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More on the Assange Charges

The Charges Are Much Stronger Than I Expected
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 011: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court by police van after being arrested on April 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11, 2019 in London, England. After weeks of speculation Wikileaks found... LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11, 2019 in London, England. After weeks of speculation Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by Scotland Yard Police Officers inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in Central London this morning. Ecuador's President, Lenin Moreno, withdrew Assange's Asylum after seven years citing repeated violations to international conventions. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 11, 2019 11:06 am

Let me follow up on what I wrote in my first post on Assange and especially what I wrote in my subsequent ‘Late Update’ to that post. As I wrote, this isn’t the charge I expected. It’s a much more legitimate charge, at least on the law. Whether it is on the facts is yet to be seen. Josh Kovensky walks us through the basic details of the charges here. Definitely take a look at Josh’s piece.

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