The New Charges Against Julian Assange Are Unprecedented. Press Freedom Groups Say They're A Threat To All Journalists.
Legal experts say the new indictment against Assange is the first time the Justice Department has used the Espionage Act to charge a third party — not the government leaker — with publishing classified information.
A grand jury returned a new indictment against Assange adding charges related to his alleged conspiracy with Chelsea Manning to solicit and publish classified government information.
Chelsea Manning Is Going Back To Jail, Saying She'd Rather "Starve To Death" Than Testify About WikiLeaks
Manning was released for a week after the grand jury she had been subpoenaed to testify before expired. A judge ordered her detained again on Thursday.
The move means Swedish prosecutors are likely to request the extradition of Assange, who is already fighting a request from the US.
But Manning could soon be jailed again over her refusal to testify about WikiLeaks or Julian Assange.
The WikiLeaks founder was jailed for skipping bail over allegations of sexual assault in Sweden. He will appear in court via video link for a separate US extradition hearing on Thursday.
Manning has been in jail since early March for refusing to testify before a grand jury about Assange and WikiLeaks.
Extradition cases between the UK and the US can take years to sort out.
What the WikiLeaks founder did to receive secret military and diplomatic documents — the crime of which he is now accused — is what a free press does every day.
One report concluded that “lives of cooperating Afghans, Iraqis, and other foreign interlocutors have been placed at increased risk” as a result of the leaks.
Julian Assange Was Arrested In London And US Officials Want Him Brought To America To Face Hacking Charges
The WikiLeaks founder was taken into custody from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he had spent nearly seven years.
Manning vowed to fight the subpoena. The subject of what prosecutors want to question her about isn't public, but her spokesperson said the government wanted to ask her about documents she leaked to WikiLeaks in 2010.
Roger Stone Is In Trouble With His Judge Again, This Time Over A Book He Wrote Calling Mueller "Crooked"
The judge in Stone's case ordered his lawyers to explain why they didn't tell her sooner about Stone's book, which includes a new introduction criticizing special counsel Robert Mueller.
Roger Stone Says Michael Cohen Is Lying, After Stone Was Ordered Not To Comment On The Mueller Investigation
Cohen said in his prepared remarks that Stone told Trump in a call in July 2016 that Stone had talked to Assange and there would be an email dump damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Stone deleted the post and published a statement saying, "any inference that this was meant to somehow threaten the Judge or disrespect court is categorically false."
Stone's lawyers, prosecutors, and lawyers for witnesses are barred from making statements to the press or in public "that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case."
“This is a criminal proceeding and not a public relations campaign,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in court Friday.
The government has refused to confirm or deny whether it has charged the WikiLeaks founder under seal.
Stone is charged with lying to Congress about his contacts with WikiLeaks and witness tampering.
Longtime Trump Adviser Roger Stone Has Been Charged With Lying To Congress About Contacts With WikiLeaks
Stone was arrested early Friday morning in Florida and later released. He spoke out against the charges, which he says he will defeat in court.
The More The US Pressures Ecuador To Kick Assange Out Of Its Embassy, The Less Likely It Is To Happen
The hyped news accounts over Julian Assange’s fate at Ecuador’s embassy in London keeps missing one crucial factor: Ecuadorians.
A mistake in a court document provides the first documented evidence that Assange has been indicted in Virginia. But the charges remain unknown.
Corsi, formerly of the Infowars conspiracy site, announced the expected indictment on a livestream Monday.
Conservative author Jerome Corsi has been subpoenaed, his lawyer confirmed Wednesday, although he said they're trying to arrange a private sit-down that could head off a grand jury appearance.
WikiLeaks says it is "considering the offer."
Joshua Schulte was charged with espionage in the largest online disclosure of classified CIA tools in history.
MPs wanted to hear from Assange about his contact with Cambridge Analytica but suddenly abandoned the plan after the date was set.
Some thought the glamour photo of Anderson on Assange's knee was fake, but we're here to tell you it's legit — and it's amazing.
The lawsuit is seeking damages for the hack of the DNC’s networks in 2015 and 2016.
DMs tie Assange to a Russia-linked hacker — and raise new questions about his Seth Rich conspiracy theory.
No more will the WikiLeaks founder be able to tweet or send other messages from inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
The Brother Of Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Is Suing Over The WikiLeaks-Related Conspiracy Theories
Aaron Rich filed a lawsuit Tuesday against individuals and the Washington Times for false claims about him and his brother.
The Family Of A Murdered 27-Year-Old Democratic Campaign Staffer Is Suing Fox News For Creating A Conspiracy Theory
"No parent should ever have to live through what we have been forced to endure," said the parents of 27-year-old Seth Rich, who was shot and killed in July 2016.
Manning said she "crashed" the event. One attendee who knows Manning told BuzzFeed News that "while she was not there protesting she was there in an effort to bridge gaps between left and right."
WikiLeaks tried to get Trump's eldest son to promote its work, leak his father's tax returns, and contest the results of the presidential race.
The DNC's new CTO hopes to usher in a more secure party after 2016's hacks. But email encryption is low on his list of priorities.
Phishing drills, top Silicon Valley hires, constant cybersecurity education, emails in the cloud, Tom Perez on Signal, and end-to-end encryption apps like Wickr, which the rest of the Democratic party committees have already adopted. The DNC’s new CTO, now concluding an internal security review, wants a “culture change inside the building.”
BuzzFeed News hat die Webseiten untersucht und die sechs großen Parteien befragt, wie sie mit einem Bundestagsleak umgehen würden.
The inspector general’s 2010 report, obtained by BuzzFeed News through a Freedom of Information lawsuit, details an incident that “could have caused irreparable damage.”
Prosecutors said WikiLeaks' disclosures about Iraq and Afghanistan posed a major threat to US national security. But it turns out the classified document they cited — newly obtained by BuzzFeed News — said almost the exact opposite.
He invoked it to question the motives of the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Trump's ties to Russia.
An interview with private investigator Rod Wheeler ignited conspiracy theories about the death of Seth Rich. Wheeler said he's also considering legal action.
The 27-year-old's family is threatening to take legal action against the network after it claimed there is evidence he sent emails to WikiLeaks before his death.
Manning, who announced she was transgender while in prison, leaked more than 700,000 military intelligence reports and documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 and later had her sentence commuted by then-president Barack Obama.
These training slides say that an "insider threat" could be ... almost anyone. They warn that government employees who drink, brag about what they know, or work odd hours could all be leakers or spies. "YOU are the 1st Line of Defense!"
A report on Monday evening claimed to find links between slain DNC staffer Seth Rich and WikiLeaks. But Rich's family told BuzzFeed News, "[W]e see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails."
TL;DR: No one on 4chan bothered to learn how to speak French.
"This operation is obviously a democratic destabilization, like that which took place in the United States during the last presidential campaign," said Emmanuel Macron's campaign.
In her new documentary Risk, filmmaker Laura Poitras tries to find a way to admire the work while expressing deep ambivalence about the man.