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11 Apr, 2019 20:52

WikiLeaks founder arrested, faces extradition to US

WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange has been arrested, forced to leave asylum at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he spent six years avoiding extradition to the United States. He has since been charged by the US government for conspiring with whistleblower Chelsea Manning to hack a Department of Defense computer. He has been found guilty of breaching his bail. RT’s Dan Cohen takes a look at what WikiLeaks has revealed over the years. RT UK’s Afshin Rattansi, host of “Going Underground,” discusses with RT America’s Manila Chan the arrest  of Assange, his role in assisting Manning, and the future of journalism and whistleblowers. US Attorney General William Barr believes the FBI was spying on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Now, Trump is demanding an inquiry into an “attempted coup.” Conservative radio host Steve Gill discusses what this means with Manila Chan. The Trump administration is considering opening up Florida’s coastal waters for drilling, a move that has been met with fierce resistance in the past. RT’s John Huddy has the story.