Trump Justice Department’s Prosecution Of Julian Assange Relies On Contrived Conspiracy Theory

Courthouse in Alexandria in the Eastern District Of Virginia, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was charged with violating the Espionage Act (Photo by Tim Evanson)

The superseding indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, which included a staggering 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act, was met with loud condemnation from news editors and press freedom groups.

But given the general reluctance to come off as supporters of Assange, very few of the…