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INTERVIEW: Joe Lauria explains Assange indictments and US Espionage Act


The US government’s latest on 18-count indictment against Julian Assange, charges him under the 1917 Espionage Act, where prosecutors are accusing him of having “repeatedly sought, obtained, and disseminated information that the United States classified due to serious risk that unauthorized disclosure could harm the national security of the United States.” This federal move threatens to redefine the whole concept of the free press in the 21st century.

In Episode 281 of the SUNDAY WIRE radio show, host Patrick Henningsen speaks with veteran journalist Joe Lauria, now editor & chief of Consortium News, about the critical aspects of the new indictments handed down to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by the US Department of Justice, and the somewhat surprising re-awakening of the American left-wing over this historical issue. It seems the Trump Administration has crossed over a red line that previous Presidents couldn’t or wouldn’t cross. The implications are deep and far reaching. Listen:

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