It is inconceivable that the leader of the free world and commander in chief of the United States would welcome Julian Assange — unless that leader is the bizarre Donald Trump, who invites the WIkileaker into his bedchamber.
American intelligence officials on Thursday got a chance to hit back against the broad attacks Donald Trump has lobbed against them, a day ahead of their briefing with the president-elect on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
The Russians hacked into RNC computer systems, but did keep that data—unlike the release of damaging communications from the DNC and emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta.
Donald Trump, the Republican Party presidential nominee, has a Putin thing. The Trump campaign has a Russia thing. And Trump Tower has a Russian mobster-running-an-illegal-gambling-operation thing.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange probably wouldn’t appreciate the irony of a US government agency applying his vaunted “transparency” ethic to his own shady operations.
Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Monday that its founder Julian Assange’s internet was shut down by the government of Ecuador.
Roger Stone is claiming that Wikileaks will release documents on Wednesday intended to damage Hillary Clinton. Earlier this year, the group released documents that experts say were obtained from Russian intelligence groups who illegally hacked the Democratic National Committee.
If Assange were to be taken into custody in Sweden, he fears he eventually could be extradited from there to the U.S. over the making public of 500,000 secret government files that were part of a massive release by WikiLeaks.
Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — In a recent essay in the New Republic, Princeton University historian Sean Wilentz contends that Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange reflect a political impulse he calls “paranoid libertarianism.” Wilentz claims that far from being “truth-telling comrades intent on protecting the state and the Constitution from authoritarian malefactors,” they “despise […]