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Jeff Sessions: Assange Should Be Prosecuted If He Violated US Law With Hacks

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By    |   Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 06:56 PM

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be "subject to prosecution and condemnation" if he violated U.S. law by hacking and publishing such information during the presidential election, Sen. Jeff Sessions said Tuesday.

"If Assange participated in violating American law, then he is a person subject to prosecution and condemnation," Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing.

Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota asked Sessions whether he was concerned Trump had praised Assange on Twitter in recent weeks.

"I'm not able to answer that," the Republican responded. "I've not talked to the president-elect about any of these issues — and it is often inaccurate what gets printed in the papers."

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be "subject to prosecution and condemnation" if he violated U.S. law by hacking and publishing such information during the presidential election, Sen. Jeff Sessions said Tuesday.
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