In case you missed the memo, Wikileaks editor and founder Julian Assange was arrested in England on April 11, 2019, after the Ecuadoran Embassy in London handed him over to the British police. They also suspended his citizenship in the process and revoking his seven-year asylum – 2,487 days – time spent entirely indoors.
Assange stood trial in London and was found guilty of failing to surrender to the court. He was sentenced with 50 weeks (just over 11 months and two weeks short of the 12-month maximum) in a British prison.
After his release, Assange may face extradition to the United States to face Justice Department charges of helping former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning crack a password stored on Department of Defense computers.
U.S. officials claim that the classified documents that WikiLeaks eventually published, as part of a 2010 data dump of hundreds of thousands of U.S. military reports about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and American diplomatic communications, threatened domestic national security.
The indictment was made in secret in March 2018 by the Trump administration and unsealed on the day of his arrest in London. <https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/world/europe/julian-assange-wikileaks-ecuador-embassy.html> Northern Virginia prosecutors</a> “had not charged Assange under the Espionage Act for publishing government secrets. Instead, they charged Assange with conspiring to commit unlawful computer intrusion based on his alleged agreement to try to help Ms. Manning break an encoded portion of passcode that would have permitted her to log on to a classified military network under another user’s identity.”
Ms. Manning was a 22-year-old male Army private named Bradley Manning when he (now she) tried to hack into the U.S. military’s computers. Manning was convicted at a court-martial trial in 2013 and served more than six years in prison. President Barack Obama commuted Manning’s 35-year sentence.
Assange could spend a maximum of five years in U.S. prison if found guilty of the conspiracy charge.
Federal investigators have also claimed that Assange and WikiLeaks conspired with the Russians who hack-attacked the 2016 presidential election, alleging that Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, handed over stolen emails to Assange.
On March 16, 2016, Wikileaks published a <https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/> searchable archive</a> of emails from Clinton’s private server that painted a shocking portrait of Hillary Clinton in her role as Obama’s Secretary of State. It became clear that the Democratic presidential nominee was a gun-runner, plain and simple.
<https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/africa/item/23772-wikileaks-e-mails-expose-clinton-gun-running-to-terrorists?fbclid=IwAR0On7MYnxdZf-1s2P7B3zomoOjkOprqF48w_ujxWyJzlB0zHU1YnR0AaaE> Clinton</a> shipped weapons to jihadists and terrorists in the Islamic State (IS or ISIS). She was also pivotal in “funneling weaponry from Libya, which she helped destroy alongside jihadist allies on the ground, to Obama-backed terror groups in Syria.”
<https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/6528> This email</a> proves that globalists approved of killing Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and destroying Libya because he wanted to set up a gold-backed currency for the region.
Other e-mails showed that the <https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/asia/item/20943-u-s-intel-obama-coalition-supported-islamic-state-in-syria> Obama administration</a> knowingly supported al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, and helped develop an Islamic State, despite official denials and the creation of an “anti-ISIS” group which got all the media attention at that time.
Yet another condemnatory email reveals that Clinton was aware that the Libyan “rebels” she backed were massacring blacks as part of an <https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/africa/item/8351-libyan-rebels-accused-of-ethnic-cleansing-black-genocide> “ethnic cleansing”</a> campaign, and committing other war crimes.
In all, Wikileaks leaked in excess of 30,00 emails and attachments sent to and from Clinton’s private email server.
Rather than focus on the facts, the global mainstream media continue to defend Hillary Clinton and promote her message: denial of any wrong-doing. In a display of true narcissism (compassionless egotism), <https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/12/hillary-clinton-julian-assange-arrest-wikileaks> Clinton</a> was quoted in April 2019 as saying that Assange must “answer for what he has done.”
At an event in New York, Clinton went on to say, “I think it is clear from the indictment that came out it’s not about punishing journalism.” Oh no, the issue, according to the former Secretary of State, is “about assisting the hacking of a military computer to steal information from the United States government.”
Note the deflection of Clinton’s proven treasonous activities onto Assange. But you won’t hear a peep of this on the nightly news.
The truth is that Assange has not even been charged for most of the allegations about them that are currently circulating in the mainstream media, simply because there is no proof that he conspired with the Russians. As conservative news commentator <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE7OfU71Sbk> Tucker Carlson</a> pointed out:
- Assange did not steal documents from the U.S. government.
- Assange did not hack the Democratic National Convention (DNC) servers.
- Assange did not break into John Podesta’s Gmail account.
- There is no proof that Assange has ever worked for or with the Russian government.
Assange is guilty only of embarrassing and/or implicating top-level U.S. officials by publishing documents other people stole. Hillary Clinton is miffed because Wikileaks documents demonstrated that the 2016 election was indeed tampered with – by the Democrats, led by Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Senator Richard Blumenthal told eager press members:
“Justice should come to Julian Assange for his role in Russian meddling with our election and the sooner the better.”
Even though no shred of evidence to support Sen. Blumenthal’s contention has ever surfaced, politicians from both sides of the Congressional aisle and the media are repeating the lie as if it were truth.
Prominent reporters are denying that their colleague is really a journalist – meaning, not one of them. But the fact remains that he is a journalist because he publishes news. And really juicy news at that. Important news.
“There was a time, not so long ago, really, when reporters didn’t applaud the arrest of other journalists for publishing information,” said Carlson.
He added, “The guardians of speech are now the enemies of speech. The people in charge of policing power are now colluding with power.”
Carlson spoke for many when he opined that Assange’s “real sin was preventing Hillary Clinton from becoming President.”
Will Clinton and Obama ever answer to their crimes against the nation? With Assange as a convenient fall-guy, and taking into account what happened to NSA (National Security Agency) whistle-blower <https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/world/europe/julian-assange-wikileaks-ecuador-embassy.html> Edward Snowden</a>, the answer, sadly, may be no.
The exiled <https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/edward-snowden-doj-declared-war-on-journalism-by-charging-julian-assange-with-espionage> Snowden</a>, by the way, tweeted this warning to all Patriots after learning of the unsealed indictment against Assange:
“The Department of Justice just declared war — not on Wikileaks, but on journalism itself. This is no longer about Julian Assange: This case will decide the future of media.”