Editor’s Note: I hope you have been enjoying bouncing around history on this website like Dr. Who. We spent the morning and afternoon in 18th and 19th century America. Now, let’s return to the present where in the 21st century the US Empire is throwing Assange in the gulag.
This is madness. It is the end of national security journalism and the first amendment. https://t.co/wlhsmsenFw— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 23, 2019
The Department of Justice just declared war––??not on Wikileaks, but on journalism itself. This is no longer about Julian Assange: This case will decide the future of media. https://t.co/a5WHmTCDpg— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) May 23, 2019
The US Department of Justice has just announced SEVENTEEN more charges against Julian Assange for publishing the most substantial piece of journalism in my lifetime.— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) May 23, 2019
A maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on each charge — which means he would likely spend the rest of his life in prison if they don’t fight this extradition with everything they have.— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) May 23, 2019
Up to 170 YEARS IN PRISON FOR AWARD WINNING WORLD CHANGING JOURNALISM.— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) May 23, 2019
Who is Julian Assange?
Blompf has never heard of that loser.
“WASHINGTON — Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks leader, has been indicted on 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act for his role in obtaining and publishing secret military and diplomatic documents in 2010, the Justice Department announced on Thursday — a novel case that raises profound First Amendment issues.
The new charges were part of an expanded indictment obtained by the Trump administration that significantly raised the stakes of the legal case against Mr. Assange, who is already fighting extradition proceedings in London based on an earlier hacking-related countbrought by federal prosecutors in Northern Virginia.
The case has nothing to do with Russia’s election interference in 2016, when Mr. Assange’s organization published Democratic emails stolen by Russia to help elect President Trump. Instead, it focuses on Mr. Assange’s role in the leak of hundreds of thousands of State Department cables and diplomatic files by the former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning …”
Let’s face it.
Bolton and Pompeo can’t afford to have Assange and Wikileaks around embarrassing them as they prepare to save the world from Iran launching a nuclear holocaust. Among other reasons, this is why I have completely ruled out supporting Blompf in the 2020 election.