To me is a "will see".
Assange is a loaded bomb, if he is asked, the truth is not what the Dems and the Left are looking for. Has been analyzed and it was determined, beyond any doubt, that was a downloaded file to a local storage media (Seth Rich perhaps?). Presumable, a flash drive. Was no hack, no Ruskies... If the Russia Hoax is true, why Assange gave that info already? That would set his butt free years ago.
He was holding a book for all to see, the picture is Gore Vidal, this book.
I wonder, why the cops did not took the book from him and was for all to see? I do not think it was a free advertisement or product placement. Usually, you get arrested, handcuffed and thrown in the paddy wagon. Could it be a rescue mission disguised as an arrest? If I want to catch to Deep State, it would stage a charade for all to see....
Funny is... the New York Times and Washington Post leaked information from the FBI and nothing happen to them...
Put the feelings/hate/biases on the side, think logicaly, think on magic tricks, think on misdirection.
By the way... Snowden is a CIA asset, on a NSA discredit mission. Those 2 cats (CIA Vs NSA) are fighting an internal battle for Funding and Control. Also, the NSA is a military run organization, the CIA is a contractor/mercenary/civilian/mafia style run organization.