Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Gives Powerful Defense of Assange

16 September 2020 — Assange Defense

Julian’s extradition hearing in London today included powerful testimony from two key witnesses.The highlight of the day was the appearance of famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Dr. Daniel EllsbergYou can read our full report on the day here, but here’s a brief recap:

Reporter John Goetz: WikiLeaks Had “Rigorous Redaction Process” — Disclosures Harmed No One

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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 10

16 September 2020 — Craig Murray

The gloves were off on Tuesday as the US Government explicitly argued that all journalists are liable to prosecution under the Espionage Act (1917) for publishing classified information, citing the Rosen case. Counsel for the US government also argued that the famous Pentagon Papers supreme court judgement on the New York Times only referred to pre-publication injunction and specifically did not preclude prosecution under the Espionage Act. The US Government even surmised in court that such an Espionage Act prosecution of the New York Times may have been successful.

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