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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:46 PM

Exclusive: Security reports reveal how Assange turned an embassy into a command post for election me

Source: CNN

Atlanta (CNN)New documents obtained exclusively by CNN reveal that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received in-person deliveries, potentially of hacked materials related to the 2016 US election, during a series of suspicious meetings at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

The documents build on the possibility, raised by special counsel Robert Mueller in his report on Russian meddling, that couriers brought hacked files to Assange at the embassy.

The surveillance reports also describe how Assange turned the embassy into a command center and orchestrated a series of damaging disclosures that rocked the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States.

Despite being confined to the embassy while seeking safe passage to Ecuador, Assange met with Russians and world-class hackers at critical moments, frequently for hours at a time. He also acquired powerful new computing and network hardware to facilitate data transfers just weeks before WikiLeaks received hacked materials from Russian operatives.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/15/politics/assange-embassy-exclusive-documents/index.html

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:30 PM

1. Smoking gun. No wonder the Equadorians wanted ol' stinky out of there.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:30 PM

2. Any American that thinks Wiki-Leaks is a good thing

is a traitor to this country and everything it stands for.

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Response to icymist (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:35 PM

4. The saddest part is: Wikileaks used to be a good organization and then turned evil.

At the beginning, they at least tried to be neutral. They fucked up lots of times (e.g. putting people into mortal danger by exposing sensitive secrets) but at least they tried to do good.

And then 2016 came and Wikileaks decided to take down the evil, evil Neocon Hillary Clinton. Not kidding, Wikileaks removed people from other projects and reassigned them to this one goal. Hillary Clinton was the enemy. And if you have watched old interviews with Assange, you can see that he hates HRC with a vengeance. Wikileaks didn't care who would win in 2016 as long as HRC would lose.

And all of a sudden Wikileaks gets hacked DNC-emails from a russian hacker.
And all of a sudden Wikileaks offers cooperation to Trump Jr. to launch a false-flag leak to fool the public into believing that Wikileaks is against Trump.
And all of a sudden Assange is offering dirt on democratic Senator Warner to Sean Hannity.
And all of a sudden Wikileaks is working with the notorious republican scumbag Roger Stone.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:40 PM

5. I doubt they ever had 'good intentions'.

All they were doing was creating that network, testing it, and then laying 'low' until the right time.

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Response to icymist (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:49 PM

8. No, I've read Assange's original manifesto and the original chat from their founding-days.

The Wikileaks-group were naive, fanatic idealists who thought that they would change the world and bring down evil regimes. They really wanted to be neutral and take down any evil guy, whoever it may be, wherever the facts will lead them.

And then they started playing geopolitical games and took it upon themselves to pick and choose which politician gets taken down and which does not get taken down.

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Response to icymist (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:48 PM

7. While it is true they were used by the Russians in this instance, you may wish to recall

Wikileaks at one time was the only source for information regarding the dark side of the Iraq and Afghan wars. Times change and I'm not defending the Russian hacking nor Assange's participation in that. He was not the only person involved in Wikileaks nor is his story the only event worthy of note.

I would also point out that there are un-named actors in the secret world who have done anything they could to revenge the release of the information about Iraq and Afghanistan. Your remark about patriotism obscures things which were done in our name by those who hide behind that accusation when it suits them.

The world and our place in it are somewhat more complicated than that, just ask the citizens of Chile, or Laos, or Iran, or Venezuela.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:02 PM

3. Kick and recommend for visibility.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:41 PM

6. Is he ever going to be extradited to the US?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:50 PM

15. It would be pointless while Tiny is occupying the White House.

He'd be immediately pardoned and then receive the Presidential Medal of Honor.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 11:19 PM

16. Sad to say, you're correct.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:36 PM

9. I'm about halfway through

Have to get back to work, but it's pretty extensive and detailed reporting.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:36 PM

10. He needs to never, ever see the light of day again.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:39 PM

11. This article is wild. Thanks for posting!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 07:09 PM

12. Um, doesn't Ecuador have some culpability?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:04 PM

13. Good reporting. Essential reading.

The timing of the DNC hack, etc...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:18 PM

14. Back to the top

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:55 AM

17. Did Mueller see these reports?

How old are they?

Did the FBI have any of the information in these reports before Comey's phoney announcement 11 days before the election? Wouldn't Ecuadorian security that gathered the information alert the FBI back when it happened that the U.S. election was being tampered with by Assange and Russians?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:52 PM

18. There are those who portray Assange's cowardly refuge on the embassy as akin

to "torture." That's akin to making inappropriate Holocaust comparisons.

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