The U.S. Justice Department opened a criminal probe of Wikileaks and founder Julian Assange after the leak of diplomatic cables. Attorney General Eric Holder affirmed the probe was “not saber-rattling” but "an active, ongoing criminal investigation. The Washington Post reported that the department was considering charges under the Espionage Act. Prosecutors have a hard time with this because of First Amendment protections for the press.
I have mixed feeling about this whole case.
I believe there is information that should be classified. Lives and policy are at stake. I also believe way too much government information is classified to hide improprieties.
We’re told the leaks have made it impossible for people with influence to confide in our ambassadors. I believe their self-interests will trump that idea.
You can’t call Assange’s actions treasonous; the worst he can be accused of is bad citizenship – except he’s not a citizen. I don’t blame Assange, I blame the State Department for the leaks.
There have actually been calls for Hillary’s resignation. Let’s get real--- the government has its own private internet to contain information but this information is spread out over the world. Any one of thousands of government employees with a flash drive can take anything they want.
If Bush’s yellow cake uranium lie had been leaked in time, maybe we wouldn’t have invaded
Probably the most important information we’re getting from the leaks is the fact of Arab nations wanting us to go to war with
Americans should be in the loop when it comes to war! Aren’t our representatives representing us?