The US Government Is Now Seeking To Arrest Julian Assange

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From Esquire UK

Seasons may come and go but Julian Assange remains locked in the Ecuadorian Embassy like a five year old who threatens to run away and only makes it to the end of the garden.

Despite clearly stating he would hand himself in were Obama to grant Chelsea Manning clemency, when Obama commuted Manning's sentence, Assange remained hiding in the embassy broom cupboard.

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But CNN now report that US authorities have prepared charges to arrest the Wikileaks founder on grounds of having posted stolen, hacked and leaked information on the US government.

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Since 2012 Assange has been hiding in the Embassy where he was granted political asylum. This has made building a case against him difficult for the US Justice Department. But now sources have informed CNN that: " Lawyers have found a way around first amendment concerns in the prosecution of Mr Assange"

CIA Director Mike Pompeo commented that WikiLeaks "directed Chelsea Manning to intercept specific secret information, and it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States."

"It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia," he added.

At a news conference yesterday Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that Assange's arrest was now "a priority."

"We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks," he said.

"This is a matter that's gone beyond anything I'm aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious. So yes, it is a priority. We've already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail."

Might be time for Assange and his furry friend to get packing.

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