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Why a plea deal with Assange? [View all] Stinky The Clown Jun 25 OP
Why not? Jirel Jun 25 #1
My husband thinks it's because they were concerned about the ramifications LauraInLA Jun 25 #2
I wondered the same thing. And why before the election? What treasure trove of dirt will he release to hurt LaMouffette Jun 25 #3
Do you think Ellsberg should have gone to prison ??? Voltaire2 Jun 25 #4
Top notch whataboutisms BannonsLiver Jun 25 #11
The cases are very similar. Voltaire2 Jun 25 #21
the opposite of whataboutism is hypocrisy. WarGamer Jun 25 #49
Maybe he's going to snitch on some folks Tom of Temecula Jun 25 #5
Agreed. relayerbob Jun 25 #15
Because he deserves it. Never should have got this far. Like it or not Autumn Jun 25 #6
He wasnt a whistle blower - he was a kgb asset getagrip_already Jun 25 #8
The KGB did not exist at the time. FSB? But you are referring to the 2016 DNC emails, he was never charged with Voltaire2 Jun 25 #20
Fsb, kgb, same actors - different name getagrip_already Jun 25 #29
A kgb asset? Autumn Jun 25 #31
Not a "whistle blower" relayerbob Jun 25 #14
How Australia lobbied for Julian Assange's release Goonch Jun 25 #7
I would like to know too. He's an evil piece of shit. themaguffin Jun 25 #9
5-8 years is probably enough Prairie Gates Jun 25 #10
I think the time he served in jail was close to Johonny Jun 25 #12
Not wanting to ruffle feathers with our ally, Australia LeftInTX Jun 25 #13
It appears that Australia requires Assange to repay the transport cost. LiberalFighter Jun 25 #25
I haven't seen anything about that. Where did you read it? Violet_Crumble Jun 25 #47
It was reported LiberalFighter Jun 25 #50
His wife started a go fund me. Cost is $520,000 LiberalFighter Jun 25 #53
Thanks. I'm wondering if it has to do the location of the court... Violet_Crumble Jun 25 #54
Charter flight probably needed special oversight LiberalFighter Jun 25 #55
That's steep! LeftInTX Jun 25 #56
Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years and she actually pleaded guilty on some of the charges. W_HAMILTON Jun 25 #38
The DoD is still bent at Assange for reelasing the Iraq slaughter video they claimed didn't exist... WarGamer Jun 25 #16
I can't believe this has to be explained here. Voltaire2 Jun 25 #22
I find it appalling that is overlooked and ignored. Autumn Jun 25 #32
Did people get as vexed here (I was not on DU back then) when Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence as some Celerity Jun 25 #42
I was here then, and I don't recall anything similar to the anger I'm seeing now... Violet_Crumble Jun 25 #48
thanks! Celerity Jun 25 #52
Think about it. One document. republianmushroom Jun 25 #17
And that was utter bullshit. Voltaire2 Jun 25 #23
But she did. republianmushroom Jun 25 #24
Assange has been in custody of one sort or another for longer than that. Voltaire2 Jun 25 #26
An actual whistleblower. onecaliberal Jun 25 #51
Because he only screwed a woman out of the presidency. boston bean Jun 25 #18
To get it over with. maxsolomon Jun 25 #19
I'll go one step further: no_hypocrisy Jun 25 #28
Why didn't Trump pardon him when he was president? former9thward Jun 25 #44
Assange likely refused to pay his extortion fee for a pardon. no_hypocrisy Jun 25 #45
I hope that deal also denies entry to the USA. LiberalFighter Jun 25 #27
...and Pentagon servers. nt Qutzupalotl Jun 25 #30
Since he'll be pleading guilty and getting a sentence of 5 years, I'm pretty sure it will muriel_volestrangler Jun 25 #34
Was he the liason between Russia and the Trump campaign? dem4decades Jun 25 #33
Unlikely - he was holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London at the time muriel_volestrangler Jun 25 #35
IIRC, Chelsey Manning was THE LEAKER, Assanges source, she served 7-ish years Model35mech Jun 25 #36
The CIA would never ever do anything like that. Voltaire2 Jun 25 #37
Wrong. Assange didn't simply accept the leaked documents -- he urged Manning and assisted her in trying to hack... W_HAMILTON Jun 25 #39
Well, like most investigators I think he probably did. Model35mech Jun 25 #43
Manning pleaded guilty (on some charges), showed contrition, and did her time. W_HAMILTON Jun 25 #46
They should have dropped the charges ... surrealAmerican Jun 25 #40
FWIW, James Clapper, who was fairly hawkish, thinks this is a reasonable outcome muriel_volestrangler Jun 25 #41
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