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Mike Pence Gets Slammed Over Comments On Assange’s Plea Deal


As The WLT Report covered yesterday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is the man behind exposing Hillary Clinton’s emails, reached a plea deal with the U.S. DOJ after spending five years in prison.

Assange was arrested in April 2019 and was being held in a high-security prison near London.

In response to the whistleblower being free, Mike Pence bashed the DOJ’s decision not to jail Assange.

Pence wrote, “Julian Assange endangered the lives of our troops in a time of war and should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The Biden administration’s plea deal with Assange is a miscarriage of justice and dishonors the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families.”

“There should be no plea deals to avoid prison for anyone that endangers the security of our military or the national security of the United States,” added Pence.

Take a look:

Here was the internet’s response:

Per The Daily Mail:

President Joe Biden’s decision to reach a plea deal with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being slammed as a ‘miscarriage of justice’ as the infamous leaker was released from a British jail and allowed to return home to Australia.

Assange is expected to plead guilty to an Espionage Act charge of conspiring to unlawfully obtain and disseminate classified national defense information, according to the U.S. Justice Department in a letter filed in court.

Donald Trump’s former vice president Mike Pence railed against the agreement in a post on X.

Julian Assange endangered the lives of our troops in a time of war and should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,’ the former Indiana governor wrote.

‘The Biden administration’s plea deal with Assange is a miscarriage of justice and dishonors the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families.’

‘There should be no plea deals to avoid prison for anyone that endangers the security of our military or the national security of the United States. Ever.’

Per NBC News:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was released from a British prison and on his way to a remote Pacific island on Tuesday where he will plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a plea deal with the U.S. Justice Department, according to court documents.

The agreement will free Assange and end the yearslong legal battle over the publication of a trove of classified documents.

Assange was charged by criminal information — which typically signifies a plea deal — with conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defense information, the court documents said.

Wikileaks posted footage to X of Assange boarding a plane at Stanstead Airport near London at 5 p.m. (12 p.m. ET) on Monday.

A letter from Justice Department official Matthew McKenzie said Assange would appear in court in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S.-controlled territory north of Guam, at 9 a.m. local time Wednesday (7 p.m. ET Tuesday) to plead guilty.

A plane believed to be carrying Assange landed early Tuesday in the Thai capital Bangkok to refuel. He will later arrive for what could be a final court hearing after spending five years in a British jail.



 

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