Assange’s Arrest Hailed in Washington

Posted on April 11, 2019 9:20 am

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U.S. lawmakers on Thursday hailed the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Britain and urged his prompt extradition to face charges in the United States. “It’s about time,” Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told VOA. “I’m glad he’ll finally get brought to justice.” “Thank God,” West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said. “This is needed, very much needed. I’m very thankful for our friends in the U.K.”   Assange was taken into custody after Ecuador ended his extended asylum at the country’s embassy in London. In the United States, he stands accused of taking part in a computer