Julian Assange arrested in London

Assange faces a long extradition battle with the U.S. in connection with publishing classified government documents through WikiLeaks. ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
2:42 | 04/12/19

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We begin with the extradition fight for Julian Assange the WikiLeaks founder ejected from an embassy in London that housed him for seven years sons was tossed in jail on a US war accusing him of conspiring to hack into pentagon computers. Now we're learning about one of his biggest fears an overnight Hillary Clinton weighed in on his arrest ABC's particles are hobby has our top story good morning Mona. Good morning Kenneth good morning Stephanie hours after his arrest Julian Assange went before British judge. For us and was found guilty for failing to appear in court in 2012. Spend that is just the beginning. Of a Saunders pending legal troubles. With a long beard and his white hair tied back British police carry Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorean embassy. Where he was holed up for the last seven years but we're ten days that no one is about the rule shortly after the US Justice Department announced charges against the WikiLeaks co-founder. For conspiring with former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to published thousands of classified military. And diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. But the battle to bring this onto the US to answer to those charges. Will likely be a lengthy one. We will be back contesting in fighting extradition that fight will go on as a Sante also awaits sentencing for skipping bail in the UK. Then the extradition out for itself could last months even years. But he did say was white if you assume all American prison. Being beaten up. Documentary filmmaker Shawn Langdon who spent time with the suns over the years. Recounts the fear assigned expressed over the possibility that. He could face the rest of his life. In isolation. Since Tony twelve assigned to hasn't set foot outside of the Ecuadorean embassy for fear of being arrested. A friend tell the ABC news that us onto quickly wore out his welcome there. Due to his bad hygiene and behavior and according to the Ecuadorean Interior Minister on his way out. Assange smeared feces on the walls. The charges against Assange are not related to the release of Democratic Party emails in the Tony sixteen presidential campaign. But overnight Hillary Clinton reacted to a signed his arrest. The bottom line is he has to answer for what the time is has done at least as it's been charged. I do think it's a little ironic that he may be the only. Foreigner that this administration. Would welcome to the United States. And 2016 president from proclaim that he loved waking weeks. After the site published emails stolen by Russia from the Clinton Campaign but when asked about us on his arrest yesterday. And it and Stephanie president trump sat. I know nothing about WikiLeaks. All right Mona reported from Washington think you've.

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