US ‘debates charging Julian Assange’

  The US is debating whether to charge Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, US media report. The organisation, which publishes confidential documents, has been in the cross-hairs of the US for years. Last week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo described it as a “hostile” intelligence service abetted by Russia, and Assange as a “fraud”. But the group was last year praised by President Donald Trump for its work during the election campaign. The release of hacked emails belonging to a Hillary Clinton aide were a factor in her losing the election, the…

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