Not quite false equivalency
and could be used for a yeah buhwhatabout by Putin’s fellow travelers here.
NATO allies detained the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales in Europe- acting on a false tip that he might be transporting Edward Snowden.
A very bad precedent.
For the record, I was in limited support of Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Reality Winner (who The Intercept narced out. Sam?)
Not Assange, once he became the go between with Russian intel and the f.g. campaign.