Thursday, August 18, 2016

WikiLeaks asks DOJ to end Julian Assange investigation

By Washington Times, Aug 16, 2016 

The FBI’s decision not to file criminal charges against Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified information warrants the Justice Department to end its investigation of WikiLeaks and its editor, Julian Assange, an attorney for the anti-secrecy website said Tuesday.

WikiLeaksplans to cite the “Clinton precedent” in arguing that the publication should not be prosecuted for distributing classified information, with lawyer Barry Pollack urging in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch that the Justice Department abandon the probe launched against WikiLeaks and its founder after the website began publishing classified U.S. government documents in 2010.

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