vruz: turns out Obama was fully honest, and he really is the only thing between the bankers and the pitchforks. meaning he won’t let the people (and Wikileaks) stick it to Bank of America. whenever a government has trouble with the First Amendment, you know there’s something really, really stinky going on. taking the trouble to fetch Assange? the open and transparent white house, what a fraud.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the Justice Department and Pentagon are conducting “an active, ongoing criminal investigation.” Others familiar with the probe said the FBI is examining everyone who came into possession of the documents, including those who gave the materials to WikiLeaks and also the organization itself. No charges are imminent, the sources said, and it is unclear whether any will be brought.
Former prosecutors cautioned that prosecutions involving leaked classified information are difficult because the Espionage Act is a 1917 statute that preceded Supreme Court cases that expanded First Amendment protections. The government also would have to persuade another country to turn over Assange, who is outside the United States.