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

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

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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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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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