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    Spying kind of challenges the whole issue of freedom of the press in Assange's case though not apparently in spying on Nunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Spying kind of challenges the whole issue of freedom of the press in Assange's case though not apparently in spying on Nunes.
    It's not a criminal matter, whereas Assange is possibly guilty of espionage and a variety of other offenses.

    If Nunes identifies the person who taped him, he might be able to sue. Washington state requires all parties on a tape recording to give consent.

    That would look pretty bad, though it would confirm he didn't want those comments on the public air by any means, because they show his true motives.

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    Nunes recorded saying what many knew all along

    The Republicans will protect Trump no matter what, at any cost.


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    Devin Nunes (R-CA) says the House GOP majority is necessary to help protect President Trump from special counsel Robert Muller's probe in leaked audio at a private fundraiser.

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...-donald-trump/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    It's not a criminal matter, whereas Assange is possibly guilty of espionage and a variety of other offenses.

    If Nunes identifies the person who taped him, he might be able to sue. Washington state requires all parties on a tape recording to give consent.

    That would look pretty bad, though — it would confirm he didn't want those comments on the public air by any means, because they show his true motives.
    Nothing unethical in politics but Assange supposedly just printed what he was given by others which would seeminglyly come under the protection of freedom of the press unless they can find away to make it espionage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/pol...-would-n899031

    ok, it's not really all that surprising. He's just saying what we all pretty much knew. Only now it's all on tape. Essentially, he's caught lying to donors. The Rosenstien impeachment had no chance of moving forward. Nothing to do with timing. Ryan just wasn't having it. If it was a matter of timing then they shouldn't have introduced the articles of impeachment in the first place There's another part of the tape where he talks about why it's so important for Republican's to keep the majority.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/mad...ion-goes-away/
    His thinking is probably correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    His thinking is probably correct.
    that's not how you spell "illegal". He's identifying his role in congress as preventing Mueller from investigating Trump. Using his position in a way that obstructs the investigation , by impeaching Rosenstien. Like I said. Obstruction. The role of congress is to provide a check on the president. Not to protect the president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Nothing unethical in politics but Assange supposedly just printed what he was given by others which would seeminglyly come under the protection of freedom of the press unless they can find away to make it espionage.
    Journalists are allowed to receive and publish stolen information — either someone puts it on their figurative doorstep or otherwise unilaterally turns it over to them. They are not allowed to ask for more, or in any way encourage the theft of information. If they do so, they become vulnerable to conspiracy charges. If the information is from a foreign agent, espionage comes into play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Journalists are allowed to receive and publish stolen information — either someone puts it on their figurative doorstep or otherwise unilaterally turns it over to them. They are not allowed to ask for more, or in any way encourage the theft of information. If they do so, they become vulnerable to conspiracy charges. If the information is from a foreign agent, espionage comes into play.
    If... but can they realistically prove that? Seems doubtful to me but my guess is jail has already been decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    If... but can they realistically prove that? Seems doubtful to me but my guess is jail has already been decided.
    The U.S. has been ratcheting up the pressure on Ecuador to kick Assange out of the embassy, and it can be presumed that if it succeeds, Assange will be in a U.S. court room in short order. The British and the Swedes have all but abandoned their interest in his alleged criminal activities. Once he in custody, any evidence against Assange will be presented in open court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    The U.S. has been ratcheting up the pressure on Ecuador to kick Assange out of the embassy, and it can be presumed that if it succeeds, Assange will be in a U.S. court room in short order. The British and the Swedes have all but abandoned their interest in his alleged criminal activities. Once he in custody, any evidence against Assange will be presented in open court.
    And justice will be done, no doubt.

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