Feds unseal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after London arrest

The newly unsealed indictment targets Assange in an alleged conspiracy with former Army intelligence analyst turned whistleblower Chelsea Manning to hack into U.S. Department of Defense computers.
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Transcript for Feds unseal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after London arrest
Off to almost seven years in the Ecuadorean embassy in London Julian Assange the founder of WikiLeaks has been taken into British police custody. British authorities confirming a solid have been arrested on behalf of the United States this morning. In connection with a charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion he's also being taken and on charges of bail jumping in the UK. A soldier's lawyers quoting it's an unprecedented. Effort by the United States seeking to extradite him foreign journalists to face criminal charges a publishing truthful information. This precision names that any journalist's. Can be extradited for prosecution in the United States the having publish truthful information about the innocence. As being outlawed in this quirky WikiLeaks is central investigation into Russian interference. The road of the website in the tiny sixteen election has been thing into some accuse the indictment from special counsel Robert Malone of long time trump aide Roger Stone. According to court documents prosecutors believe stand communicated directly with WikiLeaks but really systemic emails from the Democratic National Committee. A Solis has been claiming asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy since 2012. Out of reach from the British authorities until now. With the new Ecuadoran government seeking to improve relations with the US. Now that he's in the hands of British authorities extradition proceedings could soon be underway here at Westminster magistrates. Let's. Inside the Pulitzer outsized as seen waving to the public. But I just judge was all business as he describes his defenses against dumping bale as laughable before finding him guilty. He could face up to twelve months all of that slides. Isn't this into the US I thought his team back in court on not Max on May seconds. And and it's fun and ABC news London.

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