Diane Feinstein? WTF?
When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange released his latest document trove—more than 250,000 secret State Department cables—he intentionally harmed the U.S. government. The release of these documents damages our national interests and puts innocent lives at risk. He should be vigorously prosecuted for espionage.
The law Mr. Assange continues to violate is the Espionage Act of 1917. That law makes it a felony for an unauthorized person to possess or transmit "information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation."
The Espionage Act also makes it a felony to fail to return such materials to the U.S. government. Importantly, the courts have held that "information relating to the national defense" applies to both classified and unclassified material. Each violation is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
No doubt aware of this law, and despite firm warnings, Mr. Assange went ahead and released the cables on Nov. 28.
Well said Senator, and Bravo! I think it goes without saying that we should cheer the left, when they do something we agree with. It is also a good time to remember that most are not anti-American, they just have awful ideas about how to run the place.
It sure seems like a noose is tightening around our ghostly proto-villain, but don't hold your breath. He is going to be seeing the tender mercies of the Swedish justice system before we even get to play. Although it will probably take Holder a year or so to come up with an even worse idea than a KSM trial in NYC. Hey maybe Assange could give a speech to the United Nations General Assembly and then they could vote as representatives of the world, and consequently the correct jury for a global citizen like Assange. Good Lord, I had to take a moment to assure myself even Holder and Obama couldn't do anything that dumb....it's not working.
The Swedes have put a fair amount of cred on the line by pushing this hard against him, so I am hopeful that they can tag him for improper grossness and slimy behavior. But that doesn't solve the greater problem of consequences for screwing with us in a big way. Can't let that slide. Bring the Pain!