BREAKING News in Assange Case
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The Justice Department decided not to charge Julian Assange for his role in exposing CIA’s most secret spying tools, according to a U.S. official and two other people familiar with the case.

Prosecutors were hindered by several factors.

First, the government is facing a clock in its efforts to extradite Assange to the United States from the United Kingdom, where he is being held. Extradition laws require the U.S. to bring additional charges against Assange within 60 days of the first indictment, which prosecutors accused Assange of helping former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning hack into military computers.

Second, prosecutors were worried about the sensitivity of the Vault 7 materials, according to an official with deliberations over whether to charge Assange. mentioning such a classified subject in court risks exposing even more CIA secrets.

“There is no question that there are leak cases that can’t be prosecuted against the leaker or the leakee because the information is so sensitive that, for your proof at trial, you would have to confirm it is authentic,” said Mary McCord, who was acting assistant attorney general for national security. “So the irony, often, is that the higher the classification of the leaked material, the harder it is to prosecute.”

Instead, the Justice Department will go after Assange on one count for allegedly assisting Manning and the 17-count Espionage Act indictment. There are no plans to bring any additional indictments.

Federal officials insist they have a strong case against Assange, stating Assange is not a journalist and intentionally published the names of confidential sources in war zones over the objections of national security officials.

6 comments
  1. Sounds like a intelligent decision on the part of the Federal Government. Wikilieaks is an informational business and the the information that they came by was either second hand or has no informational quality. Our security agencies need to find out the areas where information is being leaked and take the appropriate measures to stop it, if dismissal needs to be done so be it regardless of the employee’s last name.

  2. If you prosecute Assange they would have too also prosecute every Libtard on the intelligence committee..Over the last 50 years, they can not keep anything classified,their desire to be noticed and feel the power overwhelms them.

    1. I agree. They claim he is not a journalist. If that is the case there are a lot of people in congress like Schitt that need to be prosecuted. Look what Feinstein did with leaking Doc form the Committee. Are the people on CNN journalist?

  3. Unfortunately the Journalism profession has declined to the bottom of the pit. The vast majority of them are story tellers, stories they concoct, distort and then spoon feed us with their bias. Dangerous.

  4. The entire U.S. Intelligence Community, and the D.O.J. (under those lying Obama-sucking traitors, Eric Holder, John Brennen and James Clapper), is a pathetic, sickening joke! And that goes for each and every one of those filthy, dirty, slimy,cowardly, Hillary Clinton “loyalists” like them! The ONLY thing Assange did was to embarrass the crooked, deep-state bureaucrats (I call them deep-shit bureaucrats) who were under the sheets with Obama and Clinton. And guess WHERE these A-Holes go when they get out of government service? You’ll find most of them at CNN. I don’t know how Donna Brazil got herself hired by Fox News … she must have some very revealing videos of one, or both of the brothers who own Fox News.

  5. Julian is a fucking hero who gave up his freedom and nearly his life , revealing truth to a society that is heavily propagated by the Evil Oligarchy .

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