If Julian Assange and/or WikiLeaks is guilty of espionage or some other similar crime (as mainstream "journalists" keep telling us), than why wasn't The New York Times guilty of the same when they published the Pentagon Papers?
Former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz shows that the case against Assange is really, really, really weak,
If the New York Times, in 1971, could lawfully publish the Pentagon Papers knowing they included classified documents stolen by Rand Corporation military analyst Daniel Ellsberg from our federal government, then indeed WikiLeaks was entitled, under the First Amendment, to publish classified material that Assange knew was stolen by former United States Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning from our federal government.
It's really remarkable that after Donald Trump had praised WikiLeaks so many times during the 2016 campaign that he would now say "I know nothing about WikiLeaks" and just allow this all to happen. Here's a helpful montage for those with a short memory.
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