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"Is one failed attempt to crack a password really enough to embroil Assange in a felony hacking case?"

Yes, hacking government computers is a felony. It really is that simple.

Additionally, a failed attempt doesn't make something legal.  If I attempt to rob a bank...  because I failed I shouldn't be charged??? Yeah, no.

Assange knowingly committed a felony and got caught.  I really don't get the problem here.  Regardless if the punishment fits the crime, the law is there.  He knew about it and decided to ignore the consequences.  

Last edited by Chrkeller - on 01 July 2019

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