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Why Julian Assange’s extradition could take yearsif it happens at all

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested on Thursday in the U.K. when Ecuador abruptly withdrew his asylum, with the countrys ambassador inviting law enforcement to rush in and seize him. Soon after the arrest, Londons Metropolitan Police Service revealed that not only had Assange been arrested for breach of bail, but also because of a Trump administration request for his extradition. This was hardly news. The Justice Department had been investigating WikiLeaks and Assange since 2010, after the organization published thousands of classified files leaked by former military intelligence analyst…

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Justice Department Charges Assange With Chelsea Manning Conspiracy

LONDONThe U.S. has charged Julian Assange with illegally helping Chelsea Manning crack a computer password to steal classified documents, the Justice Department said Thursday. Assange was dramatically indictment alleges that in March 2010, Assange engaged in a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network, the Justice Department said in a statement.

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Supporters gather after reports Assange may be ousted from embassy

Fears that WikiLeaks founder will be extradited to the US if he leaves London embassy Supporters of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gathered outside the Ecuadorian embassy in central London after the organisation said its sources in Ecuador had revealed he could be removed from the building within hours to days. Ecuadors foreign ministry released a statement saying it doesnt comment on rumours, theories or conjectures that dont have any documented backing, but a senior Ecuadorian official said no decision had been made. WikiLeaks believes Assange would be extradited to…

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Julian Assange Thought He Was Messaging Sean Hannity When He Offered News on Democrat Investigating Trump-Russia

At about 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, a couple hours after she started pretending to be Julian Assange. Thats when she said she kind of panicked. I felt bad. He really thought he was talking to Sean Hannity, said Gilliam. Gilliam, a technical writer from Texas, was bored with the flu when she created @SeanHannity__ early Saturday morning. The Fox News host's real account was temporarily deleted after cryptically tweeting the phrase Form Submission 1649 | #Hannity on Friday night. Twitter said the account had been briefly compromised, according to…

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Julian Assange: I urged Trump Jr to publish Russia emails via WikiLeaks

Site founder says he believed presidents son should release documents anonymously, given that Trump Jrs enemies already had them emails showing he was eager to accept sensitive information about Hillary Clinton via the anti-secrecy website. Instead, the US presidents eldest son did so via Twitter, igniting a firestorm of criticism around his apparent willingness to work with the Russian government against his fathers Democratic rival. Contacted Trump Jr this morning on why he should publish his emails (i.e with us), @WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks played a prominent role in the US presidential…

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Britain wants a ‘way out’ of the Julian Assange standoff, says Ecuador

Maria Fernanda Espinosa, foreign minister, says UK and Ecuador working on an opening Britain is interested in finding a solution to the standoff that has led to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being holed up in Ecuadors London embassy for five years, the foreign minister of the South American country has said. In May, Sweden

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Arresting Julian Assange is a priority, says US attorney general Jeff Sessions

Justice department stepping up efforts to prosecute Wikileaks founder as CNN reports that charges have been drawn up The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a priority for the US, attorney general Jeff Sessions has said. Hours later it was I love WikiLeaks, he once told a rally – but his administration has struck a different tone. Asked whether it was a priority for the justice department to arrest Assange once and for all, Sessions told a press conference in El Paso, Texas on Thursday: We are going…

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