Trump regime prosecutors consider vexatious/malicious prosecution of WikiLeaks heroes

Source: Washington Post

"Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to bring criminal charges against members of the WikiLeaks organization, taking a second look at a 2010 leak of diplomatic cables and military documents and investigating whether the group bears criminal responsibility for the more recent revelation of sensitive CIA cyber-tools, according to people familiar with the case. The Justice Department under President Barack Obama had decided not to charge WikiLeaks for revealing some of the government’s most sensitive secrets — concluding that doing so would be akin to prosecuting a news organization for publishing classified information. Justice Department leadership under President Trump, though, has indicated to prosecutors that it is open to taking another look at the case, which the Obama administration did not formally close." (04/20/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-dept-debating-charges-against-wikileaks-members-in-revelations-of-diplomatic-cia-materials/2017/04/20/32b15336-2548-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html

  • dL

    Yep, Trumpism…which is the easy, trivial capture of Dear Leader grounded in nothing more than personal narcissism by organs of state security. As Hayek wrote, "the worst get to the top." Boy, no better examples than Trump and Sessions.

    Practically speaking, this will have the intended consequence of enforcing a Pravda-like subservience from the American media. No longer Pravda, Inc. Straight-up Pravda.

    is the final straw for "Libertarians for Trump," for all those libertarian economist open letters to Trump? Probably not.