Most Republicans and Democrats say WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be prosecuted for the group’s treacherous decision to reveal U.S. diplomatic and military secrets. But maverick Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, disagrees, Politico reports.
“In a free society we're supposed to know the truth,” Paul tells Fox Business. “In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.”
Further, he says, “This whole notion that Assange, who's an Australian, that we want to prosecute him for treason. I mean, aren't they jumping to a wild conclusion? This is media, isn't it? I mean, why don't we prosecute The New York Times or anybody that releases this?”
Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is researching whether Assange can be prosecuted, and former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee, says whoever leaked the documents to Wiki should be charged with treason and executed if found guilty.
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