A US federal court revealed apparently by accident that prosecutors have obtained a sealed indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. It's unclear what charges Assange who is currently leaving in Ecuador's London Embassy is facing. Prosecutor says the disclosure was made by mistake having been originally filed in the US District Court In Alexandria, Virginia back in August.
A source say the document was initially sealed by then unsealed this week. The reasons are unclear. WikiLeaks said on Twitter it was made in a quote, apparent cut-and-paste error. Prosecutors had tried to keep the charges confidential to make sure Assange didn't quote, evade or avoid arrest or extradition.
Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy six years ago after Sweden requested his extradition from the UK on sexual molestation charges. Members of Trump's administration have previously, publicly called for Assange to be aggressively prosecuted in the US in relation to WikiLeaks publication of thousands of classified US government documents.
>> It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is. A non-state hostile intelligence service, often abetted by state actors like Russia.>> Of course the President himself was thrilled with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign when they were releasing Hillary Clinton's emails.>> WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks.