Delaney Statement on Julian Assange

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – This morning, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Assange faces one count of conspiracy to hack a computer as part of the 2010 release of classified documents.

Presidential candidate John Delaney releases the following statement:

“Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States and tried for the charge that he allegedly assisted in hacking into government systems. Journalists are free to publish information that they receive but they are not free to participate in obtaining information illegally.  This is the central question in the Assange case. The U.S. government has alleged that Assange assisted in hacking critical and confidential government information and in doing so, endangered the national security interests of the U.S. citizens and the identity of U.S. intelligence assets.”