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I think the criminal argument is that he was acting as a cutout for Russian intelligence with the dnc leaks.



There is no evidence that there are any charges related to Russia. In theory it is long standing legal theory that publishing "stolen" docs is legal. Now I suspect in people's hatred for Assange they will overlook the fact that if this new legal theory is allowed to stand that the first amendment is effectively destroyed. The government will be able to label something secret and getting access to the secret is now a crime. Free to publish but not free to receive information. Catch 22.


> I think the criminal argument is that he was acting as a cutout for Russian intelligence with the dnc leaks.

That may be a (relatively new) criminal argument, but there is also Manning plus 18 USC §2(a): “Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.” (emphasis added)

Plus probably all kinds of stuff in between.



You mean like, say, someone asking a foreign power to conduct a cyberattack on a US political party?


You are referring to what Hillary Clinton and Perkins Coie did via Fusion GPS? Yes, exactly.




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