Customize

Julian Assange What's next?

Discussion in 'Wikileaks' started by Anonymous, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    • Like Like x 1
  2. DeathHamster Member

    After supporting Trump in the election, I bet that burns.
    • Like Like x 2
  3. AssassinAnon Member

    Jeff sessions is calling for the arrest of Assange we must protect him



  4. [IMG]
  5. Sockofleas Member

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/may/19/swedish-prosecutors-drop-julian-assange-investigation

    Swedish prosecutors are to drop a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, bringing to an end a seven-year legal standoff.
    “Chief prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rape concerning Julian Assange,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
    Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, after taking refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden over the allegation of rape, which he denies.
    He has refused to travel to Stockholm, saying he fears further extradition to the US over WikiLeaks’ release of 500,000 secret military files on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Shortly after the announcement, an image of Assange smiling was posted to his Twitter account.
    View image on Twitter
    DALcLbwUAAES6jI.jpg:small.jpg
    2AyBiX8E_normal.jpg Julian Assange @JulianAssange
  6. White Tara Global Moderator

    Holy shit thats amazing :)
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Sockofleas Member

    What's next on the cards for him is the big question now.
  8. White Tara Global Moderator

    From what I understand, even if a US warrant exists he wont know about until he is arrested. Poor lad, still stuck where he is it seems. Unless of course, Trump wants to give him immunity to come and say 'nuh uh, the emails didn't come from the russians' At this point, nothing would surprise me. :confused:
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Sockofleas Member

    He's stuck between a rock and a hard place. He still faces arrest by the Metropolitan police for breaching bail conditions on entering the Ecuadorian Embassy according to the Guardian at the minute. So between that and trusting Trump to provide him with immunity he's got little in the way of choices.
    Staying put seems like the best option for now.
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Sockofleas Member

    More from
    https://www.theguardian.com/media/live/2017/may/19/julian-assange-rape-inquiry-dropped-live

    David Leigh, the Guardian’s former investigations editor who worked with Assange over the leaked US embassy cables, has dismissed US rhetoric about arresting the Wikileaks founder.
    Leigh was asked by BBC News about US Attorney Jeff Sessions claiming that arresting Assange was a priority. “Well that’s all just noise,” Leigh replied.
    He said: “The fact is that there is no official extradition request that has been made known from the US to the UK to get hold of Julian Assange. The Obama administration had probably dropped the idea of arresting and extraditing Assange.
    “Then his antics during the Trump campaign [when] he leaked material maybe supplied by the Russians to discredit the Democrats, helped get Trump in. It now appears to be the Trump administration who are acting in a pretty hostile way. So that is very ironic.”
  11. Sockofleas Member

    Also where's The Wrong Guy when you need him?
    He picks the choicest morsels of news at all times.
  12. The Wrong Guy Member

    Sweden Withdraws Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange, but He Still Faces Serious Legal Jeopardy

    By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, May 19, 2017

    Excerpt:

    Almost immediately after the decision by Swedish prosecutors, British police announced that they would nonetheless arrest Assange if he tried to leave the embassy. Police said Assange was still wanted for the crime of “failing to surrender” — meaning that instead of turning himself in upon issuance of his 2012 arrest warrant, he obtained refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy. The British police also, however, noted that this alleged crime is “a much less serious offence” than the one that served as the basis for the original warrant, and that the police would therefore only “provide a level of resourcing which is proportionate to that offence.”

    That could perhaps imply that with a seriously reduced police presence, Assange could manage to leave the embassy without detection and apprehension. All relevant evidence, however, negates that assumption.

    Just weeks ago, Donald Trump’s CIA director, Mike Pompeo, delivered an angry, threatening speech about WikiLeaks in which he argued, “We have to recognize that we can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us.” The CIA director vowed to make good on this threat: “To give them the space to crush us with misappropriated secrets is a perversion of what our great Constitution stands for. It ends now.”

    Days later, Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly suggested that the Trump DOJ would seek to prosecute Assange and WikiLeaks on espionage charges in connection with the group’s publication of classified documents. Trump officials then began leaking to news outlets such as CNN that “U.S. authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.”

    <snipped to last paragraph>

    The termination of the Swedish investigation is, in one sense, good news for Assange. But it is unlikely to change his inability to leave the embassy any time soon. If anything, given the apparent determination of the Trump administration to put him in a U.S. prison cell for the “crime” of publishing documents, his freedom appears further away than it has since 2010, when the Swedish case began.

    More at https://theintercept.com/2017/05/19...ge-but-he-still-faces-serious-legal-jeopardy/
    • Like Like x 3
  13. If Assange leaves the Embassy can Rolf Harris call dibs on his room?
  14. The Wrong Guy Member

    Assange hits back at death threats from #tolerantliberals, lashes out at MSM on Twitter | RT

    Quote:

    Julian Assange has taken to Twitter to expose the aggression of liberal media commentators who have unceremoniously called for him to be executed in retaliation for WikiLeaks releases.

    Using the hashtag #tolerantliberal, the WikiLeaks founder has been retweeting articles and posts from senior writers at organizations such as Politico and Mediaite who have made the case that he should be made the target of an extrajudicial killing.

    Assange’s tweets included a compilation of videos showing US politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, as well as TV pundits, calling for him to be “hanged” or “droned.”

    In response, he attacked the mainstream media for “their lack of standards.”

    Continued at https://www.rt.com/viral/394915-assange-death-threats-wikileaks/

    https://twitter.com/JulianAssange
  15. Its all about Julian again. He and Trump live in the same world, they should get together at Mar al Largo. I hear it's in the 90s and 100% humidity.
    [IMG]
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
  16. DeathHamster Member

  17. DeathHamster Member

    Granted that Salon is no fan of Julian Assange, but I think anyone that trusts Wikileaks or Julian's objectivity is dreaming.

    http://www.salon.com/2017/08/19/cal...ohrabachers-meeting-with-julian-assange-grow/
  18. The Internet Member

    Wait, there are a bunch of ex-Russians working for Wikileaks?
  19. DeathHamster Member

  20. DeathHamster Member

    • Like Like x 1
  21. White Tara Global Moderator

    I think they need to take him out of that embassy and get him into a mental health facility.
    • Like Like x 1
  22. Disambiguation Global Moderator

  23. The Wrong Guy Member

    It Seems Like Julian Assange Deleted His Twitter

    Excerpt:

    For reasons unknown, the official Twitter account of Julian Assange, the leader of disgraced transparency organization Wikileaks, was been deleted earlier tonight for reasons unknown. The Internet Archive —or someone availing themselves of its services—appears to have ben preserving snapshots of Assange’s account once every hour since September 18 of this year. Based on that information, it’s likely the @JulianAssange account was deleted between 4am and 5am GMT.

    More at https://gizmodo.com/it-seems-like-julian-assange-deleted-his-twitter-1821568273

    https://twitter.com/JulianAssange
  24. The Wrong Guy Member

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's official Twitter account reappears after mysterious outage | CBS News

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/julian-assanges-official-twitter-account-not-appearing-wikileaks/

    Julian Assange's Twitter Account Briefly Vanishes Before Christmas | The Daily Beast

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/julian-assanges-twitter-account-vanishes-before-christmas

    Mystery: Julian Assange's Twitter Account Briefly Vanished and Reappeared Christmas Morning, But No one Seems To Know Why | Newsweek

    http://www.newsweek.com/mystery-jul...ccount-briefly-vanished-and-reappeared-758561
  25. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5297269/Ecuadors-president-hints-Assanges-days-numbered.html

    Ecuador's president hints again that Assange's days in their London embassy are numbered after declaring the Wikileaks chief an 'inherited problem' and 'more than a nuisance'
    President Lenin Moreno has called Julian Assange 'an inherited problem
    Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012
    Moreno has been trying to remove Assange without having him arrested
    The WikiLeaks founder, 46, became an Ecuadorian citizen in December

    The president of Ecuador described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an 'inherited problem' that has created 'more than a nuisance' for his government.

    President Lenin Moreno said the Ecuadorian government are working on ousting the 46-year-old from their London embassy, and said he soon 'hope to have a positive result'.


    Ecuador recently granted citizenship to Assange, in an unsuccessful attempt to provide him with diplomatic immunity and usher him out of its London embassy without the threat of arrest by Britain.


    The president of Ecuador described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an 'inherited problem' that has created 'more than a nuisance' for his government.

    President Lenin Moreno said the Ecuadorian government are working on ousting the 46-year-old from their London embassy, and said he soon 'hope to have a positive result'.

    Ecuador recently granted citizenship to Assange, in an unsuccessful attempt to provide him with diplomatic immunity and usher him out of its London embassy without the threat of arrest by Britain.


    Sweden later shelved its investigation, but Assange faces arrest by British authorities for fleeing justice in the Swedish case.

    He fears British authorities will then allow his extradition to the United States where he is wanted for publication by WikiLeaks of classified information in 2010.


    The WikiLeaks founder has strained the patience of his hosts since taking up the offer of asylum made by then-president Rafael Correa in 2012.

    He was publicly reprimanded for interfering in the 2016 US election after publishing hacked emails from the campaign team of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    More recently, he drew the ire of Correa's successor, President Moreno, when he used Twitter to pump out messages of support for Catalonia's independence drive.

    Moreno was forced to respond to complaints from the Spanish government.

    Commenting on the move to designate Assange a diplomat, Moreno said: 'This would have been a good result, unfortunately, things did not turn out as the foreign ministry planned and so the problem still exists.'

    Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa has confirmed that Ecuador will maintain the asylum granted to Assange by the government of former president Rafael Correa.
  26. Assange is taking on the aroma of a guest who has overstayed his welcome.

    Time for slimey Julian to GTFO.
  27. DeathHamster Member

    Mike Pompeo as Secretary of (Deep) State can't be good for Assange.

    From last year:

    https://theintercept.com/2017/04/14...plicitly-threatens-speech-and-press-freedoms/
    • Like Like x 1
  28. Admin010 Member

    The Western Region was at that point politically isolated since the break amongst Awolowo and Akintola in 1962, survived a time of expanding political strain amid the Federal General Election Campaign of 1964. This political pressure was not allowed to die down after the decision, owing halfway to the charges and counter-charges of illegal works on amid the race. A new flood of race fever which was fortified by the information that the Regional General Election will undoubtedly occur amid 1965, and bits of gossip had it that the race may happen as ahead of schedule as April 1965, however in the occasion Chief Akintola hid his aims, therefore enabling the fever to proceed, until the declaration that the date had been settled for the fall of 1965.
    Thanks& regards,
    Angel anave
    election equipment| ballot boxes
    • Dislike Dislike x 1

  29. FUCK OFF
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
  30. must be happy putin re elected
    say the aussie julian was going to work for RT was he ?
    an independant media ....for sure
  31. The Wrong Guy Member

    Ecuador cuts off Julian Assange's internet access at London embassy | The Guardian

    Government accuses WikiLeaks founder of putting international ties at risk by failing to abide by deal not to interfere in other countries

    Quote:

    Ecuador has cut Julian Assange’s communications with the outside world from its London embassy, where the founder of the whistleblowing WikiLeaks website has been living for nearly six years.

    The Ecuadorian government said in statement that it had acted because Assange had breached “a written commitment made to the government at the end of 2017 not to issue messages that might interfere with other states”.

    It said Assange’s recent behaviour on social media “put at risk the good relations [Ecuador] maintains with the United Kingdom, with the other states of the European Union, and with other nations”.

    Continued at https://www.theguardian.com/media/2...-connection-ecuador-embassy-cut-off-wikileaks
  32. Incredulicide Member

    From https://ambcrypto.com/coinbase-blocks-wikileaks-shop-without-notice/
    Andreas M Antonopoulos, a well-known Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiast says:
  33. DeathHamster Member

  34. DeathHamster Member

    Meh. Julian's turned into a giant drama lama queen, but I'd rather not see him thrown to the wolves.

    Some way that he can leave, get his own place, get a haircut and a job, stop being such a whiny teenager, would be okay.
  35. putin will help out ?:p
  36. The Wrong Guy Member

    Assange's refuge in Ecuadorian embassy 'in jeopardy' | CNN

    Quote:

    Julian Assange's nearly six-year refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London is in danger, opening the WikiLeaks founder to arrest by British authorities and potential extradition to the US, multiple sources with knowledge tell CNN.

    While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is "unusually bad" and that he could leave the embassy "any day now," either because he will be forced out or made to feel so restricted that he might choose to leave on his own. His position there is "in jeopardy," one source familiar with the matter said.

    Assange's exit from the embassy could open a new phase for US investigators eager to find out what he knows.

    CNN reported in April 2017 that the US has prepared charges to seek the arrest of Assange, who US intelligence agencies believe Russia used as an intermediary to distribute hacked emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

    Assange and his lawyers say he has been detained without charge for 2,720 days -- 53 of those "gagged" and isolated from visitors and outside communications -- and that there is "not a shred of evidence that Assange has done anything but publish material just as the establishment media do every day," according to a tweet by his lawyers on May 19.

    "The concern from day one until the present is that if Julian Assange walks out of the Embassy, he will be extradited to face what the executive director of the ACLU described as an 'unprecedented and unconstitutional' prosecution under the US Espionage Act," his lawyer Melinda Taylor told CNN.

    Ecuador's newly elected president, Lenín Moreno, is under increasing pressure from the US to expel Assange, sources say. Moreno described Assange as an "inherited problem" and "more than a nuisance" in a television interview in January.

    Sources familiar also believe Spain exerted pressure on Ecuador after Assange tweeted support for the separatist movements in Catalonia, a northeast region of Spain seeking independence.

    Recently, the Ecuadorian government cut off Assange's access to the internet, making it virtually impossible for him to manage WikiLeaks. He has also had his access to visitors severely restricted. Assange is now only allowed to see his lawyers, who say their mobile phones are jammed while they are inside the embassy. He is dealing with multiple lawsuits.

    While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador declined to comment on Assange's case, it referred CNN to past statements made on the decision to cut his internet access. In statements, the ministry denied mistreatment and suggested Assange had not been abiding by his agreement with Ecuador by publicly discussing the internal affairs of other nations, presumably Spain and the US. The ministry "acts in the strictest adherence to the Constitution, laws and international law," according to the March 2018 press release.

    British authorities have said that they would issue a warrant for Assange's arrest if he were to leave the embassy. He faces charges in the UK for breach of bail for failing to surrender for extradition to Sweden, a charge a British judge upheld in February despite the fact that Sweden stopped investigating an allegation of rape against Assange in 2017. Swedish prosecutors maintain the right to resume the investigation if Assange leaves the embassy, however.

    In the US, Assange's fate is even more uncertain. Assange's lawyers claim that US officials have maintained a secret grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks for nearly eight years.

    "For the last eight years, the UK has refused to either confirm or deny that they have received an extradition request from the US. At the same time, they have refused to provide assurances that Julian will not be extradited to the US if such a request were to be received, and maintained an ever-present vigil of the Embassy, notwithstanding a UN directive to take steps to ensure Julian's immediate liberty," Taylor told CNN. "Their silence speaks volumes, particularly in light of recent statements from US officials that Julian's arrest and extradition are a priority."

    Taylor was referring to comments in April 2017 by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said that arresting Assange is a "priority." "We've already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail," Sessions said at a news conference in El Paso, Texas.

    Representatives from the US government, including the White House, the Department of Justice, the State Department and the intelligence community either did not respond to request for comment or declined to discuss Assange's cases with CNN.

    "Mr. Assange's presence in the Ecuadorian Embassy is a matter between the UK and Ecuador," one State Department official told CNN. "As a matter of policy, the Department of State neither confirms nor denies the U.S. government's intention to request extraditions."

    CIA declined to provide additional comment about Assange and referred CNN to former Director Mike Pompeo's past statements on WikiLeaks, describing the group as a "hostile non-state intelligence service" rather than a media outlet. Pompeo, though he formerly tweeted his appreciation of WikiLeaks and the role it played in publishing Democratic National Committee emails during the election, told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2017 that the US can no longer give Assange a platform to speak freely and openly using information he's provided by leakers. "To give them the space to crush us with misappropriated secrets is a perversion of what our great Constitution stands for. It ends now," Pompeo said.

    US authorities are also deeply interested in further investigating WikiLeaks' publication of a trove of source codes and documents revealing details about CIA hacking tools in March 2017. The FBI's prime suspect for the leak, revealed in recently unsealed court documents, is a CIA employee who developed some of those tools. The Department of Justice says that individual also managed an encrypted server that contained evidence of child pornography. Both the intelligence community and the Department of Justice continue to investigate the theft, one source familiar with the matter told CNN, though the two investigations are separate. Both would be interested in speaking with Assange about the disclosure if he were to leave the embassy.

    Continued at https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/24/politics/julian-assange-ecuador-embassy-jeopardy/
  37. The Wrong Guy Member

    Ecuador Will Imminently Withdraw Asylum for Julian Assange and Hand Him Over to the U.K. What Comes Next?

    By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, July 21, 2018

    Quote:

    Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno traveled to London on Friday for the ostensible purpose of speaking at the 2018 Global Disabilities Summit (Moreno has been using a wheelchair since being shot in a 1998 robbery attempt). The concealed, actual purpose of the president’s trip is to meet with British officials to finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange, in place since 2012, eject him from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and then hand over the WikiLeaks founder to British authorities.

    Moreno’s itinerary also notably includes a trip to Madrid, where he will meet with Spanish officials still seething over Assange’s denunciation of human rights abuses perpetrated by Spain’s central government against protesters marching for Catalonian independence. Almost three months ago, Ecuador blocked Assange from accessing the internet, and Assange has not been able to communicate with the outside world ever since. The primary factor in Ecuador’s decision to silence him was Spanish anger over Assange’s tweets about Catalonia.

    A source close to the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry and the president’s office, unauthorized to speak publicly, has confirmed to The Intercept that Moreno is close to finalizing, if he has not already finalized, an agreement to hand over Assange to the U.K. within the next several weeks. The withdrawal of asylum and physical ejection of Assange could come as early as this week. On Friday, RT reported that Ecuador was preparing to enter into such an agreement.

    The consequences of such an agreement depend in part on the concessions Ecuador extracts in exchange for withdrawing Assange’s asylum. But as former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa told The Intercept in an interview in May, Moreno’s government has returned Ecuador to a highly “subservient” and “submissive” posture toward western governments.

    It is thus highly unlikely that Moreno — who has shown himself willing to submit to threats and coercion from the U.K., Spain and the U.S. — will obtain a guarantee that the U.K. not extradite Assange to the U.S., where top Trump officials have vowed to prosecute Assange and destroy WikiLeaks.

    The central oddity of Assange’s case — that he has been effectively imprisoned for eight years despite never having been charged with, let alone convicted of, any crime — is virtually certain to be prolonged once Ecuador hands him over to the U.K. Even under the best-case scenario, it appears highly likely that Assange will continue to be imprisoned by British authorities.

    The only known criminal proceeding Assange currently faces is a pending 2012 arrest warrant for “failure to surrender” — basically a minor bail violation that arose when he obtained asylum from Ecuador rather than complying with bail conditions by returning to court for a hearing on his attempt to resist extradition to Sweden.

    That offense carries a prison term of three months and a fine, though it is possible that the time Assange has already spent in prison in the U.K. could be counted against that sentence. In 2010, Assange was imprisoned in Wandsworth Prison, kept in isolation, for 10 days until he was released on bail; he was then under house arrest for 550 days at the home of a supporter.

    Assange’s lawyer, Jen Robinson, told The Intercept that he would argue that all of that prison time already served should count toward (and thus completely fulfill) any prison term imposed on the “failure to surrender” charge, though British prosecutors would almost certainly contest that claim. Assange would also argue that he had a reasonable, valid basis for seeking asylum rather than submitting to U.K. authorities: namely, well-grounded fear that he would be extradited to the U.S. for prosecution for the act of publishing documents.

    Beyond that minor charge, British prosecutors could argue that Assange’s evading of legal process in the U.K. was so protracted, intentional and malicious that it rose beyond mere “failure to surrender” to “contempt of court,” which carries a prison term of up to two years. Just on those charges alone, then, Assange faces a high risk of detention for another year or even longer in a British prison.

    Currently, that is the only known criminal proceeding Assange faces. In May 2017, Swedish prosecutors announced they were closing their investigation into the sexual assault allegations due to the futility of proceeding in light of Assange’s asylum and the time that has elapsed.

    The far more important question that will determine Assange’s future is what the U.S. government intends to do. The Obama administration was eager to prosecute Assange and WikiLeaks for publishing hundreds of thousands of classified documents, but ultimately concluded that there was no way to do so without either also prosecuting newspapers such as the New York Times and The Guardian, which published the same documents, or creating precedents that would enable the criminal prosecution of media outlets in the future.

    Indeed, it is technically a crime under U.S. law for anyone — including a media outlet — to publish certain types of classified information. Under U.S. law, for instance, it was a felony for the Washington Post’s David Ignatius to report on the contents of telephone calls, intercepted by the NSA, between then National Security Adviser nominee Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, even though such reporting was clearly in the public interest since it proved Flynn lied when he denied such contacts.

    Continued at https://theintercept.com/2018/07/21...-and-hand-him-over-to-the-uk-what-comes-next/
  38. The Wrong Guy Member

    Democrats serve Julian Assange, Australia-based WikiLeaks with lawsuit via Twitter

    By Anthony Colangelo, The Sydney Morning Herald

    Quote:

    A law firm representing the United States Democratic National Committee has served legal papers to Wikileaks for their role in the Russia-led interference of the US campaign during the 2016 election.

    In a twist, the legal papers have been delivered via a tweet to the Wikileaks account, with that organisation's physical address listed as the University of Melbourne.

    Wikileaks is a tier one registered incorporated association in Victoria, meaning it is officially a not-for profit with revenue of less than $250,000 per year. It used to be registered to an address in Grattan Street, Carlton, but is now registered to a post office box at the University of Melbourne.

    The Age has contacted the University of Melbourne for comment.

    The DNC has made numerous attempts to file the suit against Wikileaks via email but those have failed, meaning DNC lawyers Cohen Milstein took to Twitter to serve Julian Assange's organisation with the legal papers instead.

    The DNC first filed the lawsuit against Russia and Wikileaks in April, but in late July they filed a motion in a New York court to get permission to serve the documents via Twitter. The court papers were filed in the NY Southern District.

    "Plaintiff has diligently attempted to serve Wikileaks through a variety of methods, including emails to an address provided by Wikileaks on its website, and by contacting counsel who have represented Wikileaks in other matters," the motion documents read. "None of these efforts have succeeded.

    "While Wikileaks; physical presence is difficult to discern, it has a robust online presence, including an active presence on Twitter."

    The documents said it was unclear if if or how Wikileaks uses and conducts business via the University of Melbourne post office box. Wikileaks also has post offices boxes registered in California.

    Wikileaks has been accused by the DNC of leaking Hillary Clinton's emails in the months leading up to the 2016 US election, while it also released emails belonging to Ms Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta.

    In the court documents, the DNC accuses Russia and Wikileaks of "brazen attack on American democracy" in the lead up to the 2016 election via the email hacking.

    "Russia then used this stolen information to advance its own interests: destabilising the US political environment, denigrating the Democratic presidential nominee, and supporting the campaign of Donald J. Trump."

    A 2017 US Director of National Intelligence report explained how Russia and Wikileaks worked in tandem during in the months before the 2016 US presidential election.

    "We assess with high confidence that the GRU [Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate] relayed material it acquired from the DNC and senior Democratic officials to WikiLeaks," the January 2017 intelligence report said. "Moscow most likely chose WikiLeaks because of its self-proclaimed reputation for authenticity. Disclosures through WikiLeaks did not contain any evident forgeries."

    Earlier this week the US Senate Intelligence Committee asked Assange to give evidence about Russia's influence in the 2016 election.

    The Wikileaks legal team has said they were “considering the offer but the conditions must conform to a high ethical standard”.

    Continued at https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-...with-lawsuit-via-twitter-20180811-p4zww0.html

    Wikileaks Served With DNC Lawsuit Over Twitter | Gizmodo

    Quote:

    In what may be a first for the American legal system, Wikileaks—the radical transparency organization turned Russia propaganda cell run—was served a lawsuit today in a tweet by law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC.

    The firm, which has not tweeted from this account before or since, appears to have created it specifically for this purpose.

    Continued at https://gizmodo.com/wikileaks-served-with-dnc-lawsuit-over-twitter-1828263680

    Twitter account: https://twitter.com/ProcessServiceC

Share This Page

Customize Theme Colors

Close

Choose a color via Color picker or click the predefined style names!

Primary Color :

Secondary Color :
Predefined Skins