Greenwald Slams Assange Extradition Charges: 'It's The Criminalization of Journalism'

Chris Menahan
Apr. 11, 2019

Glenn Greenwald on Thursday slammed the Department of Justice's charges filed against Julian Assange in an attempt to get him extradited and said it amounts to the "criminalization of journalism."

"The DOJ says part of what Assange did to justify his prosecution - beyond allegedly helping Manning get the documents - is he encouraged Manning to get more docs for him to publish," Greenwald tweeted. "Journalists do this with sources constantly: it's the criminalization of journalism."

While it's true in theory, the New York Times and the Guardian will never be prosecuted because they're pushing the prog-globalist agenda. All these rules are only for little people who threaten the establishment.

Greenwald also highlighted how media hacks are cheering Assange's persecution:

Aaron Mate also laid out how flimsy the charges are against Assange:

I suspect they're going light on charges to get him extradited and they'll pile on more charges once he's actually in the US.

Any excuse will do.

As Ann Coulter suggested, there's no way in hell any of this would be happening if Assange exposed Donald Trump's emails instead of Hillary Clinton's (he'd probably be getting awards).

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou said there's no chance Assange will get a fair trial in the Eastern District of Virginia under Judge Leonie Brinkema:

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