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US prepares charges to seek Julian Assange's Arrest

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posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN.

The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained wide attention for posting thousands of files stolen by the former US Army intelligence analyst now known as Chelsea Manning.

Prosecutors have struggled with whether the First Amendment precluded the prosecution of Assange, but now believe they have found a way to move forward.

US prepares charges to seek Julian Assange's Arrest

Supposedly WL "directed Manning to interecept and share specific secret information."

Sad but I knew this day would come sooner or later. No way in hell was our lying manipulative govt. going to let an organization like WikiLeaks have the some rights as other reporters/news stations, etc. Julian Assange will have to fight hard to win if they even give him a fair trial, that is. I definitely can see the feds just tossing him in a hole somewhere, gitmo, some black site, or similar.

This is "priority" they say.




posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:07 PM
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Julian will never go to trial. I really wish people knew how much waste goes on in Law Enforcement. These people really have nothing else going on in those offices and have unlimited resources to waste on things like this.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: JakeR777

If the US does make the move and has an agreement with Ecuador to extradite I assume Assange / wikileaks would release any insurance files or data they still have?

Or do they even have any type of insurance files?



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: JakeR777


Prosecutors have struggled with whether the First Amendment precluded the prosecution of Assange, but now believe they have found a way to move forward.

Lol, they aren't concerned as much about rights as they are about being caught on camera when they storm the place.
The gubment only cares that the truth is leaking, sees the embassy as a drippy faucet that needs to be turned off.

Lord Tarkington, the harder you squeeze the more grains of sand will slip thru your fingers.

Or maybe they are ready to announce they are just going to do it under some 'clause' they just wrote, belying that they are finally ready to break into the embassy, probably from below. The tunnel is finally finished and they are ready to proceed.

We'll just see some smoke and maybe fire coming from the windows and then Assange will be shown already far away, being led away in chains to the inquisition.

edit on 24-4-2017 by intrptr because: additional



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: JakeR777




This is "priority" they say.


That is false. As you can see by Sessions' comments, the "priority" he was speaking of was the leaks of classified information, not Wikileaks. CNN is lying.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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His only crime is doing to the government what the government does to the people.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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Ah, Assange the alleged rapist is already wanted in Sweden. If he leave the embassy that's his first port of call.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: SonOfThor

I sure hope he does it would be his best move if they force his hand.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Definitely just trying to keep their dirty laundry from being aired for sure!! Its sad that the people in charge want to go after the people exposing crimes, illegal acts, corruption, incompetence, etc instead of striving to do their job and serve the people and make the country/world a better place to live.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

LOL what I mean he said himself finding leaks, making a case, and arresting people is a priority....... Assange is a leak , therefor making him a priority via his own words..

I wont disagree that CNN lies as all mainstream media does, but going around saying "This is false" about 99% of the things reported is silly



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 02:22 PM
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originally posted by: paraphi
Ah, Assange the alleged rapist is already wanted in Sweden. If he leave the embassy that's his first port of call.

Not if he claims refugee status...

It couldn't have anything to do with Wikileaks exposing government criminal activity could it?



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 02:23 PM
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Careful with the "sources"


US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN





posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Careful with the "sources"


US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN




Why? Source confidentialiy is the backbone of journalism, democracy and law.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: bastion

His comment was likely in jest, but also a cheerful caution on remembering how much question information has come from the mainstream media sources.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: bastion

originally posted by: xuenchen
Careful with the "sources"


US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN




Why? Source confidentialiy is the backbone of journalism, democracy and law.


And a mainstay for fake stories to sway public opinions.




posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: JakeR777

if a government employee with clearance hands over confidential information to a civilian without clearance, and that civilian shares it with all his friends. then who leaked? whos at fault? is it the general publics responsibility to guard the nations secrets? or is it the government employees who are tasked with such responsibility?

a civilian would not be charged for distributing classified info he was never meant to have anyway, rather it is the one federal employee that gave it to him who is the leaker. julian is not nor has he ever been a government employee (as far as the record is aware anyhow) and is therefore as we all are entitled to a freedom of speech that allows him to share whatever information he has.

do you want to live in a world where you might accidentally say something illegal because it was protected as classified info and you didnt know it? do you want to live in a world where you are required to guard the nations secrets regardless if you ever wanted or agreed to such a responsibility? freedom ideology (which america used to care about before it got all scared of terror) would dictate only those who agree to accept such a responsibility should be expected to uphold such a responsibility.

julian is just a civilian like any of us who wants to share information, we should want for his freedom to do so to just the same extent we would want that freedom for ourselves to do so should we ever have the ability.

them charging him with leaking is no different then them charging everyone who has visited his website with leaking just as well, the information gleaned from his website did not originate with him anymore then it did those of us who read the leaks..



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: NobodiesNormal

Hey man , I agree he should entitled to free speech/press etc but what you described seems to be the world we live in , unfortunately. if they end up charging him , I pray he beats the case with a journalism/1st amendment defense or something similar to what your saying. He had no obligation to turn over the secrets as he was not under contract or employed by the government!

What are we, in north Korea where where they arrest reporters for telling the truth/reporting on the government???



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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Oh I bet he will give himself up right away as well.

The government is just butt hurt that their subjective tactics are being exposed



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 11:05 PM
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"Donald Trump: 'I love WikiLeaks!'"

www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 03:00 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: bastion

originally posted by: xuenchen
Careful with the "sources"


US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN




Why? Source confidentialiy is the backbone of journalism, democracy and law.


And a mainstay for fake stories to sway public opinions.



That's not how newsrooms work, besides the story is true.



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