The Justice Department announced Thursday that it is charging Julian Assange, setting the stage for a historic legal showdown with the controversial founder of WikiLeaks. Plus, Attorney General William Barr has launched his own informal inquiry about the origins of the Russia investigation just days before the release of the redacted Mueller Report. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice reporter Ryan Lucas, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, national security editor Philip Ewing, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.