Julian Assange, the embattled Wikileaks founder who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012 for fear he could be extradited to the U.S. for publishing classified material, is in deep trouble. Court documents mistakenly released appear to suggest that he is facing unspecified, sealed charges in the U.S. that could either be espionage — a move that could be very ominous for other journalists who have published government secrets — or other theoretical charges regarding alleged relationships with hackers that went beyond protected journalistic activity.
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On Friday, Robert Mueller's special investigation filed even more charges against former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates. Gates pleaded guilty today and it's easy to see why. He allegedly had to repeatedly convert incriminating PDFs to Word docs because Manafort didn't know how.