for the sole purpose of lawfully connecting to a wireless telephone communication network.
That sure sounds like exactly what he was doing.
He wasn't, he was doing it to sell them for profit.
They need an American with Top Secret Clearance to work with Julian Assange on certain documents.
So, get the people who want absolutely NONE of the data released to tell you what they don't want released? That will be productive.
"I may be synthetic, but I'm not stupid" -- the artificial person, from _Aliens_