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.
Latest in Secrecy: Leaks Prosecutions
Three of the counts in the superseding indictment against the Wikileaks founder represent a profoundly troubling legal theory, one rarely contemplated and never successfully deployed.
Julian Assange is not the only target in the government’s new indictment against him.
On Thursday, a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia returned a superseding indictment charging WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17-counts of violating the Espionage Act and one count of conspiring to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The full document is below.
On Thursday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia unsealed an indictment charging Daniel Everett Hale, a former intelligence analyst with the Air Force and National Security Agency and a former contractor at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, with five counts, including four under the Espionage Act, for providing classified information to a reporter.
Julian Assange’s story is also the story of how the utopian possibilities of the internet turned into something much bleaker and more frightening.
On Monday, the U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York filed a 13-count superseding indictment against Joshua Schulte in connection with the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.
Document: Grand Jury Indicts Former SSCI Staffer for False Statements Regarding Contacts With Reporters
A grand jury in the District of Columbia has charged James Wolfe, the former director of security for the Senate intelligence committee, with three counts of making false statements to a government agency in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1001(2). The false statements allegedly pertained to Wolfe’s contacts with reporters and were made in the course of an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified information to members of the press. The full indictment is below.
The Justice Department is reportedly close to bringing criminal charges against Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and a longtime resident of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. But what charges would those be, and how would an extradition request play out?
A review of the indictment of Harold Martin, the former NSA contractor accused of stealing 50 terabytes of data from the Agency.