It’s a reasonably safe and fair statement to make that if it hadn’t been for the Assange and the WikiLeaks document dumps during the 2016 campaign, we’d be saddled with a President Clinton right now and the DC swamp would be overflowing across the entire nation. We might even be embroiled in a devastating civil war as patriots recognized the end of their nation as they knew it was at hand. It’s really not too much of a stretch to say that WikiLeaks played a significant role in, some might even say they’re responsible for, saving America.
CIA Director Pompeo Laid The Foundation For Coming After Assange Last Week With A Vicious Condemnation
That makes the slow roll out, from the recent condemnation by CIA Director Pompeo to the announcement of the intentions of the Sessions Justice Department to go after Julian Assange quite troubling on many levels. For one, we might expect President Trump to show a little gratitude and although he might not be able to do so publicly, let Mr. Assange “escape” to a friendly country where he can live out his days in peace and perhaps still run his operation with some “Art of the Deal” negotiated limitations.
Instead he’s looking at a potential arrest warrant being issued by the US and an understanding that his term as a prisoner in the Ecuadorian Embassy is still an open-ended arrangement. Anderson Cooper played video of three incidences in the closing days of the campaign in which the candidate praised WikiLeaks, one in which he stated, “I love WikiLeaks.”
They discuss the change of the prosecutorial perspective between the Trump administration and his predecessor, although failing to note that Obama prosecuted twice as many journalists as all of the real presidents which preceded him combined.
Former Federal Prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin notes that it is illegal to possess classified information if you’re not authorized (unless your name is Clinton, Abedin or Mills), but as a policy matter, the Justice Department has always prosecuted the leakers, the people who gave the classified information, but they have not prosecuted the journalists. Fox News investigative journalist James Rosen would reject that as a patently and demonstrably false statement.
Toobin assesses the means by which they are negotiating the change of posture with regards to WikiLeaks as being one in which they aren’t being given the status of a media organization but are being morphed into a media/espionage hybrid.
Toobin disagrees with the claim by CIA Director Pompeo that because Assange is not a US citizen he is not entitled to First Amendment protections. He believes the strongest case against him is his possession of unauthorized classified materials, the case that they would not prosecute against the turncoat Hillary Clinton and her associates.
Why is President Trump willing to press legal action against Assange, given the beneficial role he played in his election and unwilling to prosecute a profiteering traitor and spy who sold out her country for power and financial windfalls?
Is it a cover to deflect a potential defense by Clinton of selective prosecution that is being prepared in advance of charging her to remove a potential argument for dismissal or appeal? That is likely the only explanation that would pass the smell test for the majority of Trump supporters.
After all, Trump may have him to thank for the presidency, but saving our nation is a much greater debt of gratitude that we the people, in large part, recognize. Exposing a crook attempting to perpetrate a crime, the theft of your nation, should be praised and celebrated; not prosecuted. Once again it seems there must be more to the story than meets the eye or what we are being told. This isn’t adding up.
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