WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be arrested by the US authorities on accusation of an active role in helping Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst, disclose a massive cache of classified documents. Assange is yet in the Ecuadorian embassy in London but the Justice Department believes in a change.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a news conference Thursday that Assange's arrest is a "priority." "We've had no communication with the Department of Justice and they have not indicated to me that they have brought any charges against Mr. Assange," said on the other part Assange's lawyer, Barry Pollack. He sustained WikiLeaks is just like the Washington Post and the New York Times, which routinely publish stories based on classified information. The dispute continued from this point. "Julian Assange has no First Amendment freedoms. He's sitting in an Embassy in London. He's not a US citizen," CIA Director Mike Pompeo argued. Assange is sustained by the American Civil Liberties Union's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. Its director, Ben Wizner, considers that US prosecution of Assange sets a dangerous precedent. For the instant, the CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed via WilkiLeaks thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems.