Slayer of the DP Newsbot
- Aug 27, 2005
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- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets.
The disclosure came in a filing in a case unrelated to Assange. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer, urging a judge to keep the matter sealed, wrote that “due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.” Later, Dwyer wrote the charges would “need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested.”
There are more than 3 dozen sealed indictments on the DC docket at this time. We have just found out who one of the indictments is against, thanks to prosecutors accidentally spilling the beans when they unsealed a court record in a different case.
Oopsies......Or is it? LOL.