If Assange is a journalist/publisher, not a “spy,” then all pretense of democracy/republic is exposed. State government, in other words, is a hoax. Free speech is dead. Government “for the people” is dead. No “freemen.”
https://www.archivesfoundation.org/documents/magna-carta/ No rights as granted in the Magna Carta (1215/1297). No U.S. Constitutional rights exist.
Stay tuned as TPTB scramble to cover up their crimes.