance, I find it hard to believe that those outfits would publish stolen e-mails hacked by and provided to them by Russian operatives without first checking with US officials for comment and reaction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing
    Awwww... look at you getting involved in grown up discussions.


    Who's a good boy. Who's a good boy... Chewy's a good boy... yes you are... yes you are...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxFly
    Awwww... look at you getting involved in grown up discussions.


    Who's a good boy. Who's a good boy... Chewy's a good boy... yes you are... yes you are...


    Awww did I upset you? Poor baby.

    Coming on here and pretending to pass off CNN and NYT as honest journalism. GTFO here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing
    Awww did I upset you? Poor baby.

    Coming on here and pretending to pass off CNN and NYT as honest journalism. GTFO here!

    Such a goooood boy. Try to follow the conversation.... try to follow the conversation... there you go... such a goood boy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxFly
    Such a goooood boy. Try to follow the conversation.... try to follow the conversation... there you go... such a goood boy.






    Now please....



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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxFly
    Awwww... look at you getting involved in grown up discussions.


    Who's a good boy. Who's a good boy... Chewy's a good boy... yes you are... yes you are...

    Lmfao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing
    Wait... so you're saying you're not a good boy?

    No, you're a good boy.... such a gooooood boy. Don't be hangry... here's a treat.



    Awww, so happy for your treat little buddy. Look at you go! Look at you go!

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    Default Re: Julian Assange Indicted

    Good

    Kill the traitor scum

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    Quote Originally Posted by CelticBaller
    Good

    Kill the traitor scum
    He is not American, Manning is the one who committed treason but now walks free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxFly
    Such a goooood boy. Try to follow the conversation.... try to follow the conversation... there you go... such a goood boy.


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