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    US Justice Department Sets Sights on Assange

    They know exactly where he is. But while Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the U.S. is making the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a priority, it’s more complicated than simply going to the Ecuadorian embassy in London and grabbing him. President Donald Trump once said, “I love Wikileaks!” — but now the Justice Department’s reportedly preparing charges against Assange for his role in leaking government documents. Assange is legally untouchable inside the embassy, however, and newly elected Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has said he won’t submit to extradition requests.

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