Tag Archives: Julian Assange

Britain Denies Diplomatic Status For Julian Assange

The Telegraph reports: The Foreign Office turned down a request from the Ecuadorian government to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status, amid reports the WikiLeaks founder may have received citizenship from the Andean country. Quito said the country was seeking mediation to resolve the impasse. Following reports in Ecuadorean media that Mr Assange may have received citizenship, he posted a picture …

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Ecuador Wants Assange Out Of Their London Embassy

The Guardian reports: Ecuador’s foreign minister has said Julian Assange’s five-and-a-half-year stay in her country’s London embassy is “untenable” and should be ended through international mediation. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in Knightsbridge since the summer of 2012, when he faced the prospect of extradition to Sweden over claims that he sexual assaulted two women. He denies the …

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Wikileaks Posts Full Anti-Trump Book Online

ABC News reports: Fire and Fury has become an instant best-seller since it went on sale on Friday, with hard copies sold out in many stores within an hour. Mr Trump has begun legal action against the author, seeking to discredit the book’s allegations against him as fake and disputing Mr Wolff’s claim that he personally interviewed the President before …

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Julian Assange Vanishes (Temporarily) From Twitter

UPDATE: Aaaand he’s back. See the comments. CBS News reports: The official Twitter account of controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange — @JulianAssange — isn’t showing up. It wasn’t clear whether the account was suspended or deleted by Twitter or Assange himself — or why or for how long. Twitter wasn’t commenting. The official Wikileaks Twitter account was still live but …

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Trump Campaign Was Offered Wikileaks Decryption Key

CNN reports: Candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Organization received an email in September 2016 offering a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents, according to an email provided to congressional investigators. The September 4 email was sent during the final stretch of the 2016 presidential race — two months after …

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Junior Secretly Communicated With Wikileaks

The Atlantic reports: The messages show WikiLeaks, a radical transparency organization that the American intelligence community believes was chosen by the Russian government to disseminate the information it had hacked, actively soliciting Trump Jr.’s cooperation. WikiLeaks made a series of increasingly bold requests, including asking for Trump’s tax returns, urging the Trump campaign on Election Day to reject the results …

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House Intelligence Committee Gives Roger Stone 24 Hours to Name Wikileaks Contact Or Face Subpoena

CNN reports: The leaders of the House intelligence committee are warning that President Donald Trump associate Roger Stone will be slapped with a subpoena Friday if he does not reveal the name of his intermediary with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “We’ll give it until tomorrow,” Rep. Mike Conaway, the Texas Republican who is running the House panel’s Russia investigation, told …

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Julian Assange: I Told Trump Junior To Release Those Russian Collusion Emails Anonymously Via Wikileaks

Julian Assange is claiming that earlier today he contacted Donald Trump Jr. to urge him to release those emails anonymously via Wikileaks because otherwise Trump’s enemies would just “milk isolated phrases for weeks or months” without providing context. You may recall that the elder Trump regularly declared his love for Wikileaks. Contacted Trump Jr this morning on why he should …

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REPORT: Nigel Farage Now “Person Of Interest” In FBI’s Investigation Into Kremlin-Trump Campaign Collusion

The Guardian reports: Nigel Farage is a “person of interest” in the US counter-intelligence investigation that is looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the former Ukip leader had raised the interest of FBI investigators because of his relationships with individuals connected to …

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Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Against Assange

The Guardian reports: Swedish prosecutors are to drop their preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, bringing an end to a seven-year legal standoff. The decision was taken after prosecutors concluded that “at this point, all possibilities to conduct the investigation are exhausted”, Sweden’s director of public prosecutions, Marianne Ny, said on Friday. “In …

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Julian Assange Offers Wikileaks Job To James Comey Because He “Knows Where Many Bodies Are Buried”

Heavy.com reports: James Comey may have just been fired by President Donald Trump from his position as FBI Director, but he already has a new job offer from a surprising source: WikiLeaks. Shortly after he was fired, Julian Assange tweeted that he would be happy to offer Comey a new job if he wanted to continue to properly investigate the …

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Assange Blames Marine Le Pen’s Loss On “Sexism”

The Hill reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday lamented Marine Le Pen’s loss in France’s presidential election, appearing to link it to Hillary Clinton’s loss in last year’s U.S. election as examples of women being held back. “First Hillary, now Marine. It’s 2017 and the patriarchy’s grip is as strong as ever,” Assange tweeted. Shortly before, he posted a …

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Julian Assange: CIA Head Mike Pompeo Has Declared War On Me, But He Loved Wikileaks During The Election

From an op-ed Julian Assange has written for the Washington Post: When the director of the CIA, an unelected public servant, publicly demonizes a publisher such as WikiLeaks as a “fraud,” “coward” and “enemy,” it puts all journalists on notice, or should. Pompeo’s next talking point, unsupported by fact, that WikiLeaks is a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” is a dagger …

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Sessions: Arresting Julian Assange Is Now A “Priority”

The Guardian reports: The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a “priority” for the US, the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has said. Hours later it was reported by CNN that authorities have prepared charges against Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Donald Trump lavished praise on the anti-secrecy website during the presidential …

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REPORT: Feds Mull Charges Against Julian Assange

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department is weighing anew whether to charge Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, for his role in the disclosure of highly classified information that the United States government claims has harmed national security and diplomatic relations, a law enforcement official said. The debate among prosecutors, which the official described as vigorous, is being …

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Showtime Debuts Trailer For Assange Doc [VIDEO]

From Showtime: Showtime Documentary Films will release RISK, the latest documentary from Academy Award winner Laura Poitras (CITIZENFOUR). Filmed over six years including through the 2016 presidential election and up to the present moment, RISK takes viewers closer than they have ever been before to Julian Assange and those who surround him. With unprecedented access, Poitras give us the WikiLeaks …

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LONDON: Nigel Farage Meets With Julian Assange

Nope. Not suspicious at ALL. Buzzfeed reports: Nigel Farage visited the Ecuadorian embassy in west London on Thursday, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living since he claimed asylum in 2012. The former UKIP leader spent around 40 minutes in the building and left at noon, accompanied by Christian Mitchell, the head of operations at radio station LBC, where …

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Wikileaks Posts Thousands Of CIA Documents

The New York Times reports: WikiLeaks on Tuesday released thousands of documents that it said described sophisticated software tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency to break into smartphones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions. If the documents are authentic, as appeared likely at first review, the release would be the latest coup for the anti-secrecy organization and a serious blow …

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Julian Assange Rushes To Defend Homocon Milo

Via Mediaite: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange decided to get in on Milo Yiannopoulos‘ most recent controversy by denouncing the “liberals” who are happy that the Breitbart tech editor has been exiled from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Yiannopoulos was meant to give a speech at CPAC this week, but after a video surfaced of him apparently defending pedophilia, he …

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Wikileaks: Send Us Trump’s Tax Returns

This morning Kellyanne Conway flatly declared that contrary to his many, many promises to do so, Donald Trump will never release his tax returns. Conway added, “The people voted for him, they just don’t care.” Wikileaks immediately responded, calling Trump’s “breach of promise” worse than Hillary Clinton’s refusal to release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs, and offering …

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