Wikileaks Founder and Hillary Nemesis Arrested

Accused hacker and leaker of classified materials Julian Assange who called out the Obama administration and has been accused of leaking the Hillary emails leading up to the election has been arrested in Britain and charged by the United States.

Assange is also accused of conspiring with Chelsea Manning, known as Bradley at the time, to leak classified information about the U.S. government and military. 

According to Fox News:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for aiding Chelsea Manning in the cracking of a password to a classified U.S. government computer in 2010, the U.S. Justice Department announced hours after Assange’s arrest in London.

Assange is accused of engaging in a conspiracy with Manning, the former U.S. Army analyst, in breaking a password stored on a U.S. Defense Department computer connected to a U.S. government computer network for classified documents and communications, the Justice Department said. Manning later transmitted a trove of classified government files to Assange, whose website posted the materials to a worldwide audience. Cracking the password allowed Manning to use a different username “rather than her own,” officials said.

Assange had previously held an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity ahead of Trump’s inauguration in 2017.

He argued that the Obama administration was pushing the narrative of Russia meddling in the U.S. election to delegitimize then-President-elect Donald Trump. He also claimed he wasn’t the source for the hacked emails he released from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Wikileaks and Edward Snowden an accused traitor have responded to the arrest, as well.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May also responded saying that this arrest proves that no one is above the law.

The argument will continue as to whether Assange was a champion of transparency or an enemy of the state.

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