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Key U.S. Attorney, Swept Into Russia Investigation, May Prosecute WikiLeaks Case


Added 04-23-19 05:06:02am EST - “Zachary Terwilliger started at the Justice Department as an intern in high school. Now, he is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, in the intelligence community's backyard.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Key U.S. Attorney, Swept Into Russia Investigation, May Prosecute WikiLeaks Case”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

One of the most intriguing parts of the special counsel report on Russian election interference involves the role of WikiLeaks. Prosecutors are continuing to investigate the site and its founder, Julian Assange, who faces a conspiracy charge for an unrelated hack.

The man who may end up prosecuting that case has a long backstory at the Justice Department. Zachary Terwilliger started there as an intern during high school in 1999. Now, he is the U.S. attorney in the backyard of the intelligence community.

Justice Department veteran Zachary Terwilliger is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and may end up prosecuting the WikiLeaks case. Justice Department via AP hide caption

Justice Department veteran Zachary Terwilliger is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and may end up prosecuting the WikiLeaks case.

Veterans of the office in Alexandria, Va., remember that Terwilliger used to mop the floors and stack boxes in this office of 140 federal prosecutors.

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