One of those Cases That Shouldn’t be pursued Is: Prosecutors weigh pursuing charges against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Federal prosecutors are considering seeking criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of the organization. Since 2010, the Justice Department has been investigating Assange and WikiLeaks, which came to prominence after posting files stolen by former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, but the Obama administration decided against pursuing charges because WikiLeaks wasn’t the only site to publish the documents, and prosecuting the group would be like charging a news outlet for publishing classified information. Still, the case wasn’t closed, and federal prosecutors are now drafting a memo on the possibility of charging people at WikiLeaks with such crimes as conspiracy, theft of government property, and violation of the Espionage Act. Assange is living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, avoiding questioning on rape allegations in Sweden.

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