Kevin Gosztola Interviews Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg On Assange Extradition Trial

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Shared September 26, 2020

Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola interviews Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg, who testified during the second week of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition trial.

Gosztola draws a parallel between Ellsberg's case and the mental health evidence that was presented by the defense in the third week. He has Ellsberg comment on the questions he received from lead prosecutor James Lewis.

Later in the interview, Ellsberg addresses the U.S. Espionage Act, how far the Trump Justice Department thinks they can go in prosecuting Assange, and how the law was deployed against him.

Gosztola and Ellsberg conclude with some discussion on the political nature of this unprecedented prosecution.