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Secret Transcript reveals US law enforcement partnership against Wikileaks
It's persecution, not prosecution as we watch Eric Holder's Department of Justice revive the days of Joe McCarthy. Here's a release second hand from Alexa O'Brien who has combed through the material for something that's useful to every citizen. Jacob Appelbaum, one of the developers of TOR was known to be representing Assange at a conference, and was followed there by goverment agents and then subpoenaed by a secret grand jury. According to O'Brien's story, quoted here: "The F.B.I. officially partnered in the multi-agency joint investigation of WikiLeaks...
... on July 28, 2010, but Neil MacBride, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia in charge of the Department of Justice's WikiLeaks Grand Jury in Alexandria, was already counseling the U.S. Army investigation of Manning and WikiLeaks in early June 2010"
Four days after WikiLeaks Grand Jury prosecutor and U.S. Assistant Attorney for the U.S. Justice Department's National Security and Terrorism Division, Andrew Peterson, requested the Grand Jury subpoena the testimony of an "Unnamed Cambridge Resident," Grand Jury prosecutors also requested that the Court order Sonic to turn over the I.P. addresses of devices as well as email addresses of people who communicated with Jacob Appelbaum, a developer for the Tor Project, from November 1, 2009 - the date Manning arrived in Iraq from Kuwait as well as the earliest date associated with charges against him - to within days of the Court Order.
Appelbaum is known to have represented WikiLeaks at the 2010 H.O.P.E. conference, when its scheduled keynote speaker, Julian Assange, avoided travel to the U.S. due to security concerns.
Five U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents showed up to H.O.P.E looking for Julian Assange.
The F.B.I. officially partnered in the multi-agency joint investigation of WikiLeaks on July 28, 2010, but Neil MacBride, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia in charge of the Department of Justice's WikiLeaks Grand Jury in Alexandria, was already counseling the U.S. Army investigation of Manning and WikiLeaks in early June 2010, within days of Manning's arrested in Iraq, according to testimony of Special Agent Mark Mander, CCIU, at an Article 32 Pretrial hearing.
MacBride hired WikiLeaks Grand Jury prosecutor, Andrew Peterson, to join the Terrorism and National Security Unit nine days after Manning was arrested.
Based on the same agent's testimony and WikiLeaks Grand Jury documents the FBI is targeting seven civilians for conspiracy to communicate or transmit national defense information, unauthorized access, and stealing U.S. Government property.
more here -- http://www.alexaobrien.com/secondsight/wikileaks/grand_jury/