Tag Archives: Julian Assange

Assange Lawyer: Chelsea Manning’s Commutation Didn’t Meet Our Extradition Offer’s Conditions

As we all predicted. The Hill reports: The lawyer for Julian Assange said President Obama’s commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence does not meet the conditions of the WikiLeaks head’s offer to be extradited to the United States if Manning were pardoned. Obama on Tuesday commuted Manning’s sentence for leaking diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, leading many to wonder whether that meant …

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BRITAIN: Julian Assange Offers To Surrender To US If Obama Pardons Imprisoned Wikileaker Chelsea Manning

The International Business Times reports: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is willing to be extradited to the US in exchange for the release of the imprisoned military whistleblower Chelsea Manning, Wikileaks has tweeted on 12 January. “If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case”, the tweet read. Wikileaks has made similar pledges …

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Trump Accepts Marching Orders From Julian Assange

It’s totally a coincidence that Wikileaks tweeted this exact thing just a few hours ago, right? Via Reuters: President-elect Donald Trump said on Friday that he would ask congressional committees to investigate NBC’s receipt of top secret information, apparently referring to a report on Russian hacking to influence the 2016 U.S. election. “I am asking the chairs of the House …

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Trump Logic: Just Because I Approvingly Quoted Julian Assange Doesn’t Mean I Actually Believe Julian Assange

CBS News reports: On Twitter Thursday, Donald Trump objected to news stories that have suggested he places a higher value on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s statements than on the findings of the U.S. intelligence community. In the tweet that mentioned Assange Wednesday, Mr. Trump cited the WikiLeaks founder, who had claimed in an interview with Fox News that Russia was …

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CNN Unearths 2010 Clip Of Trump Telling Fox Host That “Disgraceful” Wikileaks Deserves Death Penalty [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Donald Trump called WikiLeaks “disgraceful” and suggested there be a “death penalty” for their actions during a 2010 interview. Speaking on camera to preview Brian Kilmeade’s radio show, the Fox News anchor brought up the topic of WikiLeaks. At the time, WikiLeaks had published hundreds of thousands of classified documents and videos that were leaked to the organization …

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Bucks Trump On Trade Tariffs, Slams Julian Assange As “Sycophant For Russia”

Roll Call reports: Speaker Paul D. Ryan, in a break from President-elect Donald Trump, said Wednesday that Congress is not going to increase taxes on imports and exports. “We’re not going to be raising tariffs,” Ryan said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.” Trump has called for a “big border tax” on companies that leave the United States but continue to …

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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Defies Trump On Wikileaks: I Trust Our Analysts More Than I Trust Assange [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday said he had more trust in the country’s intelligence community than in WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange. “I have a lot more faith in our intelligence officers serving around the world, very smart and experienced analysts that we have here in the nation’s capital, than I do in people like Julian Assange,” …

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Putin Fan Sarah Palin Apologizes To Julian Assange After Calling For Him To Be Hunted Down As A Terrorist

“To Julian Assange: I apologize. Please watch Sean Hannity’s interview with Julian Assange (Wikileaks). Exposing the truth re: the Left having been oh-so-guilty of atrocious actions and attitudes of which they’ve falsely accused others. The media collusion that hid what many on the Left have been supporting is shocking. This important information that finally opened people’s eyes to democrat candidates …

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Trump Takes Word Of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

Donald Trump this morning issued the above tweet in response to Sean Hannity’s interview with Julian Assange, which aired late last night. The Hill reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warned it would be a “stupid maneuver” for Democrats to continue to hound President-elect Donald Trump for Russian hacking on various Democratic agencies. “[Y]ou watch. They will seize on this and …

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BRITAIN: Hannity To Interview Julian Assange Inside Ecuadorian Embassy For Congratulatory Fox Special

The Daily Beast reports: Despite having once called for Julian Assange’s arrest, Fox News host Sean Hannity will reportedly interview the WikiLeaks founder inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London in a special that will air on Tuesday. Hannity gave Assange a warm welcome in a September satellite interview on Fox News, praising the rabblerouser’s “harsh words” for both Hillary Clinton …

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Trump Vows To Make Revelation About Hacking [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President-elect Donald J. Trump, expressing lingering skepticism about intelligence assessments of Russian interference in the election, said on Saturday evening that he knew “things that other people don’t know” about the hacking, and that the information would be revealed “on Tuesday or Wednesday.” Speaking to a handful of reporters outside his Palm Beach, Fla., club, …

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Wikileaks: Maybe Those Expelled Russian Diplomats Should Just “Hole Up” Until Trump Takes Office

Wikileaks this afternoon suggested that Russian diplomats should defy President Obama’s expulsion order and simply “hole up” in their US compounds until Trump is inaugurated. Because Julian Assange definitely knows a thing or two about holing-up in diplomatic compounds. In a follow-up tweet, Wikileaks declared that if the expelled Russians do leave, “US intelligence will covertly break in, copy everything …

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Julian Assange: Don’t Blame Me For Trump

The Hill reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he deserves no blame for Hillary Clinton’s election loss. In an interview with Italian newspaper la Repubblica, Assange denied that he was seeking to damage Clinton’s campaign by publishing hacked emails that reflected poorly on her. The documents were what Clinton’s inner circle was “saying about their own campaign, which the American …

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BUT THEY TOTALLY DIDN’T HACK US: Putin Declares That Only Russia Believed Donald Trump Would Win

Via Politico: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday claimed that his country correctly predicted Donald Trump’s electoral victory and characterized Democrats as sore losers eager to blame anyone else for their losses. Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin said he hoped to have a productive relationship with Trump. “Nobody believed he would win except for us,” he said. On …

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Obama Vows To “Take Action” Against Russia [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Barack Obama vowed to take retaliatory action against Russia for trying “to impact the integrity” of the 2016 presidential elections, in an interview broadcast Thursday. “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action,” the president told NPR. “And we will …

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Kremlin Denies Putin Was Involved In Hacking

The Washington Post reports: The Kremlin has denied a report that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed how hacked data from U.S. Democrats was used during the U.S. presidential election. NBC News on Wednesday quoted U.S. intelligence officials as saying that Putin “became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign.” Asked about the report, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday …

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Josh Earnest: You Don’t Need A Security Clearance To See Who Benefited From Russia’s Hacking [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest fielded a lot of questions today on reports of Russian interference in the election. “You didn’t need a security clearance,” he said, “to figure out who benefited from malicious Russian cyber activity.” Earnest even said of Donald Trump, “He called on Russia to hack his opponent… so he certainly had a pretty good …

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Clinton Campaign Backs Call For Electors To Get Intelligence Briefing On Russia’s Election Intervention

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton’s top political adviser John Podesta said the campaign is supporting an effort by members of the Electoral College to request an intelligence briefing on foreign intervention in the presidential election. “The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a statement Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution …

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Harry Reid: James Comey Cost Hillary The Election

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday blamed FBI Director James Comey for Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential election. “Comey helped [President-elect Donald] Trump significantly,” Reid said in an interview with CNN. “A week before the election, he came out with this, ‘Oh, we found some more emails,’ and, as a result of that, we …

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Possible Trump Pick John Bolton: Maybe President Obama Hired Russian Hackers As A False Flag [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Ambassador John Bolton claimed Sunday that hacks during the election season could have been “a false flag” operation — possibly committed by the Obama administration itself. In an interview with Fox News’ Eric Shawn, Bolton questioned why FBI Director James Comey said during the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server, there was no direct evidence found of foreign …

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