Mar 11, 2014
A Leak of All Things Suggests U.S. Won’t Prosecute Assange
Posted on Nov 26, 2013
U.S. officials speaking anonymously to The Washington Post said the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange because of a “New York Times” problem:
No word yet on whether the quoted officials will investigate themselves for leaking secret information.
As The Guardian reports, attorney Barry Pollack, representing Assange, has asked for a formal declaration confirming the leak that the WikiLeaks publisher will not be prosecuted.
Since June 19, 2012, Assange has been unable to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for fear of extradition to the United States, where he worries he would face espionage charges stemming from leaks by Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
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