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There are some in the West who are fully convinced that Assange deserves to be tried and thrown in jail for ‘threatening’ US national security and ‘undermining’ its democratic processes. Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former Vice President Joe Biden have called him a ‘terrorist’, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, then the director of the CIA, has described WikiLeaks as a “non-state hostile intelligence service” and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said prosecuting Assange is a “priority” for him.

Many have also come to see him as a political player who purposefully sought to influence the outcome of the 2016 US presidential elections, while others consider him a stooge of Russian President Vladimir Putin, although no evidence for this was ever found.

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