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House members urged in bipartisan letter to join demands for Biden to drop Julian Assange’s case

WikiLeaks also published internal communications in 2016 between the Democratic National Committee and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign that revealed the DNC’s attempts to boost Clinton in that year’s Democratic primary.

“It is the duty of journalists to seek out sources, including documentary evidence, in order to report to the public on the activities of government,” the lawmakers said in their letter to Biden. “The United States must not pursue an unnecessary prosecution that risks criminalizing common journalistic practices and thus chilling the work of the free press. We urge you to ensure that this case be brought to a close in as timely a manner as possible.”

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