9/21/23 Trevor Timm on Assange, the Espionage Act and Growing Pressure from the Australians

by | Sep 24, 2023 | Interviews

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Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation joins the show to give an overview of the U.S.’s case against Julian Assange. They look back at why Obama was uncharacteristically reluctant to charge Assange. That brings them to the current case, brought by the Trump Administration and continued by Biden. They explain the case, debunk the common characterization of Assange as a hacker and finish with a quick look at why Australian officials may be the best chance for an Assange pardon. 

Discussed on the show:

  • “Prosecuting Assange threatens press freedom. US officials should not need the Australians to explain that to them” (Freedom of the Press Foundation)

Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a journalist, activist, and lawyer whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, USA Today, The Atlantic, and many others. Follow him on Twitter @trevortimm.

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