I am not a fan of Julian Assange. In fact, I’ve even managed to get the WikiLeaks official Twitter account to block me. But now that the U.S.
Latest in Secrecy: Leaks Prosecutions
There is a lot to digest in the superseding indictment of Julian Assange, which charges the Wikileaks founder with 17 counts under the 1917 Espionage Act in connection with the Chelsea Manning disclosures. But three of those counts represent a profoundly troubling legal theory, one rarely contemplated and never successfully deployed. Under those counts, the Justice Department now seeks to punish the pure act of publication of newsworthy government secrets under the nation’s spying laws.
I have written a lot on how hard it is to distinguish WikiLeaks from the New York Times when it comes to procu
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 arrest was a long time coming. After seven years hiding in Ecuador’s London embassy and a number of false alarms, the WikiLeaks founder was finally evicted from the building and passed to British law enforcement on April 11. Though journalists and commentators have long speculated that U.S.
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).
Late last week, CNN reported that the Justice Department is close to bringing criminal charges against Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and a longtime resident of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that Assange’s arrest is now a “priority.” DOJ has struggled for some time to determine whether and how to charge Assange.
On February 8th, six months after his arrest for stealing classified information, a federal grand jury in the District of Maryland indicted former NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin III, 52, according to the Justice Department’s press release.