Pompeo, our very own evangelical Secretary of State and former director of the CIA said, " Every means will be found to prosecute WikiLeaks and Julian Assange." Facts don't matter, just apply the full power of the State to destroy the SOB. After all Assange is a "non-state hostile intelligence service".
Assange, not being a US citizen, is being sought for not abiding by the US Espionage Act of 1917. Drafted to combat spies as the US made its way into the First World War, the act has become a blunt instrument against journalists and whistleblowers.
The State claims, Assange "knowingly endangered the lives of journalists, religious leaders, human rights advocates, and political dissidents and did incredible harm to our national security." NO EVIDENCE IS PROVIDED IN SUPPORT ANY OF THESE CLAIMS the claims will suffice. We are supposed believe that the US Justice Department is doing journalists and the rest of us, a big favor.
The war against Julian Assange is a war against the free speech of ALL OF US. Worse it gives license to every dictator on the planet earth to use the same techniques against all who dare expose crimes of world leaders, beginning with China and Russia and down the line.
Proving espionage actually requires proving the "intent or reason to believe that the [leaked] information is to be used to the injury of the United States, or to the advantage of any foreign nation." There is not a single example of a life lost or national security compromised traceable to Wikileaks or Assange. This case will decide the future of journalism on the planet earth. (excerpted from Binoy Kampmark)