"He now faces US federal conspiracy charges related to one of the largest ever leaks of government secrets.
The UK will decide whether to extradite Assange, in response to allegations by the Department for Justice that he conspired with former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to download classified databases.
He faces up to five years in US prison if convicted on the charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.
Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson said they would be fighting the extradition request. She said it set a "dangerous precedent" where any journalist could face US charges for "publishing truthful information about the United States".
IMF just gave Equador a 4 billion dollar loan. A lot going on beneath the surface. I wouldn't be surprised to see an info dump bigger than wiki leaks. Or is this a Flynn case were they get him in to court so that everything he knows is on record?
"Birds of a feather flock together"...but only if it's convenient. I wonder what Assange will say about Roger Stone and 45 now that he's cornered?