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Friday, 21 April 2017 06:46

Sessions: We Will Seek to Put Leakers in Jail

Written by  Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – Asked on Thursday if arresting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a Justice Department priority, Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated the answer is yes.

“We are going to step up our effort -- and already are stepping up our efforts -- on all leaks,” Sessions told a news conference in El Paso, Texas.

“This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks, and some of them are quite serious,” Sessions said.

“So, yes, it is a priority. We already have begun to step up our efforts, and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail,” he added.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo last week described WikiLeaks as a “hostile non-state intelligence agency.” He accused Assange of making “common cause with dictators,” by giving repressive regimes a free pass, while exploiting “the legitimate secrets of democratic governments.”

“Yes, they try unsuccessfully to cloak themselves and their actions in the language of liberty and privacy. But in reality, they champion nothing but their own celebrity,” Pompeo said of Assange and his associates.

CNN and the Washington Post reported on Thursday that U.S.

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Putting leakers in jail will let them get away with what they are doing to the rest of us.

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I hope that means even your own...meaning if politicians are found guilty also they will be punished.

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