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As I predicted, DOJ added many additional charges against Julian Assange. Their initial charge was risky and had evidentiary issues, given that Assange's alleged co-conspirator is unwilling to cooperate with DOJ.

I expect DOJ to use this new leverage to push him to plead guilty.
I discussed this issue with @BarbMcQuade on my #OnTopic podcast after the initial indictment against Assange. (She bet me a cup of coffee that the DOJ wouldn't add more charges ... it was the one issue on which we strongly disagreed.)
I won't speak for Barb, but I believe she thought the DOJ would show restraint because they were careful to initially charge a crime that did not implicate press freedom.

The new charges very well could, but I want to see them before saying more than that.
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