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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:54 PM

 

IN LEAKED CHATS, WIKILEAKS DISCUSSES PREFERENCE FOR GOP OVER CLINTON, RUSSIA, TROLLING...

Source: The Intercept

ON A THURSDAY afternoon in November 2015, a light snow was falling outside the windows of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, despite the relatively warm weather, and Julian Assange was inside, sitting at his computer and pondering the upcoming 2016 presidential election in the United States.

In little more than a year, WikiLeaks would be engulfed in a scandal over how it came to publish internal emails that damaged Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and the extent to which it worked with Russian hackers or Donald Trump’s campaign to do so. But in the fall of 2015, Trump was polling at less than 30 percent among Republican voters, neck-and-neck with neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and Assange spoke freely about why WikiLeaks wanted Clinton and the Democrats to lose the election.

“We believe it would be much better for GOP to win,” he typed into a private Twitter direct message group to an assortment of WikiLeaks’ most loyal supporters on Twitter. “Dems+Media+liberals woudl then form a block to reign in their worst qualities,” he wrote. “With Hillary in charge, GOP will be pushing for her worst qualities., dems+media+neoliberals will be mute.” He paused for two minutes before adding, “She’s a bright, well connected, sadistic sociopath.”



Read more: https://theintercept.com/2018/02/14/julian-assange-wikileaks-election-clinton-trump/



By the way, here's Assange in 2016 lying about not having any preference:
"WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Says He Does Not Support Clinton Or Trump
Posted By Tim Hains
On Date July 25, 2016"
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/07/25/julian_assange_says_he_does_not_support_clinton_or_trump.html

No wonder Wikileaks didn't leak any Trump-related documents.
Wikileaks along with Russia was a SUPER-PAC for Trump.

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Reply IN LEAKED CHATS, WIKILEAKS DISCUSSES PREFERENCE FOR GOP OVER CLINTON, RUSSIA, TROLLING... (Original post)
Upstate One Feb 2018 OP
GaryCnf Feb 2018 #1
OKNancy Feb 2018 #2
Upstate One Feb 2018 #4
SkyDaddy7 Feb 2018 #29
SkyDaddy7 Feb 2018 #30
procon Feb 2018 #3
Wellstone ruled Feb 2018 #5
YessirAtsaFact Feb 2018 #19
Wellstone ruled Feb 2018 #25
Botany Feb 2018 #6
djacq Feb 2018 #7
Upthevibe Feb 2018 #8
still_one Feb 2018 #9
yardwork Feb 2018 #10
joshcryer Feb 2018 #11
JCanete Feb 2018 #13
joshcryer Feb 2018 #17
JCanete Feb 2018 #28
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #12
Cha Feb 2018 #32
Blue_Tires Feb 2018 #14
Cha Feb 2018 #33
Lithos Feb 2018 #15
Blue_Tires Feb 2018 #16
joshcryer Feb 2018 #18
Cha Feb 2018 #34
unblock Feb 2018 #20
Cha Feb 2018 #35
TomVilmer Feb 2018 #21
mcar Feb 2018 #22
Cha Feb 2018 #36
Blue_Tires Feb 2018 #23
calimary Feb 2018 #24
Scurrilous Feb 2018 #26
C_U_L8R Feb 2018 #27
Cha Feb 2018 #31
Stardust1 Feb 2018 #37

Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:57 PM

1. Even though most of us knew

This was true, seeing it in their own words is almost blood curdling.

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:58 PM

2. Surprised this is in the intercept. n/t

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:05 PM

4. The Intercept is good if you exclude Glenn Greenwald

 

Greenwald (who love Putin) is what keeps lots of people from reading the website.

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Response to Upstate One (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:12 AM

29. Yeah, I will admit...

It has only been recently that Ive begun checking out what they’re reporting. But I can’t help wondering what I can trust coming from The Intercept knowing Greenwald is an editor & I know for a fact he has no problem at all spinning reality to fit the narrative he wants to tell, putting words in people’s mouths & outright lying especially if he disagrees with the person, persons or group he is reporting on...And most certainly if he doesn’t like them for whatever the reason!! Plus, his obvious disdain for the US, it’s military & Intel Agencies taken all together renders anything he has to say completely untrustworthy & suspect.

The reason I’ve begun paying cautious attention to The Intercept now is after all of Greenwald’s disgusting claims the Russians had absolutely nothing to do with anything that happened during the 2016 election The Intercept still published the documents leaked to them by Reality Winner that not only alerted the American public the Russians were far more involved in the 2016 election than our government had told us up to that point...It exposed Glenn Greenwald as the biased journalistic FRAUD he is!!!

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Response to Upstate One (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:14 AM

30. BTW-Welcome to DU...

If you’re not new but just a low poster then

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:01 PM

3. Looks like Trump forgot to list WikiLeaks as a campaign asset. nt

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:15 PM

5. Why waste time with Wikileaks,

their Severs are all Russian.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:18 PM

19. Did you mean servers are all Russian?

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:57 PM

25. Yupper. And Russia.

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:18 PM

6. Wikileaks Russia

n/t

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:34 PM

7. Assanges Days are numbered

“A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia”

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Response to djacq (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:39 PM

8. Thanks for the post...

I'll bookmark...

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:52 PM

9. I hope the racist POS lives the rest of his days either in the Ecuadorian embassy or a prison cell

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:53 PM

10. Assange perpetuated the scripts against Hillary.

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:17 PM

11. Surprise! They are transphobes. The intercept leaves out a lot of the messages, too.

Last edited Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:08 PM - Edit history (1)

Go here to look at how atrocious they really are: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4378830-Excerpts-From-Private-WikiLeaks-Twitter-Group.html

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:45 PM

13. "they" is a far more mixed bag than you suggest. Some are putting a lot of effort into

explaining the need for people to be able to self-identify as the gender they claim.

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Response to JCanete (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:09 PM

17. I assume "Wikileaks" is Assange.

But I don't know for sure. The posts by "Wikileaks" are extremely patronizing and insulting, and it is of no surprise whatsoever to me that Manning was used by Assange and his cohorts.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:47 PM

28. ah, I see. Sorry for the misunderstanding. nt

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:45 PM

12. Oct. 2016 Colbert did a great opening

about this...spot on and funny.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 04:23 AM

32. "Fly WikiPigeon!"!

Was that Colbert as ass-ange?

lol.. 6 years in that cubby hole instead of facing the music.

Mahalo BP

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:47 PM

14. LOL at that!

Seeing Greenwald on twitter actively undercut and discredit ONE OF HIS OWN FUCKING REPORTERS, AGAIN(!) gives me the warm fuzzies all inside!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 04:27 AM

33. Hey B_T.. now it

gjves the warm fuzzies! lol

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:57 PM

15. Assange is narcissistic sociopath

he has a strong image of himself with more importance than he has. His sexist and domineering attitudes towards women are based on his feelings of superiority. Truth is, he is the one easily controlled. His lies are easily shown as such. His type of uber-simplistic libertarian-anarchy is usually nothing more than a convenient tool easily controlled and manipulated by those who played up on his need for attention.

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:04 PM

16. So PLEASE for the love of CHRIST

Let no DUer ever try defending these jaggoffs ever again, period... I don't CARE what good works they were pulling off a decade ago...



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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:14 PM

18. What good works? The cables didn't shed much light on anything.

The "collateral murder" video did not lead to any prosecutions at all (indeed, it led more to a discussion of rules of engagement and justifying death from above).

They have done nothing but whatever benefits themselves.

And it amuses me that anti-statists would be pro-Russian because of their "small economy."

That "small economy" has been slowly annexing countries and has the second* largest arsenal of nukes on the planet.

(* I know they claim more than the US but I suspect their program is under disrepair and is not real)

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 04:35 AM

34. I saw one doing it the

other day around here.

This OP is Bookmarked and Journaled.

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:29 PM

20. ha! wikileaks gets wikileaked! wikid!

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Response to unblock (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 04:37 AM

35. IKR! wonder who did

us that favor?!

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:32 PM

21. Since Trump is a very public figure....

... there are around 14.000 documents about him at Wikileaks. Sorry - but arguments like that are easy to check. Please do that before posting, thanks!

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:34 PM

22. No surprise, but good to see it documented

And to think there were Assange fans here.

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Response to mcar (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 04:40 AM

36. I saw one the other day..

too bad I didn't have this handy.

Well now it's Bookmarked and in my journal.

mcar

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:38 PM

23. Please check out Lee's twitter feed

He's posting more dirt than I could ever hope to link to here

https://twitter.com/micahflee

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:41 PM

24. Welcome to DU, Upstate One!

Nothing surprising.

Why is that rat Assange still living under that embassy protection in London? Why don't they kick him out? Why haven't they kicked him out, already?

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:00 PM

26. K&R

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:02 PM

27. It's Valentine's

and Donny LOVES Wikileaks !!!

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 04:14 AM

31. I saw someone on here the other

day standing up for this asshole.

Thank you for this, Upstate One.

Bookmarked and in the Journal.

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 09:28 AM

37. I just read the whole message transcript.

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What a manipulative, bitter creep. Assange is an "ends justifies the means" type by the look of it. A jaded crook who thinks everyone is as morally bankrupt as he is.

This is pretty damning. It pretty much confirms he's been manipulating the puplic and co-ordinating cyber attacks.

Glad the truth is coming out, bit by bit.

EDIT: People are saying on the articles twitter that Assanges comments weren't sexist/racist. I'm very quickly losing my faith in humanity.

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