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USA-UK-Ecuador: Justice Department is preparing to prosecute Julian Assange

Friday 16 November 2018, by siawi3

Source: https://nypost.com/2018/11/15/justice-department-is-preparing-to-prosecute-julian-assange/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Justice Department is preparing to prosecute Julian Assange

By Laura Italiano

November 15, 2018 | 7:44pm

Handcuffs may be looming for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a new report.

Justice Department officials are preparing to prosecute Assange, and are optimistic they will be able to get him into a US courtroom, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday night.

A public indictment of Assange is being weighed as a means to trigger his removal from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has lived since 2012, the Journal reported, citing people in Washington who are familiar with the DOJ’s plans.

Ecuadorean officials have long since grown tired of hosting Assange, with that country’s new president Lenin Moreno calling the white-haired leaker a “stone in our shoe.”

The Journal speculated that Justice officials could pursue charges related to the Espionage Act, which bars the disclosure of national defense-related information.

Also see:

U.S. Is Optimistic It Will Prosecute Assange

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-is-optimistic-it-will-prosecute-assange-1542323142