He does think hes above the law though.
Every single thing he's done is exploit a loophole, to remain free from a custodial sentence whether in Britain, Sweden or the U.S
Usually when people believe in a cause they follow it through, even if he were framed he should have gone through the proper legal proceedings and if found guilty, campaigned and done things properly. He could have become a martyr for his cause and that would have strengthened his position.
Same with Snowdon, instead they run scared after dumping all the info they squirrel away into the public domain.
That judge is right, they only ever want justice if its in their favour