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Feces-Smearing Julian Assange is in Deep Feces!
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Founder of Wikileaks and smearer of feces, Julian Assange has been indicted on 18-counts of espionage for a offenses related to his role in one of the largest leaks of classified information in U.S. history.
According to a report from Fox News, the indictment alleges that Assange coordinated with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to leak classified documents related to U.S. war and diplomacy efforts around the world.
U.S. officials claim Assange worked in tandem with Manning to break into a classified government computer.
In response to the charges, WikiLeaks tweeted Thursday, "This is madness. It is the end of national security journalism and the first amendment."
This is madness. It is the end of national security journalism and the first amendment. https://t.co/wlhsmsenFw— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 23, 2019
Assange faces a maximum of 10 years in prison on each count except for conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, which has a maximum penalty of five years.
The indictment specifically alleged that Assange agreed to receive classified documents from Manning and “aided and abetted her in obtaining classified information with reason to believe that the information was to be used to the injury of the United States or the advantage of a foreign nation,” as well as caused her to provide classified documents.
The indictment charged that Assange published the unredacted names of sources who gave information to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as to State Department diplomats around the world.
The sources included journalists, religious leaders, local Afghans and Iraqis as well as political dissidents from repressive regimes, according to the Justice Department.
Assange is currently serving that sentence in the U.K. and his extradition to the U.S. is being handled by the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs.
The Chicks on the Right discussed the charges against Assange on Friday's show. Click below to check it out.