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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Kali74
In later years I am finding a better respect for freedom and a further distrust in government.
originally posted by: Kali74
Washington (CNN)US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN.
I don't know that this will amount to anything considering Assange is still under the protection of Ecuador in their embassy in London. I find it interesting though that the new administration is viewing the 1st Amendment differently and what the implications might be for American news orgs. that printed the classified materials, if any. At any rate, there's a nice big thank you from the administration he helped elect. Trump supporters are beginning to tweet POTUS, begging for a pardon for Assange. Assange seems quite vindictive too, Trump better watch out.
"It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia," Pompeo said.
originally posted by: ClovenSky
a reply to: uncommitted
Well, thank you very much for the opportunity to hear myself type.
I do not wish to enter into your frame of mind to answer your questions. I apologize for I couldn't care less about the questions or the answers. Concentrating so hard on the trees you have lost sight of the forest. The details that you bring up and ask questions of, don't really matter in the grand scheme of things.
It is the constant fight in the fictional battle of the D's and R's of our government that currently holds your attention. There is no way I can compete with that.
Decreeing (with no evidence) that WikiLeaks is “a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia” a belief that has become gospel in establishment Democratic Party circles – Pompeo proclaimed that “we have to recognize that we can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us.” He also argued that while WikiLeaks “pretended that America’s First Amendment freedoms shield them from justice,” but: “they may have believed that, but they are wrong.”
originally posted by: FlyingFox
Without a ton of updated analysis, I'll just assert that whatever goes on with Assange is part of him being released and cleared, be it by trial or just prosecutorial "misstep".
No state in their right mind would want to prosecute him in open court.