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Attorneys for Chelsea Manning — Moira Meltzer-Cohen, left, and Christopher Leibig — speak after she was taken into custody after refusing to answer questions from a federal grand jury investigating the release of documents to WikiLeaks. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could soon be facing criminal charges from the Department of Justice, according to language discovered in an unrelated court document by terrorism researcher Seamus Hughes. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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How A 'Court Records Nerd' Discovered The Government May Be Charging Julian Assange

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Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last year. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

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Court Filing Suggests Prosecutors Are Preparing Charges Against Julian Assange

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has been asked to provide "September 2016 email communications to Mr. Kushner concerning WikiLeaks" and other emails pertaining to a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite." Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange raises his fist before addressing reporters from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Friday. In his speech, Assange said there are still plenty of legal battles still to wage: "The proper war is just commencing." Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning was released Wednesday from Fort Leavenworth, a military prison in Kansas. In January, then-President Barack Obama commuted Manning's 35-year prison sentence after she requested clemency. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Director Laura Poitras began filming WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2011. Praxis Films hide caption

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'Risk' Is A Messy, Ambitious Portrait Of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

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A seal at the CIA headquarters, photographed in February 2016. The alleged CIA documents reveal a hacking program that is very different from the one uncovered by Edward Snowden's NSA leak. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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The Central Intelligence Agency logo is seen at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va., in 2016. In a statement accompanying the document release, WikiLeaks alleges that the CIA has recently "lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal." Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chelsea Manning had been sentenced to 35 years for leaking military secrets to WikiLeaks. Civil liberties groups have praised President Obama's decision to commute the sentence, but some Republican leaders are outraged. AP hide caption

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