Assange's Swedish lawyer Per E Samuelsson says to news agency TT: ”I have read statements from the minister of justice, FBI director and CIA director, which clearly indicates that they are after him.”
This may now be deemed to be confirmed.
may mean that Russia's attempt to influence the outcome of the us presidential 2016 once again ends up in a new sense of urgency.
During the election campaign sounded Assange's site Wikileaks to publish thousands of e-mails that had been stolen from the democratic partihögkvarteret and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The u.s. intelligence community says are sitting on evidence that shows that the publication of the e-mails was initiated or occurred in the consultation, but the Russian government. With the aim to influence the u.s. election results to the Donald Trumps advantage.
the E-mails were distributed by Wikileaks at sensitive times in the u.s. electoral process, among other things, to target the interest from the scandals which obstructed the Trump, as the Washington Post's publication of the movie where Trump is boasting that he has sextrakasserat women.
When Rysslandsutredaren Robert Mueller accused the twelve officials with ties to the Russian military, it was, inter alia, that these individuals had discussed and coordinated the timing of the publication of the e-mails together with Wikileaks.
have been interested in Assange so. Already in 2010, the Wikileaks ' posting of 250,000 diplomatic telegrams and documents; documents submitted to the site by the military Chelsea Manning.
Manning was sent to 35 years in prison but the sentence was shortened by former president Barack Obama and she came out after seven years. Manning was sent to prison last month after she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating Assange.
Barack Obama's attorney general Eric Holder declined to ask the Minister for justice, on the basis of the reasoning that Wikileaks could be considered a journalistic organization.
and the current minister of foreign affairs Mike Pompeo has a different view of Wikileaks. Pompeo has called the organization a threat to american security, which have cooperation with Russia Today, a media company with close links to the Russian regime.
Exactly how Trump-the government is going to deal with Julian Assange at the a omission to the US remains to be seen. But if it prosecutes him for the cooperation with Russia, one can interpret it as a way for Trump-the government to take command over the sensitive issue of the Russian påverkansförsök on the presidential election in 2016.
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