Barry Pollack Quoted in the Washington Post Regarding Unlikely Pending Criminal Charges for Julian Assange

"Julian Assange unlikely to face U.S. charges over publishing classified documents"
The Washington Post
11.25.13Barry Pollack was quoted regarding sources saying it is unlikely his client, Julian Assange, will face charges based on publications by WikiLeaks. Source within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have said that while a formal decision is still pending, it is most likely that Assange will not face criminal charges for the publication of U.S. government classified information to the public. DOJ officials have said that it would be difficult to prosecute Assange for publishing classified information without prosecuting journalists and other news organizations as well. "We have repeatedly asked the Department of Justice to tell us what the status of the investigation was with respect to Mr. Assange," Pollack said. "They have declined to do so. They have not informed us in any way that they are closing the investigation or have made a decision not to bring charges against Mr. Assange. While we would certainly welcome that development, it should not have taken the Department of Justice several years to come to the conclusion that it should not be investigating journalists for publishing truthful information."
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