Assange released a statement to the Times, stating the Justice Department "and its accompanying FBI investigation are blinded by their zeal to get rid of publishers who speak truth to power." He added: "They believe US agencies can flout laws, coerce people into becoming informants, steal our property and detain our alleged sources without trial."
While the extent to which Thordarson aided the WikiLeaks investigation remains unclear, he is dealing with other issues. WikiLeaks filed a police report for his $50,000 t-shirt embezzlement, and he also faces criminal charges in Iceland for unrelated financial and tax crimes.
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