US looking beyond espionage to deal with Wikileaks

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  • Monday, 06 Dec 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday that the Obama administration is evaluating laws other than the U.S. Espionage Act for possibly prosecuting the release of sensitive government information by WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks has released to news outlets and on the Internet hundreds of internal U.S. diplomatic messages, some of which contained classified information that has embarrassed the Obama administration.

(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky, editing by Anthony Boadle)

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