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...but they are subject to extradiion and punishment in the US if they publish information that is damaging to the US government. Truth is no defense"
This is the line of argument that is being prepared as a basis for the prosecution of Julian Assange after he is extradited to the US (as reported by Glen Greenwald).
From the beginning, this case [against Assange and Wikileaks] has been about shutting down dissent against US government policies and curtailing reporting of political corruption in the US.