Sessions: Arresting Julian Assange Is Now A “Priority”

The Guardian reports:

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a “priority” for the US, the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has said. Hours later it was reported by CNN that authorities have prepared charges against Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Donald Trump lavished praise on the anti-secrecy website during the presidential election campaign – “I love WikiLeaks,” he once told a rally – but his administration has struck a different tone.

Asked whether it was a priority for the justice department to arrest Assange “once and for all”, Sessions told a press conference in El Paso, Texas, on Thursday: “We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks. This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious.”

He added: “So yes, it is a priority. We’ve already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.” Citing unnamed officials, CNN reported that prosecutors have struggled with whether the Australian is protected from prosecution by the first amendment, but now believe they have found a path forward. A spokesman for the justice department declined to comment.

  • The_Wretched

    I just don’t think Assange is all that important and this looks like more ‘wrapping up loose ends’ on the Trumprussia problem.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Well of course. Assange could talk about how the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to time the release of hacked material. Trump is doing what any good dictator does, he’s going to imprison anyone who might have damaging info. At least his not killing them, like Putin…yet.

    • another_steve

      This is all very luscious. What is Assange’s motivation now for not spilling the beans re Putin’s collusion with the Trump campaign?

      What am I missing?

      • kcken

        Maybe they haven’t paid him. Sounds like a Trump thing. Get the work done, they fuck over your workers.

        • Elagabalus

          Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

      • SunsetGay

        Perhaps this is a planned move with the Kremlin to help Trump save face. Make it look like he is suddenly getting tough with Russia but in reality winking and kissing them (and other things) behind the candelabra.

        • AC

          what on earth do liberace and scott thorson have to do with this?

        • Randy Ellicott

          This is EXACTLY what is going on.

        • CallumOscope

          Yep. “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull$ht.”

      • Tawreos

        Putin no longer finds him useful and he never had any evidence that would hurt Trump.

        • Gerry Fisher

          One of the big lessons of ’16 is that the Russian propaganda machine spun the mainstream press quite nicely. If that is the case, then who needs Wikileaks?

      • kaydenpat

        Good question. He might as well bring a few people down while he’s waiting to be arrested.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        You can’t talk if you’re hidden in a Federal prison cell. Or they make a behind the scenes deal on what he will and won’t say in exchange for a slap on the wrist.

        • lymis

          If Assange doesn’t have a “If I don’t put in the code every 24 hours, it all gets released automatically” blackmail backup, he’s not half the supervillain he gets credit for being.

      • Elagabalus

        The answer? $$$

      • Scribble Writer 🌹 ☭

        Maybe he actually doesn’t have anything?

      • The_Wretched

        He still thinks Putin will shield him if he stays quiet?

      • lymis

        Remember that it’s not Putin’s end goal to have Trump in power. It’s Putin’s end goal to destroy our democracy, permanently damage our citizen’s trust in our democratic process, and permanently cripple our standing in the world.

        There WILL be a time when, having milked Trump for everything useful he can get, Putin will arrange to have him discredited, and likely impeached – either by directly ordering another puppet do to so, or by leveraging the system he has in place to shift public opinion.

        It’s not a matter of if Trump goes down, but when and under what circumstances.

        • another_steve

          Great comment, lymis. Thanks.

          I understand that in Russian there is a term that translates in English to “useful idiot.”

          Trump is Putin’s that.

    • kaydenpat

      But Assange helped him get into office. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Lol.

      • Todd20036

        I think Sessions needs to show some “street cred” by showing he will go after a white male after disrespecting virtually every other minority under the sun

      • CallumOscope

        It’s all talk. No one is arresting Assange. Distraction. Distraction. Distraction.

    • DaddyRay

      I was just about to write something similar – glad I am not the only one who sees this

  • SunsetGay

    Vladimir: “Good. Donald Trump is destroying the United States. Comrades, we will now destroy Donald Trump and watch the West go mad because they’re now stuck with him. Someone send a memo to Assange.”

    Assange: “Message received. Okay Russian trolls, you heard him. Time to take this show on the road.”

    Sessions: “I committed perjury for you and this is the thanks I get?!?”

    • zhera

      More like this, I think:

      Putin: Assange has done what we wanted. He’s no longer useful but we can’t get any tea to him in the Equadorian Embassy. His usefulness is gone and now he presents a threat.

      Tillerson: Got it. We’ll begin with the propaganda immediately. Soon he won’t be believed by anyone, not even our dumbest voters. Anything he’ll say will be dismissed as revenge.

      • SunsetGay

        True except Russia has Ecuador by the balls. If they wanted to give “tea” to Julian Assange, I doubt they would have any issues.

        Their bigger worry is Britain. They monitor the living fuck out of that Embassy and unlike the United States, they aren’t drinking Moscow Mules with Uncle Vlad. You know… that Brexit thing.

    • BobSF_94117

      Speaking of Russian trolls, they seemed to have largely disappeared from comment sections on some sites. They started reappearing a couple days ago.

  • Lazycrockett

    Im sure the previous administration was just as eager to arrest ASSange as any other. More smoke and mirrors.

  • MonochromeMouse

    ASSange must have some real dirt on trump, hope he releases it out of desperation before being thrown in jail for the rest of his worthless rapist weasel life.

    • kaydenpat

      That would be nice.

  • NancyP

    fuggedaboudit
    Sweden gets him first.

    • ChrisMorley

      Exactly. There are three excellent reasons why Sessions won’t be arresting Assange anytime soon:
      1 He’s under diplomatic protection in an Ecuador embassy
      2 Assange isn’t on US territory but in Britain, where the US has no power of arrest if he leaves the embassy
      3 Sweden has a European arrest warrant so is first in the arresting queue.

  • Tawreos

    I will be shocked if they manage to take him, and even more shocked if they manage to take him alive, regardless of the resistance he puts up.

    • Lazycrockett

      I think even this administration would realize how horrible raiding an embassy would look to the rest of the world.

      • Chucktech

        This administration will come to realize how horrible raiding an embassy would look once it’s explained, probably at least three times, to Donnie.

      • William

        Mi-5 will enter the embassy via one of many tunnels under London. Assange will be in an “undisclosed location” before anyone at the embassy even notices.

  • kaydenpat

    Greenwald must be in shock.

  • HZ81

    Julian wanted Trump. Julian gets Trump. Enjoy, asshole.

  • Jeffrey
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    • CallumOscope

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  • JWC

    Watch Sessions he is slippery You don’t do a180 on a collaborater without a reason

  • cmbennett01

    It would be a pretty dumbass move if they arrest Assange. We still have laws in this country and a failed prosecution would be nothing but a birthday present for the slimy bastard. Prosecuting a foreign journalist, and I know I’m using the term journalist pretty loosely, for accepting classified information isn’t going to happen. If there is evidence he was directly involved in theft of the information Obama’s DOJ would have charged him already.

  • Michael R

    … but who will arrest Jeff Sessions ?

  • Max_1
    • Ninja0980

      The real goal of this.

    • Just so.

      I think they believe making Wikileaks the first target means Dems will look the other way, since they helped sway the election. If we were to treat it as no big deal, or worse encourage it, then it makes it easier to go after journalists and news orgs next. 😒

      I also think they want to use this as a smokescreen for all the Russia up in this administration’s biz. “See? We’re going after them!” 🙄

      Luckily we won’t fall for either.

    • Chucktech

      “That’s spek-a-la-tee-iv an I cay-ant comment own thay-at.”

      Such eloquence…

    • Gerry Fisher

      Hey, CNN. Still glad that “boring!” Hillary didn’t get in?

    • The_Wretched

      Jeff. That was a soft ball. You were supposed to say “No, Assange is a special case….”.

  • goofy_joe

    Assange was your friend when he was leaking on your opponent, but now that you’re in power, you’re seeking to silence anyone who would leek your secrets. Sounds about right.

  • Quick! Before Assange gets pissed and starts spilling trash about Hair Furor.
    After all, even Herr Drumpf has his Döllersheim.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/jostonjustice/status/855442363765927936
    Gee, wasn’t Gorsuch supposed to be a fair and impartial judge and not a rubber stamp for the far right?

    • billbear1961

      The THIEF doesn’t belong on that Court!

      Rulings achieved thanks to a deliberate and unprecedented act of flagrant SEDITION are ILLEGITIMATE.

      The Court is DISGRACED.

      Call them out–RESIST!!

      • Chucktech

        The Court IS disgraced, but Gorsuch isn’t the thief. That (dis)honor belongs solely to Mitch McConnell.

        • billbear1961

          What is someone who receives–knowingly receives–stolen property?

          The GOP Senate majority are collectively guilty of SEDITION, of violating the Constitution by refusing, for nearly a YEAR, to consider ANY nominee for the SCOTUS seat it was Obama’s DUTY to fill.

    • The_Wretched

      fvcking weasel.

    • Jerry

      It also came out today that Alito used to run all his decisions past his dog…and the dog always agreed with him.

  • Max_1

    Assange is that phillips head screwdriver that’s been used and is worn down…
    … AKA. He’s a tool!

    Trump & Co. are out new tool shopping!

  • Blake J Butler

    The DCCC is investing large amounts of money into Rob Quist’s campaign for Montana’s open congressional seat.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rob-quist-montana-democrats_us_58f8d7e6e4b018a9ce58eb82?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    • Boreal

      AFT.

      I received a survey from the DNC (that I still have to fill out). At the end it asks for specific comments and then a donation. My specific comment is going to be that they need to fight for candidates at all levels of govt before I send them a penny. Deeds not words.

  • bobbyjoe

    “But why did you sting me? I just helped you across the river!” said the dying frog.

    “I’m a scorpion. It’s what I do,” said the scorpion.

    — from The Tale of Anyone Stupid Enough to Support Donald Trump

    • Max_1

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhg8APr5kek

      Trump’s Pet Goat moment…

      • Chucktech

        Jesus, how tortured. I wonder if he’s even aware of the original story?

        BTW, being cold blooded, the snake will be just fine until the weather warms up. And I’m guessing the milk and honey are not exactly what snakes like to snack on.

        • McSwagg

          Many do like to suck eggs.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Can you say “scapegoat” or “distraction”? Suuure ya can!

  • Max_1
    • james1200

      This is the best thing about the Fuhrer…he stabs everyone in the back, sooner or later, especially his supporters like Bannon and now Assange. It’s amazing to watch and I hope Assange is put in a deep, dark hole for the rest of his life.

      • Reality.Bites

        You mean Trump is going to get rid of Melanoma at the same time?

      • Max_1

        The question now becomes…
        … How deep does the knife go into the back of America?

        • james1200

          This country will end up permanently crippled, that I’m sure of.

          • Todd20036

            Nothing less than what we deserve.

      • Rex

        I’m waiting for him to stab the right wing fundamentalist christians in the back. I know it’s coming, I must be patient.

  • Edmund Allin

    Which of the non-existent US Attorneys will perform this task? And do you think anyone’s going to turn him over to you when there’s a possible death penalty involved? Posturing, posturing, posturing.

  • Paula

    Oh, Julian, please start spilling dirt on the trump administration. Where can I buy popcorn by the ton?

  • Randy Ellicott

    Theater, all this is is theater… sure we are going after that assange guy, who we will never be able to get because he wont leave the embassy or if he does he will be mysteriously shipped to Russia so they can protect him… seriously….this way it looks like we are taking the russian connection seriously but we will let them know what we are going to do so we will just miss catching him… they have been playing this “tough with Russia” bit too much….

    • Paula

      I’d be O.K. with Assange being in Russia, controlled by the Russians. Something tells me it wouldn’t be quite as nice as the basement of the Ecuadorian embassy.

      • Randy Ellicott

        well i am not sure it will be much different for him than being controlled by the Russians in the embassy he is in now… he lost all credibility as an independent source this last election…

        • Paula

          True. It will be a lot colder and he will have to fend for himself.

          • Randy Ellicott

            well he can always cuddle up with eddie snowden…

      • boobert

        Would Pam still get her conjugal visits?

  • boobert

    They make no sense ! The right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing. tillerson says Iraq is following the agreement, then trumps says they’re not. Now sessions want to prosecute, but trump praises them . Get out the net, they’re all crazy !

  • Gregory In Seattle

    Assange’s usefulness to The Regime has expired, so now he must expire, too.

    • David

      The Dear Leader needs everything “go away”.

  • David

    He knows all the dirt on Dump; how he personally helped launder billions for the Russian Mafia, and how he used Russia to steal the election and help Putin take control of the US government. They have to make him “disappear” permanently.

    It’s called tying up loose ends.

  • billbear1961

    Go jump in a volcano, AG Perjury.

    I understand they’re easy to find in the STATE of Hawaii.

    • The big island is home of Pele and she is bubbling with activity. The only thing is if the Evil Elf is tossed in, I’m afraid it could cause her to have indigestion and cause her to vomit. Oh well, as long as it doesn’t kill anyone, whats a few houses? Let goddess Pele burn his evil away.

    • McSwagg

      There’s several in Alaska that become active from time to time, also.

  • Blake J Butler

    Wow.

    Fired acting AG Yates will testify on Russia during an open congressional hearing

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/fired-acting-ag-yates-will-testify-on-russia-during-an-open-congressional-hearing/

    • David

      Hopefully she has loyal, well-paid armed bodyguards to prevent her having any “unfortunate” accidents on her way to testify.

    • billbear1961

      GOOD!

      Thank you, Blake–I’ve been waiting for this news!!

    • Chucktech

      So, the House Intelligence Committee just sat up in its coffin?

      • billbear1961

        The Democrats on the committee are still alive!

        • Chucktech

          Alive but emasculated.

          • billbear1961

            Not an unusual situation for a Democrat.

          • Todd20036

            I can work with that….
            You knew that comment was open to misinterpretation when you wrote it!

  • Cuberly

    OT: Heh….I can see why. But getting rid of Hunter would be awesome.

    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/855461262603452418

    • Blake J Butler

      Oh honey i will throw money your way if you play for our team.

      The “D” team that is.

    • SoCalGal20

      THAT IS MY DISTRICT. I’ve been out of the loop lately but yay!!!!!

      • Cuberly

        ..lol..and Hunter’s last victory wasn’t exactly a landslide if I’m not mistaken.

        • SoCalGal20

          I think you may be thinking of Darrell Issa in CA-49, next door. Hunter hasn’t had any real challengers. Patrick Malloy, a local real estate guy kerps running against him but he’s not going to win.

          • Cuberly

            Doh! You’re right. Was getting my CA wingnutz mixed up.

          • SoCalGal20

            I am SO thrilled there’s an interwsting candidate running against Hunter. Now I’m annoyed I’ll be in LV and won’t be able to vote for him.

            Btw, here’s his campaign site.

            https://www.campacampaign.com

    • SoCalGal20

      Here’s his campaign website!

    • stevenj

      I would flip for him.

  • billbear1961

    ” . . . whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.”

    Yes, the ones who leak info YOU want kept SECRET, chiefly evidence of the Regime’s CRIMES.

  • MikeBx2

    Release the pee pee tapes!

  • Treant

    He got to combine backstabbing, deflection, AND distraction! Hopefully Assange has major information that can harm Trump. Trump can’t think that far ahead.

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    Well, call me a conspiracy theorist, but I’m pretty sure this is meant to keep Assange holed up in the Ecuadoran Embassy.

    • Natty Enquirer

      I don’t think the Swedish extradition order has gone away. The moment he sets foot outside the embassy, he will be arrested by London authorities.

      • The_Wretched

        There isn’t much doubt that the Swedes will look the other way while we ‘arrest’ Assange once he’s in their custody.

        • canoebum

          I’m not sure I agree with that. I think it’s more likely he’ll be arrested by the UK something he’s leaked that constituted an official secret under their laws. The Swedes will have to wait until the UK is finished with him.

      • Jim Gallagher-Barker

        I thought I’d heard/read something over the last few weeks Brexit might have inadvertently have benefited Assange by invalidating the order?

  • Assange could have worked against the fascist but instead he let his misogynistic hatred of Hilary take over. Now he’s finding out that when sleeping with fascism, you always need to watch your back. But you know, these hacktivists believes “bros before hoes”.

  • Guest

    Hey, AG, someone from Yale’s School of Medicine has made it official, he is…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/237486879d36363118852c55ae510d0cb14053da56e790c2cd6d572a6355682e.gif

    • The_Wretched

      They are prepping for the animatronics that will run them in 20 years.

  • Blake J Butler

    Vote for Vets is livid at Jeffy, in their FB post : “Just because a judge in Hawaii ruled against Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban, Jeff Sessions trashed the state as some ‘island in the Pacific’.

    https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18076765_10154341632176022_4705283889911647587_o.jpg?oh=83061da8c0bc29900a03463c59f22ce5&oe=5988824C

    • My word, is anyone within cheetolini’s circle not a completely rude asshole?

      • McSwagg

        Some say, the best people say, I’ve heard that they’re not complete assholes, but rather half-assed clowns. We’ll have to wait and see.

  • David

    If we really want to know the full extent of Russia’s actions, we need to follow the trail of money and dead bodies.

  • TampaZeke

    Assange clearly never heard the fable of the scorpion and the frog. He had no idea that he was a frog.

    I’m LOVING this!

    • Chucktech

      Neither has Trump. “Lemme tell you the story of the beautiful girl and the snake…”

    • McSwagg

      Pepe Assange!

  • Chaz Antonelli

    Perhaps, if the Republicans were HONEST, we wouldn’t need wikileaks!

  • Bj Lincoln

    As long as the Ecuadoran Embassy allows him to live there, he isn’t going anywhere. Why is the Ecuadoran Embassy allowing this? They don’t think harboring a sex criminal is a problem? They are good with his part in the election? He has been there for years. How long are they going to let him hang around the house? Assange does realize his self imposed ‘house arrest’ counts for nothing, right? It has been a stand off for some time. The only way out is for the Embassy to show him the door.

    • Chucktech

      Maybe he doubles as their IT guy. No puedo encontrar la “Any key.”

    • billbear1961

      Ecuador is in bed with Russia; so, they allowed Putin’s puppet to undermine the American election.

      His usefulness to his masters is at an end.

      No telling, for sure, what will happen now.

    • less_coffee

      He was accused of sex crimes. That doesn’t mean he’s guilty of them.

      I don’t think the man trusts your nation’s idea of justice. Neither would I, were I in his place.

      If Sessions keeps on talking about the man, the Brits might give him refugee status.

      • billbear1961

        I don’t think May’s suck-up-to-Trump government is likely to do that.

        • less_coffee

          I think refugee status is granted by a court, not the politicians. (No, I don’t think he’d actually be able to apply)

          • ChrisMorley

            In Britain, refugee status is not granted by a court, it is an administrative decision made by our Home Office (= Department of the Interior).
            Anyone from abroad can apply, but there are are objective criteria that he would have to satisfy. He’s got no credible case.

      • Kelly Lape

        It must be obvious to all but the densest individuals that Assange is out to destabilize the west. Assange isn’t partisan he’s a Putin Plant, a Useful Idiot being fed intel from the Russians. Last year the info was anti-Clinton, but since he was effective enough to help sway our election he is now being fed anti-Trump intel.

        How civilized nations respond to destabilizing forces is a test of our Democracies. I have no faith in Trump or his administration but arresting and punishing Russian Terrorists is a priority for all of us.

        • less_coffee

          The man runs a website, which publishes shit they get.

          Calling him a terrorist is ridiculous.

          • billbear1961

            He deliberately helped throw the American election to a fascist at the bidding of Putin.

          • less_coffee

            Yes. That’s not terrorism, it’s subversion.

          • billbear1961

            For the Americans involved, it’s TREASON.

          • less_coffee

            Assange is an American?

            I didn’t know that.

          • billbear1961

            I didn’t say HE was American.

            I’m talking about the Americans involved, the Trump team.

            For THEM collusion with these efforts is TREASON.

          • kareemachan

            So? What’s your point, o non-American?

          • less_coffee

            That words matter.

            Are you also against the idea of people speaking out? Canadians can’t talk to Americans anymore? Good luck with that.

            What kind of idiotic authoritarian are you?

          • Kelly Lape

            He worked to destabilize democracy in the United States. By definition an enemy of the state. Using propaganda from an enemy nation to instill fear into a population is by definition terrorism.

      • kareemachan

        And I, personally, don’t trust your idea of logic.

        Just sayin’…

        • less_coffee

          You don’t like the concept of people being innocent until proven guilty?

          That is the basis of the legal system at this time. In both Canada and the USA.

          What would you prefer? Hmmm? Letting the cops shoot everyone they like? That causes riots to break out, at best; revolutions at the worst.

          I’m not surprised that you don’t like logic.

  • billbear1961

    No pardons and laurels for you, Assange.

    Better leak while you still can!

    Your fascist masters are out for your blood, you nasty dummy.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      While I will happily watch him being dragged in chains to meet his fate, I’m more concerned with his masters getting away with their own malfeasance.

      • billbear1961

        Same here.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Of course it’s a priority…gotta shut up all the witnesses and those who can connect 45 to Russia. Mafia clean-up, aisle 7

  • Kelly Lape

    This is what happens – assassinate the assassin. Silence those who know the secrets of the Trump Administration by ANY means necessary.

  • BobSF_94117

    “He must be silenced! Erm, captured.”

    — Sessions

  • Lars Littlefield

    Gosh. Keebler elf and Trump have finally figured out maybe Assange is worth arresting? Good luck with that. The level of duh is high in this impersonation of an administration.

  • oooooohhh! Rapist leaker must have something big on cheetolini, and is threatening to use it for leverage or his freedom or something….

  • Halou

    Firstly.
    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! No it’s not.

    Secondly.
    I suspect this is just distraction fluff to make us think Trump has nothing to do with Russia or the election manipulation scandal. And it is very poorly done distraction fluff at that. In doing this the Trump regime is validating Assange’s paranoia, and by extension any other lie and half-truth his agency throws out there. And, the Trump regime is letting Russia know just how good an investment their wikileaks front is even after so many years.

    More than that, Putin is being told to begin dumping yet more of America’s diplomatic, intelligence, military and political secrets because, in all likelihood, something big is coming and Dear Donald might not survive it otherwise. Putin can do this with the guarantee that the consequences will fall not on Russia, but solely on some dumb albino half a world away who is already well beyond the jurisdiction of the United States.

  • TexasBoy

    Don’t worry Julian. Once you threaten to tell all about your connection to The Donald, and how you helped swing the November Election in his favor, all the charges will mysteriously be dropped and you’ll be a free man.

    • canoebum

      More likely he will be found, mysteriously, hanged in his cell before he can testify. They want him to keep him from talking. He knows too much about the 2016 coup d’etat….errrr…election.

  • coram nobis

    Guardian op-ed suggests that news organizations might not like the result of an Assange prosecution.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/21/wikileaks-prosecution-endanger-future-journalism

    Whether you like or dislike WikiLeaks – especially if you dislike them – it’s important to understand just how dangerous this potential prosecution is to the future of journalism in the United States. Newspapers publish classified information all the time, and any prosecution of WikiLeaks puts journalists of all stripes at risk of a similar fate. Even WikiLeaks’ harshest critics need to denounce this potential move as a grave threat to the first amendment.

    … Don’t think for a moment that his administration wouldn’t immediately turn around and use any precedent set by a WikiLeaks prosecution to go after the next newspaper that publishes a critical story.

    If the Trump Justice Department follows through on its threat, make no mistake: next time it won’t be a publisher you don’t like, it will be the newspaper that Trump doesn’t like – likely the one you read every day.

    • SoCalGal20

      Ugh. I hate that this is a thing, especially since Assange is NOT a journalist. But I also know that journalists and the ACLU ate right to be concerned. Fuck you, Assange!

      • coram nobis

        It’s never the attractive poster children that wind up as important 1st Amendment cases — and maybe that’s the point. As the pornographer Larry Flynt once said, “If the First Amendment will protect a scumbag like me, it’ll protect all of you. Because I’m the worst.”

  • bkmn

    So this means they know Assange has dirt he can release on Trump and/or Sessy.

  • andrew

    My priority would be arresting Trump and his inner circle, including Sessions, that conspired with the Russians to win the U.S. election.

  • greenmanTN

    Jeez. Doesn’t Sessions have a pot of gold to protect so something?

  • Nowhereman

    Yeah, and if you believe this BS, I just happen to have a bridge to sell you…

  • JCF

    And w/ how often/predictably The Patsy mysteriously dies during the “arrest”? Gurl, you in danger now! [I will try to muster up enough grief to care.]

    https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.333104671.7155/poster%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8-pad%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8.lite-1.jpg

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  • Ish

    JMG’s creepy and racist right wing liberals and Jeff Sessions on the same side. It was just a matter of time.

  • SnowFlake

    I would love for wikileaks to start spilling all the GOP and Trump tea…

  • Richard Schneider

    You remember Percy Wetmore? That cruel stupid redneck prison guard in “The Green Mile”? He would have to look exactly like Jeff Sessions in his later life.

  • Marti386

    Yeah, it’s a priority so they can find Assange hung in his cell from an “apparent suicide” soon after.

    Assange knows things. The Trump team can’t allow that.