Now that the U.S. government appears to have decided that no additional charges will be filed against Julian Assange, it’s worth asking why the indictment doesn’t include anything about WikiLeaks’s release of information on CIA hacking tools.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has rejected Chelsea Manning's appeal of the district court order finding her in civil contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury. The order is available below.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia unsealed the affidavit in support of the arrest of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. Assange was indicted on March 6 for for conspiring to commit computer intrusions by assisting Chelsea Manning with breaking a U.S. government password. He is charged for violations of 18 U.S.C. §§371, 1030(a)(1), 1030(a)(2) and 1030(c)(2)(B)(ii).
Julian Assange’s story is also the story of how the utopian possibilities of the internet turned into something much bleaker and more frightening.
Michael Cohen’s prepared testimony alleges that Donald Trump knew in advance that WikiLeaks would release DNC emails.
In light of rumors that Julian Assange’s stay in Ecuador’s London embassy is coming to an end, what legal trouble would the WikiLeaks founder face in the outside world?
There are a number of competing interests weighing on the question of whether the intelligence community should provide more information about what WikiLeaks is and how it operates.
The National Security Law Podcast, Episode 14: Potential Assange Charges, and More From Some Island in the Pacific
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On Saturday, apparently in protest at President Trump’s missile strike on Syria, the group that calls itself the Shadow Brokers dumped the rest of its cache of stolen NSA hacking tools.