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1/Extraordinary letter re: insight into NSC prepub process re: #Bolton's book. Ms. Knight (& her experienced counsel) are to be applauded for taking action. Displays professionalism.

What ramifications does it have? Let's explore some key points.
2/#Bolton is being sued civilly by USGOVT for failing to comply w/contractual obligation that he abide by prepub review & receive final approval. USGOVT has pursued this path fewer than 10x in history.…
3/Court did not agree w/USGOVT that book could be blocked but said “Defendant Bolton has gambled with the national security of the United States. He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability."

Not good.…
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Day 7 of the #Assange hearing is about to begin.
Our tweets are on this thread.

We'll report live at 5pm BST on #CNLive!

Judge has arrived. James Lewis the prosecutor has revised his time. He will be very short with the first witness, John Goetz. We see him appear onscreen.
John Goetz is a senior investigative journalist with NDR. He worked for @derspiegel from 2007-2011. His reports have won prestigious awards

In 2010 he was asked to meet w/ @Guardian & #JulianAssange to work together, reporting on the war in Afghanistan. He worked in the Bunker
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1. ho parlato con @albertiradiopop di @radiopopmilano del processo di estradizione di Julian #Assange,che riprenderà lunedì 14 settembre, dopo un falso allarme #COVID (dal minuto 41:15):…
2. ho spiegato, in modo particolare a @albertiradiopop @radiopopmilano perché se gli Stati Uniti riusciranno ad asserire la giurisdizione su Julian #Assange,giornalista australiano,e a estradarlo, qualsiasi giornalista nel mondo sarà in pericolo e a rischio di essere estradato
3. in particolare,qualsiasi giornalista italiano,che dovesse ottenere anche un solo documento segreto degli Stati Uniti, sarà a rischio di incriminazione ai sensi dell'atroce #EspionageAct e a rischio di estradizione e prigione negli USA
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According to #Stratfor, #JulianAssange is a victim of #FVEY (#USA) #government security agencies' #targetingprograms, which illegally framed #Assange for crimes he did not commit.…

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According to #ICWatch's aggregated #LinkedIn profiles, #FVEY security community's CVs indicate "#honeypots"/"#roleplayers" are on the government entrap people. Image
#FVEY govt. security agencies conspired with transnational corporations to attack #JulianAssange's finances. Attacking finances is just one of many criminal tactics that #CIA/#FBI/#DHS, etc. use to illegally harm individuals' incomes, without due process.… Image
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I fully support @rcfp but I'm very concerned abt this legislative effort, which I will detail separately. I understand desire to protect media. I don't understand highlighting prosecutions of "journalistic sources" in their write-up as if legislation wld impact prior cases. /1
These prosecuted "journalistic sources" (which included former clients of mine) had authorized access to #classifiedinfo & signed #NDAs. Legislation would still allow every prior prosecution, would it not? So why hype as if govt did something wrong?

Am I missing something? 2/2
For those interested in topic, watch our panel discussion on 100th anniversary of #EspionageAct at @IntlSpyMuseum where we discussed some of these issues. @WWIPhD @intelhistorian

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#JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange We express our grave concern for #Assange wellbeing, his detention and the draconian espionage charges. This case stands at the heart of #freespeech .@gianninasegnini signed
#Assange made an outstanding contribution to public interest journalism, transparency, government accountability. He is singled out and prosecuted for publishing information that should never have been withheld from the public .@noamchomskyT signed #JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange
Julian Assange charged #EspionageAct for publishing #WarDiaries State Dept Cables In a democracy, journalists can reveal war crimes torture and abuse without having to go to jail. It is the very role of the press in a democracy. .@edwyplenel signed #JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange
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1. la 1a udienza di sostanza per l'estradizione di Julian #Assange negli USA è a minuti, vi spiego: sarà JA vs USA, l'autorità inglese che agirà per conto degli USA in Tribunale è il #CrownProsecutionService: è l'autorità che gestisce le estradizioni x la Giustizia di Sua Maestà
2. è cruciale capire che Julian #Assange NON è "accusato di spionaggio",è accusato ai sensi dell'#EspionageAct, che è la legge draconiana del 1917 pensata per punire i traditori della 1a Guerra Mondiale che passavano informazioni al nemico
3. l'#EspionageAct punisce QUALSIASI violazione nellla gestione delle informazioni e documenti segreti in modo draconiano, proprio come fosse un atto di spionaggio, senza alcuna possibilità di distinzione
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e ora lo SCANDALO: avete letto che l'inviato speciale dell'ONU contro la #Tortura ha visitato in carcere Julian #Assange? Ecco la sua dichiarazione (Inglese):… leggetela. E' UNA VERGOGNA quello che sta succedendo nel cuore dell'#Europa libera
spero che i nostri media si rendano conto che se #Assange verrà estradato e condannato ai sensi dell'#EspionageAct, OGNI giornalista italiano che riceverà documenti segreti sugli #USA (es. le #atomiche #Aviano, i #droni a #Sigonella),potrà essere estradato e incarcerato a vita
E' chiaro il concetto? Se con il caso #Assange, gli USA riescono ad affermare la giurisdizione su un giornalista australiano che ha rivelato crimini di guerra e #torture e riescono a incarcerarlo a vita, qualsiasi giornalista, in Italia e ovunque nel mondo, sarà in pericolo
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We have a First Amendment for a reason, and it doesn't say unless it's embarrassing to the U.S. government, unless Hillary Clinton doesn't like it, unless it makes it difficult for the State Department to play the games it plays.… #Assange #EspionageAct
The point is we are government of the people, by the people, for the people. It's not their information. It's ours. And all #Assange did was give us our information which our own government was wrongly and illegally concealing from us.… #EspionageAct
Read the full superseding indictment, in which #Assange is charged with 17 counts under the #EspionageAct — a first for a journalist and publisher.… #WikiLeaks #Journalism #FreedomOfPress #Whistleblowers
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BREAKING: #WikiLeaks co-founder #JulianAssange faces new charges under the infamous Espionage Act — which was used to imprison Daniel Ellsberg, Emma Goldman, and Socialist Presidential Candidate Eugene Debs.…
#Assange is not a spy — they sell secrets and keep secrets — he exposed truths the U.S. government concealed from We the People. And where are the NY Times and Amazon Post? They should turn in the prizes they got for Assange’s courage and work.…
Here's a link to the 18 count superseding indictment which a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia has returned against @WikiLeaks founder #Assange.… #EspionageAct #Journalism
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Equador: Swedish national #OlaBini arrested for connections to #wikileaks.

Johannes Wahlström:

#JulianAssange's "human rights are violated on a daily basis"

"#JulianAssange is imprisoned for #journalism."

#MikePompeo on lying:

"When I was a cadet, what was the cadet motto at West Point? 'You will not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do'? I was the CIA Director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It was like - we had entire training courses!"
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