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]