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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:33 PM

WikiLeaks to Trump Jr.: 'Our offer of being ambassador to the US still stands'

Source: The Hill



BY JONATHAN EASLEY - 11/14/17 12:11 PM EST

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange went public Tuesday with his pitch to Donald Trump Jr., saying his election-year offer to be an ambassador to the U.S. as an advocate for whistleblowers is still on the table.




Trump Jr. has given his private Twitter correspondences with WikiLeaks over to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Some of those correspondences leaked to the Atlantic on Monday, so Trump Jr. released them on Twitter.




WikiLeaks, which published emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, before last year’s election, pushed Trump Jr. in the private messages to tweet out links to their work and to check out some of the campaign dirt that they’d come across.

Trump Jr. did not respond to most of the messages from WikiLeaks, but the contact has only added to the scrutiny surrounding the Trump campaign and possible ties to Russia.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/360291-wikileaks-to-trump-jr-our-offer-of-being-ambassador-to-the-us

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Reply WikiLeaks to Trump Jr.: 'Our offer of being ambassador to the US still stands' (Original post)
DonViejo Tuesday OP
emmett grogan Tuesday #1
Zambero Tuesday #2
nocalflea Tuesday #3
fierywoman Tuesday #5
nocalflea Tuesday #9
fierywoman Tuesday #10
Botany Tuesday #4
madaboutharry Tuesday #6
muriel_volestrangler Tuesday #7
DonViejo Tuesday #12
muriel_volestrangler Tuesday #13
DonViejo Tuesday #17
muriel_volestrangler Tuesday #21
brush Tuesday #27
bronxiteforever Tuesday #8
SunSeeker Tuesday #11
DetlefK Tuesday #16
Bragi2 Tuesday #20
genxlib Tuesday #14
greatauntoftriplets Tuesday #15
emmett grogan Tuesday #18
Initech Tuesday #19
Hekate Tuesday #22
L. Coyote Tuesday #23
FakeNoose Tuesday #24
Blue_Tires Tuesday #25
bagelsforbreakfast Tuesday #26
JDC Tuesday #28

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:37 PM

1. Julian Assange does not serve himself very well. I am shocked he'd even contact Donnie JR.....

 

but I'd also bet Donnie Jr is even more shocked.

The first two paragraphs of the article itself seem almost from the onion.................. hmmmmmmmmm......

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:37 PM

2. Do those DC luxury Wiki-suites include five prostitutes as well?

Let those whistles blow, and.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:43 PM

3. Hilarious.

" I could open a hotel style embassy in DC with luxury immunity suites for whistleblowers. "

Trump's D.C. hotel would be perfect.

Is Assange trolling Jr. ?

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Response to nocalflea (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:51 PM

5. D'ya think?

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:57 PM

9. Who knew Assange has a sense of humor ?

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Response to nocalflea (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:00 PM

10. Cultivating a sense of humor might be a way to survive being house-bound

for all those years. He's probably pretty fluent in Spanish, too, by now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:51 PM

4. So only three acts of treason and criminality and that makes it OK Trump Jr.?

People should click on the link and read the blown up version of
Trump Jr's twitter exchange .... very damning.

Russia/Wikileaks massage

"Hiya. It would be great if you guys could comment on/or push this story"

15 minutes later Trump Sr. posted a link to the Wikileaks story.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:52 PM

6. Donald Trump Jr. is too stupid to know

that ONE response is one too many.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:54 PM

7. That would be "Russian ambassador to the US", presumably - shouldn't he be talking to Putin? (nt)

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:03 PM

12. Rachel Maddow last night, laid out what the whole idea was about...

Wikileaks was promoting the idea of Assange being the U.S. Ambassador from Australia. They even laid out talking points for Trump, Sr. to raise with the Australian PM; one being, "he's the most famous Austrailian in the world!"

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:13 PM

13. So he wasn't just trolling today - he was trolling last year?

Jeez, Assange is even more of an arsehole than I thought.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:41 PM

17. Assuming I understand the term, "trolling" correctly,...

I'm not certain it's that. Rachel presented it as something Wikileaks was serious about at that time so, I'm going to assume today's tweet wasn't. OTOH, today's tweet could just be Assange kicking sand on the original request for the appointment.

troll2
trōl/Submit
verb
gerund or present participle: trolling
1.
informal
make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.
"if people are obviously trolling then I'll delete your posts and do my best to ban you"

2.
fish by trailing a baited line along behind a boat.
"we trolled for mackerel"

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:16 PM

21. The idea of an incoming US government suggesting other countries' ambassadors

goes against all diplomatic practice, and it looks like Assange trying to get Junior to make a fool of himself. When the suggestion is someone that Australia, as an intelligence partner of the USA, UK etc., will loathe (and is probably embarrassed to be the home country of), it really looks like a prank. Not exactly 'trolling', I suppose, but close enough.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:09 PM

27. A dumb a-hole at that. Why would he think anyone is interested in him being an ambassador?

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He must've gone batty after being housebound for so many years to think such a thing would ever be considered.

He's an apparent Russian agent and fugitive.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:56 PM

8. I bet Assange would forgo a salary too if you gave him US gov computer access.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:02 PM

11. It appears Assange has untreated syphilis causing brain damage.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:33 PM

16. Solitary confinement can destroy a person.

"Hell is other people." That proverb means that we hate to be around other people because they constantly criticize us.

But that criticism is what keeps us grounded.

For how many years has Assange now lived in his self-imposed exile? Without ANYBODY who would take him down a notch once in a while?

Poor guy has become delusional.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:00 PM

20. Assange lives in a bubble, though not in seclusion

An interesting point. My hesitation in agreeing is that Assange is one of the most talked-about people on earth, and given his core contentiousness to so many, a lot of the talking that he reads, sees and hears about -- maybe even most of it -- is very negative. I'm therefore doubtful that he experiences the same kind of delusions normally associated with a solitary confinement prisoner. But I agree with you that his confinement in London does not promote his mental health in any way. He is now probably a damaged person. Personally, I can't imagine being locked up inside an office suite in a B-class office building, for years and years and years. What makes it substantially better than prison for Assange is that he seems to have total (two-way) access the Internet and to other media, and people can visit him en suite without any apparent restrictions. That's yuge.

- B

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:20 PM

14. Translated...

I am still waiting for my "Quid" since you got your "pro Quo"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:25 PM

15. Did Assange make those rape charges disappear into thin air?

He certainly has a high opinion of himself. What are his qualifications for ambassador? About as good as mine, presumably.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:49 PM

18. I nominate you!!!!!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:59 PM

19. Julian Assange is a terrorist. He's an enemy of the state.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:53 PM

22. I hope Beavis can't sleep at night after this trollage from Assange

That is all

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:09 PM

23. Poor Baby, tired of living in a closet without an exit door?

Know that the whole world weeps with you.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:01 PM

24. I think this is a strange form of humor, but I can't be sure

If anyone knows Julian Assange personally, please set me straight on this. Apparently he thinks he knows Junior well enough to joke around with him. (He doesn't and this isn't funny. It's weird and pathetic.)

But Assange lives in a strange world with no real friends so he must think that strangers who read his tweets are actually his "friends." He's been a troll for so long that he doesn't know how to not troll. That's how I'm reading this, but I could be wrong.

As for Junior, it seems that he's flattered enough to receive an email from a world-famous person and he saves it in his archive. If I ever got an email from Julian Assange, I'd never see it because it would go directly into my spam file and be deleted.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:57 PM

25. Fuck that guy... Seriously

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:05 PM

26. Where is Assange getting all his money?

When Wikileaks first made news I was for it till he turned into a Trump shill.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:36 PM

28. Trump Treason Tower Hotel, Washington, DC

Grand Opening January, 2019

Maybe they can claim imminent domain over the mall and build there. Pretty flat.

*I am of course making fun of trump, not actual whistleblowers and their potential need for safe haven


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