Skip to comments.Assange tried to call White House, Hillary Clinton over data dump, his lawyer says
Posted on 02/25/2020 8:40:55 AM PST by yesthatjallen
Julian Assange tried to contact Hillary Clinton and the White House when he realized that unredacted U.S. diplomatic cables given to WikiLeaks were about to be dumped on the internet, his lawyer told his London extradition hearing on Tuesday.
Assange is being sought by the United States on 18 counts of hacking U.S. government computers and an espionage offense, having allegedly conspired with Chelsea Manning, then a U.S. soldier known as Bradley Manning, to leak hundreds of thousands of secret documents by WikiLeaks almost a decade ago.
On Monday, the lawyer representing the United States told the hearing that Assange, 48, was wanted for crimes that had endangered people in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan who had helped the West, some of whom later disappeared.
U.S. authorities say his actions in recklessly publishing unredacted classified diplomatic cables put informants, dissidents, journalists and human rights activists at risk of torture, abuse or death.
Outlining part of his defense, Assanges lawyer Mark Summers said allegations that he had helped Manning to break a government password, had encouraged the theft of secret data and knowingly put lives in danger were lies, lies and more lies.
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How can they pin this on PDJT?
Despicable bastids try to obfuscate the fact that it was the OBAMA White House.
You have to go down to the 7th paragraph to find that.
hoping the causal viewer will go “TRUMP!”
All the information and names named, and Manning still lives.
Now, Assange, defined loosely, was a spy.
Old joke -- how can you tell when a lawyer's lying? His lips move.
He tried to call Hillary
Think about that..
The transgender nitwittery is so engrained among the idiot PC they vapidly repeat it no matter who is involved.
They are afraid that the Seth Rich as a Source and Assange knows it all will break things wide open, not the Russia Russia Russia hack.
The foundations of the lie will be knocked out and the truth of it all will be known
Even the recent story posted here inferring that Trump leveraged Assange and a pardon by saying the Russians did not Hack the DNC
It was portrayed as a Quid pro Quo
Actually he (Assange) would just state the truth, the Russians did not Hack the DNC server and any social media postings that they may have done were a waste of time and money. To me it also reveals the DNC’s belief that Social Media s a tool they count on must have been what Russia “used” to keep the crown from Hildabeast
Assange has info that will sink the Dems, possibly forever
I’ve given up trying to make sense of this. I can’t discern Assanges’ motives and actions anymore. Is he now only out to save himself? (which is understandable) This is just going in circles.
He tried to call, but he couldn’t get through, likely because he wasn’t on the “contributors’ list.”
Wow... an article that for once doesn’t refer to Bradley as “Chelsea.”
It was Manning who sent him the files, it is not Assange’s crime for accepting them- how was he to know what Manning was sending him?
Why is Manning not in front of a firing squad for getting operatives killed?
Or she had her illegal server hooked to the phone.
I noticed that the Daily Mail also accuses the Whitehouse of plotting to poison Assange but stays way clear of the details, such as what year this was to have taken place.
The left MSM doesn’t slack up for a moment.
“Assange has info that will sink the Dems, possibly forever.”
I wish I could believe your comment, but nothing that has happened in the last five years indicates it will. If I were Assange the last thing I would want would be to end up in some prison in America. In fact, even if he was brought here and pardoned I’m pretty sure his life expectancy would be about zero just like it would be in some Epstein prison.
Maybe HRC’s bathroom unsecured server was the reason for all this, and everything else after is the coverup?
Assange should just announce he is a tranny and wants to be called “Julia Assange”, then he’ll get a pardon from the next Democrat president.
Who commuted Manning’s sentence?
Well, not sure how accurate it is, but this was portrayed in one of the films about him, and basically they were getting the run around from underlings at the State Dept who didn’t really believe he was who he said he was. So eventually he just got to some mid-level person and said “we’re going to release these cables in XX hours, tell your superiors whatever they need to do to protect their sources, they better do it now”. Whether that message was relayed to anyone or not, who knows?
The government is alleging that they have chat logs that show that Assange was colluding with Manning before and while Manning was acquiring the files, and advising him on how to get past some of the security measures.
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