The United States has secretly filed charges against the founder of the WikiLeaks Internet leakage portal, Julian Assange, on his internet site Friday, The Washington Post.
According to the information, a lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Virginia, in August, but this fact was not disclosed by US officials, and the case was treated as encrypted.
The Washington Post knows that the accusation was accidental. One of the transcripts of Deputy Attorney General Kellen Dwyer, Virginia, urged a judge to “deal with the indictment against Assange for the wrong reasoning of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case” without mentioning the name of the specific case and the defendant. The fact of the prosecution should have been kept secret until arrested by Assange, who is still in Ecuador’s London Embassy.
According to the un-named sources of the Post, the information disclosed is true to reality.
Joshua Stueve, spokesperson of the Virginia State Attorney’s Office in question, said the court transcript was sent by mistake, and the name was “wrong”.
On your Twitter account, WikiLeaks also said on Friday that the transcript of the prosecution was a mistake and the name was incorrect.
The Virginia State Attorney’s Office has long been investigating Assange’s case. When Donald Trump became president of the United States, the new US government decided to investigate more closely whether WikiLeaks staff could be charged with prosecuting secretary diplomatic telegrams and military documents in 2010. Investigators have also investigated whether the WikiLeaks operators have criminal responsibility for their leak of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)’s cyber-program.
Documents published by WikiLeaks were also examined by the so-called Mueller Committee, namely the e-mails that came from the Democratic National Committee (Democratic Party Leadership) and Hillary Clinton’s former Democratic Party presidential candidate, John Podest, from the 2016 presidential election campaign. The special committee chaired by Robert Mueller is also investigating whether there was a collusion between the co-workers of the Donald Trump campaign and the Russians during the 2016 presidential election campaign. US intelligence agents suspect that the e-mails in question were snatched by Russian spies and then forwarded to WikiLeaks.