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Assange won’t face charges over role in devastating CIA leak

Julian Assange
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not face charges for publishing Vault 7, a series of documents detailing the CIA’s arsenal of digital code used to hack devices. | Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Assange won’t face charges over role in devastating CIA leak

The decision surprised national security experts and some former officials, given prosecutors’ recent decision to go after the WikiLeaks founder on Espionage Act charges.