CNN’s Cordero: Assange Is Being Charged with ‘Conspiracy to Commit Computer Fraud’ with Bradley Manning

‘He’s not being charged with publishing classified information’


CORDERO: "Exactly right, Alisyn. The passage you just put up is really the crux of this particular indictment and charge against him. Julian Assange is not being charged with publishing classified information. I will say it again. He’s not being charged with publishing classified information. What he’s being charged with is being an active participant in a conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse. In other words, he did a specific thing to try to assist Chelsea Manning to crack a password to get unauthorized access into Department of Defense procedures. So what the Justice Department is going to argue is that’s not traditional journalist behavior."

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