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WikiLeaks Founder Indicted On Espionage Act Charges

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Published on May 23, 2019 - Duration: 00:35s

WikiLeaks Founder Indicted On Espionage Act Charges

On Thursday WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was been charged with 17 new counts under the Espionage Act for "unlawfully obtaining" and disclosing national defense information, including a potentially controversial allegation that his publishing of some secrets was criminal.

According to CNN legal analyst Steve Vladeck, such a charge under the Espionage Act has never been successfully prosecuted.

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