US Government Says Their Biggest Priority Now is Catching Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange


It is evident that the assault on whistleblowers which began under Obama will continue in full pace during the Trump administration.
Federal prosecutors are contemplating seeking criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of the organization, several media outlets report. 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. Former attorney general Eric Holder thought it would be too hard to bring charges against Assange because WikiLeaks wasn’t the only site to publish the documents, but the investigation wasn’t closed, and the Justice Department is once again open to looking at the case, The Cia Funded Washington Post reports.

Prosecutors are drafting a memo mulling charges against WikiLeaks employees, including conspiracy, theft of government property, and violation of the Espionage Act. Assange is now living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, avoiding arrest stemming from rape allegations made against him in Sweden.