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Chelsea Manning Freed, but Maybe Not for Long

She has been ordered to appear before a new grand jury May 17

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning has been freed after 62 days in jail—but she might be returning soon. Manning was sent to jail for contempt of court in March for refusing to testify in front of a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Her lawyers say that grand jury's term has now expired,... More »

Pam Anderson Visits the World's Most Wanted Man

Julian Assange receives his first social visit at London prison

(Newser) - Julian Assange received a visit from an old friend on Tuesday—none other than actor and model Pamela Anderson, CNN reports. "He does not deserve to be in a super max prison," said Anderson after seeing the WikiLeaks founder at Belmarsh high-security prison in London. "He has... More »

He Skipped Bail 7 Years Ago. Now, Assange Hears His Fate

WikiLeaks founder sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for trying to avoid extradition to Sweden in 2012

(Newser) - Raising a fist in the air as he arrived, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange entered a London courtroom Wednesday to find out his fate for skipping bail in 2012 to avoid getting extradited to Sweden over rape allegations , reports Al Jazeera . That fate: nearly a year in jail. The 50-week sentence... More »

Book in Assange's Hand Is Getting Attention

Wikileaks founder held a book of interviews

(Newser) - The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made a book of interviews with Gore Vidal an unexpected best-seller, the AP reports. Assange was carrying a copy of Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State & Vidal on America when he was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadoran embassy in... More »

Old Case May Return to Haunt Assange

Sexual assault charges in Sweden could be revived against WikiLeaks founder

(Newser) - There may be more than one country looking to extradite Julian Assange now that he's in police custody . The US is already vying to get the WikiLeaks founder on its soil on hacking charges , but Sweden may also soon be in the mix if an investigation into a rape... More »

Friend: Assange Thought Trump Aides Were 'Clowns'

Extradition fight could last years

(Newser) - Julian Assange has traded Ecuador's London embassy for a British jail cell , and friend Sean Langan says the WikiLeaks co-founder is very worried about where he might end up next. Langan, a documentary filmmaker, tells ABC that on one of his many visits to the embassy, Assange expressed fears... More »

Julian Assange Arrested After Asylum Withdrawn

WikiLeaks founder finally leaves embassy

(Newser) - After almost seven years, Julian Assange has left Ecuador's embassy in London—and not by choice. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement early Thursday that the WikiLeaks founder was arrested after the ambassador invited police into the embassy following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum. Assange, who... More »

War of Words Heats Up Between Ecuador, Assange

Julian Assange remains in London embassy to avoid arrest

(Newser) - Ecuador has denied a claim by WikiLeaks that Julian Assange is about to be expelled from the country's embassy in London. WikiLeaks had tweeted Friday that its founder would be kicked out of the embassy within "hours to days." Late Friday, NBC reports, Ecuador's Ministry of... More »

All Eyes on Ecuador Embassy After WikiLeaks Tweets

It says 2 sources confirmed Julian Assange will be expelled within 'hours to days'

(Newser) - Outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the media wait—to see if Julian Assange leaves the building for the first time since August 2012. It wouldn't be by choice: WikiLeaks on Thursday tweeted the following: "BREAKING: A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that... More »

Ecuador President Says Assange Broke Asylum Deal

He blames WikiLeaks for leak of private photos

(Newser) - There are fresh signs that Julian Assange's extremely long stay in Ecuador's London embassy might be nearing its end. President Lenin Moreno told the Ecuadorean Radio Broadcasters' Association Tuesday that the WikiLeaks founder has "repeatedly violated" the terms of his asylum in the embassy, where he has... More »

Supporters: Chelsea Manning Is in Solitary Confinement

But officials say that's not a fair assessment

(Newser) - Supporters of Chelsea Manning have called for her release from prolonged solitary confinement at a Virginia jail, but an official disputes that she's being held in those conditions, the AP reports. Former Army intelligence analyst Manning was sent to jail March 8 for refusing to testify before a grand... More »

Chelsea Manning Sent to Jail for Contempt of Court

Judge says she won't get out until she testifies or grand jury finishes work

(Newser) - On Thursday, Chelsea Manning said she'd stand her ground and refuse to testify in front of a secret grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. "I am prepared to face the consequences of my refusal," she said in a statement . Those consequences came Friday, with Manning taken into custody after... More »

Huge Set of Russian Documents Leaked Online

Distributed Denial of Secrets releases 175GB of documents

(Newser) - A leaked trove of Russian documents called "The Dark Side of the Kremlin" is so huge that no one seems to know everything that's in it, the New York Times reports. Transparency advocates leaked the mammoth 175-gigabyte stash at Distributed Denial of Secrets and the Internet Archive , culling... More »

Report: Manafort Secretly Met With Assange in 2016

'Guardian' says they met around the time Manafort became campaign manager

(Newser) - And suddenly Paul Manafort is making big headlines again. First came Robert Mueller's allegation that Manafort has been lying , not cooperating, despite his plea deal . Now a report in the Guardian alleges that Manafort held secret meetings with none other than Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, another key figure in... More »

'Error' Reveals Secret Assange Charges

Court filing asks for arrest warrant to be hushed up until he is arrested

(Newser) - Julian Assange has often claimed that the US has secretly filed charges against him—and an apparent error in a court filing for an unrelated case suggests he is right. The document, filed by federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia as part of an unrelated sex-crime case, asks... More »

Roger Stone Ally: Mueller Is Going to Indict Me

'I think my crime really was that I supported Donald Trump,' Jerome Corsi says

(Newser) - Conservative author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi says he expects to be charged by Robert Mueller's investigation in the coming days—because the "Department of Justice is run by criminals." Corsi, an ally of longtime Trump associate Roger Stone, said in a livestreamed video Monday that he... More »

Roger Stone on Newly Revealed Emails: 'This Is Called Politics'

'NYT' publishes correspondence between Stone, Steve Bannon

(Newser) - Newly released emails from the 2016 presidential campaign appear to show political operative Roger Stone presenting himself as a WikiLeaks insider to Steve Bannon, who was at the heart of then-candidate Donald Trump's run for president. The emails, published Thursday by the New York Times , touch on a central... More »

Ecuador Tells Assange to Clean His Bathroom

He's also been ordered to avoid political activity

(Newser) - Ecuador's embassy in London says Julian Assange can have his Internet access restored, but if he wants to carry on staying under their roof, he's going to have to behave himself—and do his chores. According to a nine-page Spanish-language memo leaked to a news outlet in Ecuador,... More »

Leak Seems to Show Assange Seeking Russian Visa in 2010

The AP has obtained tens of thousands of files related to WikiLeaks

(Newser) - Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his website, WikiLeaks, cable news pundits were calling for his head, and a Swedish sex-crime case was threatening to put... More »

Ex-CIA Worker Charged: He 'Utterly Betrayed This Nation'

Joshua Adam Schulte hit with 13-count indictment, with charges including stealing classified info

(Newser) - A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defense information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing some of the CIA's hacking tools. Joshua Adam Schulte of Manhattan was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment returned by a grand jury,... More »

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