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Assange tried to call White House, Hillary Clinton over data dump, his lawyer says
Reuters ^ | 02 25 2020 | Michael Holden

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, Assange’s 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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1 posted on 02/25/2020 8:40:55 AM PST by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

How can they pin this on PDJT?


2 posted on 02/25/2020 8:43:14 AM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: Steely Tom

In 2010.

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!”


3 posted on 02/25/2020 8:49:16 AM PST by Alas Babylon! (The prisons do not fill themselves. Get moving, Barr!)
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To: yesthatjallen

All the information and names named, and Manning still lives.

Now, Assange, defined loosely, was a spy.


4 posted on 02/25/2020 8:54:19 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Old joke -- how can you tell when a lawyer's lying? His lips move.

5 posted on 02/25/2020 8:58:22 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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He tried to call Hillary

Think about that..

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6 posted on 02/25/2020 9:00:04 AM PST by AnthonySoprano
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To: yesthatjallen

The transgender nitwittery is so engrained among the idiot PC they vapidly repeat it no matter who is involved.


7 posted on 02/25/2020 9:02:42 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Steely Tom

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


8 posted on 02/25/2020 9:04:56 AM PST by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: AnthonySoprano

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.


9 posted on 02/25/2020 9:10:19 AM PST by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

He tried to call, but he couldn’t get through, likely because he wasn’t on the “contributors’ list.”


10 posted on 02/25/2020 9:10:36 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: yesthatjallen

Wow... an article that for once doesn’t refer to Bradley as “Chelsea.”


11 posted on 02/25/2020 9:13:26 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: yesthatjallen

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?


12 posted on 02/25/2020 9:14:15 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Or she had her illegal server hooked to the phone.


13 posted on 02/25/2020 9:14:24 AM PST by Leep (Everyday is Trump Day!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

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.


14 posted on 02/25/2020 9:16:41 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: 100American

“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.


15 posted on 02/25/2020 9:19:26 AM PST by icclearly
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To: yesthatjallen

Maybe HRC’s bathroom unsecured server was the reason for all this, and everything else after is the coverup?


16 posted on 02/25/2020 9:21:13 AM PST by MAAG ( “Tetelestai”)
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To: Terry L Smith

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.


17 posted on 02/25/2020 9:22:35 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Terry L Smith

Who commuted Manning’s sentence?


18 posted on 02/25/2020 9:22:56 AM PST by Repealthe17thAmendment
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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?


19 posted on 02/25/2020 9:25:53 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Mr. K

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.


20 posted on 02/25/2020 9:27:23 AM PST by Boogieman
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