• Julian Assange Jun 25, 2020

    WikiLeaks Founder Assange Faces New Indictment in US

    A new Justice Department indictment says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought to recruit hackers at conferences in Europe and Asia to provide his anti-secrecy website with classified information

  • Chelsea Manning Mar 13, 2020

    Judge Orders Chelsea Manning Be Freed From Jail

    A federal judge has released Chelsea Manning from a jail outside the nation’s capital, ending roughly a year of incarceration that the former Army intelligence analyst served for refusing to testify to a grand jury

  • Chelsea Manning Mar 12, 2020

    Chelsea Manning Attempts Suicide in Va. Jail, Lawyers Say

    Chelsea Manning’s legal team says the former intelligence analyst tried to take her own life Wednesday, but was transported to a hospital where she is recovering.

  • Department of Justice Jun 12, 2019

    US Submits Extradition Request for WikiLeaks Founder Assange

    The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and of conspiring with former Army private Chelsea Manning to crack a Defense Department computer password. That indictment, which includes Espionage...

  • Associated Press May 24, 2019

    Press Advocates See Cause for Concern in New Charges Against WikiLeaks' Assange

    New charges filed against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange quickly drew alarm Thursday from media organizations and others. The groups are concerned that the Justice Department is charging Assange for actions that ordinary journalists do routinely in their jobs. Department officials said they don’t view Assange, who founded WikiLeaks in 2006, as a journalist. And they say his actions strayed far...

  • Department of Justice May 23, 2019

    US Charges WikiLeaks Founder With Publishing Classified Info

    The U.S. filed new charges Thursday against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of placing the United States at risk of “serious harm” by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents, including the names of confidential sources for American armed forces. In an 18-count, superseding indictment, Justice Department prosecutors allege that Assange directed former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in...

  • President May 14, 2019

    Chelsea Manning Memoir Coming in Winter of 2020

    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst jailed for leaking government documents, has a book deal.

  • NBC News May 10, 2019

    Former Analyst Chelsea Manning Released From Jail on Contempt Charge

    Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was released from a northern Virginia jail Thursday after a two-month stay for refusing to testify to a grand jury.
    Manning spent 62 days at the Alexandria Detention Center on civil contempt charges after she refused to answer questions to a federal grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.

  • Department of Justice May 1, 2019

    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks for Bail-Jumping

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in prison for jumping British bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy. Judge Deborah Taylor said Wednesday that Assange merited near the maximum sentence of one year because of the seriousness of his offense. She rejected his claim for leniency based on the nearly seven years...

  • NBC News Apr 15, 2019

    U.S. Secretly Filed Charges Against Assange Last Year

    Court documents reveal federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in late 2017, NBC News reports, more than two months earlier than the indictment disclosed when he was arrested last week. Assange was taken into custody April 11 after spending more than six years under the protection of Ecuador’s embassy in London. A federal indictment unsealed after...

  • Department of Justice Apr 13, 2019

    UK Pressured Not to Overlook Swedish Claims to Assange

    British lawmakers are heaping pressure on the government to make sure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape investigation against him. There is mounting concern that Assange should not be allowed to sidestep the Swedish investigation stemming from his 2010 visit to Sweden. The complaints from two women eventually led him to seek...

  • Department of Justice Apr 12, 2019

    Takeaways From the Case of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

    Julian Assange’s arrest on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London opens the next chapter in the saga of the WikiLeaks founder: an expected extradition fight over a pending criminal prosecution in the United States. It’s also likely to trigger a debate over press freedom and call attention to unresolved questions about Assange’s role in the release of stolen Democratic...

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2019

    ‘I Know Nothing': Trump Changes His Tune on WikiLeaks

    It was a far cry from “I love WikiLeaks!” President Donald Trump declared that “I know nothing about WikiLeaks” after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump showered praise on Assange’s hacking organization night after night during the final weeks of the 2016...

  • Attorney Apr 12, 2019

    Read the Indictment Against WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

    The U.S. Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiring with Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer. The charge was announced Thursday after Assange was taken into custody in London in connection with a U.S. extradition request, as well as for breaching U.K. bail conditions in 2012. The indictment accuses Assange of assisting Manning, a...

  • Colombia Apr 5, 2019

    UK Police Outside Ecuador Embassy Amid WikiLeaks Tweets

    British police stationed armed officers outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Friday after tweets from WikiLeaks quoted what it said were high-level sources saying that Julian Assange could be kicked out of the building within “hours to days.” The red-brick embassy building with white window frames and balconies was quiet. No embassy official or any British authorities commented on...

  • director Mar 8, 2019

    Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Testify on Wikileaks

    Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who served years in prison for leaking one of the largest troves of classified documents in U.S. history, was sent to jail Friday for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to jail for civil contempt of court after a brief hearing in federal court...

  • director Aug 30, 2018

    Chelsea Manning to Be Denied Entry to Australia

    Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her event organizer said on Thursday. Think Inc. said it had received on Wednesday a notice of intention from the government to deny Manning entry. The group is calling on her supporters to lobby new Immigration Minister David Coleman...

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2018

    A Look at the President's Pardon Power and How It Works

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was considering pardoning or commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was impeached in 2009 and currently serving a 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges.

  • social media May 28, 2018

    Chelsea Manning Friend Says She's Safe After Window-Ledge Tweet

    A close friend and colleague of Chelsea Manning said Monday that the convicted leaker of government secrets and longshot candidate for U.S. Senate is safe after a photo on her Twitter account apparently showed the 30-year-old woman standing on the edge of an upper-story window ledge. The photo was posted to her Twitter account late Sunday with the words: “I’m...

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2018

    Trump vs ‘the Resistance' Plays Out in Washington Courtroom

    When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term battle of wits and wills. On one side: a Justice Department that has sought to incarcerate scores of people over a violent protest that smashed downtown storefront windows and set a limousine ablaze. On the other side: an intensely coordinated grassroots political opposition...

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