Charges could include theft of government property, conspiracy or violations of the Espionage Act.
“Prosecutors in recent weeks have been drafting a memo that contemplates charges against members of the WikiLeaks organization…” The Post writes. “The memo, though, is not complete, and any charges against members of WikiLeaks, including founder Julian Assange, would need approval from the highest levels of the Justice Department.”
Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies last week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo indicated the US would step up its role against leakers – specifically citing WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
Wikileaks “directed Chelsea Manning to intercept specific secret information, and it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States,” Pompeo stated.
“It’s time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.”
At a press conference Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions also said efforts to combat leakers were a “priority” for the Department of Justice.Read more at InfoWars