Frequently Asked Questions about the Julian Assange Charges [Updated June 7, 2019] [open pdf - 741KB]
From the Update: "On May 23, 2019, a grand jury returned a superseding indictment adding 17 charges against Assange for allegedly violating the Espionage Act. While the new counts arise out of the same underlying factual events as the original indictment, charging Assange under the Espionage Act implicates complex questions over the relationship between the First Amendment and the government's ability to restrict disclosure of national defense information--an issue discussed in this CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report."
CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10291
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/