Is Karl Rove behind the drive to prosecute Assange?

Is Karl Rove Driving the Effort to Prosecute Julian Assange?
Fredrik Reinfeldt and George W. Bush

Former Bush White House strategist Karl Rove likely is playing a leading role in the effort to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a source with ties to the justice community tells Legal Schnauzer.

Assange was arrested last week in London for alleged sex crimes in Sweden. A lawyer for Assange said Monday that the arrest was a ruse designed to give the United States more time to build a case against Assange on other charges. The lawyer said a grand jury is being prepared in Washington, D.C., to look into WikiLeaks’ activities. Meanwhile, Assange has a court date today in the UK, where he is expected to seek a release on bail. [He did get bail.–MCM]

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