Justice Department Hits Julian Assange With Espionage Act Charges – Testing First Amendment Limits

Julian Assange

The Justice Department on Thursday accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of violating the Espionage Act, testing First Amendment limits.

The DOJ previously hit Assange on a single count indictment of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, but on Thursday it was revealed the WikiLeaks boss was hit with an additional 18 charges.

The 18-count superseding indictment revealed Thursday is related to sensitive State Department cables Assange received from Chelsea (Bradley)

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