U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman says The New York Times may have committed a crime by publishing government documents from WikiLeaks, and he has asked that the Justice Department investigate, according to a report by The Hill.Open and candid, it's no wonder Joe Lieberman ranks up there as one of our best politicians.
"To me, New York Times has committed at least an act of bad citizenship. And whether they've committed a crime, I think that bears very intensive inquiry by the Justice Department," said Lieberman, a Connecticut independent who caucuses with the Democrats.
The lawmaker told Fox News that he wonders why WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has not been charged with treason.
“I don’t understand why that hasn’t happened yet. It sure looks to me on the facts that Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks have. He ought to be indicted and then we can ask the authorities in England to extradite him to the United States.
“I think it’s the most serious violation of the Espionage Act in our history, and the consequences globally that have occurred," he said.