U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Armed Services and Judiciary Committees, who urged then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute Julian Assange in 2017, issued the following statement regarding reports that the Department of Justice is preparing to prosecute the Wikileaks founder.
 
“This is cut and dried: Wikileaks is an outlet for foreign propaganda and Julian Assange is an enemy of the American people. He deserves to spend the rest of his life in an American prison. Assange is no ally to serious journalists or to defenders of free speech. He’s in bed with Vladimir Putin who murders journalists and dissidents."