CNN: US will pursue espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

U.S. officials will charge WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and seek his arrest, according to sources that spoke to CNN Thursday.
CNN’s Jim Schiutto announced it on his social media account, saying, “BREAKING: US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of @WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials tell CNN.”
BREAKING: US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of @WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials tell CNN
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) April 20, 2017
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The Justice Department will be pressing espionage charges against Assange, whose WikiLeaks organization has released top secret documents for years. One of their biggest and most controversial revelations came from Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, whose sentence for the theft of state secrets was commuted by former President Obama.
“We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks,” U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions said. “This is a matter that’s gone

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