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2016 Postmortem

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:02 PM Jun 2016

WikiLeaks to PUBLISH More Hillary Clinton Emails - Julian Assange [View all]

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has said his organisation is preparing to publish more emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while US secretary of state. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is under FBI investigation to determine whether she broke federal law by using her private email in sending classified information. A new WikiLeaks release of Clinton emails is likely to fan a controversy that has bedevilled her campaign and provide further ammunition for Donald Trump, her Republican presidential rival, who has used the issue to attack her.


Assange, a trenchant Clinton critic, said she was receiving constant personal updates on his situation. The WikiLeaks founder has been confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London since July 2012, when he sought asylum to avoid extradition. Assange is wanted in Sweden over allegations of rape dating from 2010, which he denies, but he has not been charged. A Stockholm district court upheld an arrest warrant against the Australian last month, saying there was still “probable cause for suspicion” against him. Assange said it was highly unlikely that the US attorney general, Loretta Lynch, would indict Clinton. “She’s not going to indict Hillary Clinton, that’s not possible. It’s not going to happen. But the FBI can push for concessions from a Clinton government,” he said. He has attacked Clinton as a “liberal war hawk”, claiming that WikiLeaks had published emails showing her to be the leading champion in office to push for the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, despite Pentagon reluctance.

“They predicted that the postwar outcome would be something like it is … she has a long history of being a liberal war hawk,” he said.

He also accused Google last week of helping Clinton in her presidential campaign, lumping together two of his bugbears. Google “is intensely aligned with US exceptionalism” and its employees will likely be rewarded if Clinton wins the presidential election come November, Assange told an international media forum in Moscow. His attacks on Clinton may be dismissed as highly partial, but the email controversy continues to dog her. An internal report last month found she had broken several government rules by using a private server rather than more secure official communication systems. The 78-page investigation by the inspector general of the state department singled out several previously unknown breaches while Clinton was secretary of state, including the use of mobile devices to conduct official business without checking whether they posed a security risk.



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Tick, tock, drip, drip, tick, tock......more to come Segami Jun 2016 #1
Yes, the Ayotollah loved Reagan and hated Carter. Keep cheering him on. Gomez163 Jun 2016 #2
First it was evil genius (before he got caught and jailed) Gucifer trying to leverage nothing. annavictorious Jun 2016 #9
tic toc MFM008 Jun 2016 #27
Get a kleenex. NCTraveler Jun 2016 #43
The far left is determined to ELECT Donald Trump wyldwolf Jun 2016 #3
The Third Way New Democrats are determined to ELECT Donald Trump Segami Jun 2016 #4
Julian Assange is THIRD WAY????? wyldwolf Jun 2016 #5
Lol. Only 4 more days still_one Jun 2016 #8
Poor rapey Julian, trying to stay relevant and busy. annavictorious Jun 2016 #15
Geee..... MrWendel Jun 2016 #52
bedevilled - great word AtomicKitten Jun 2016 #6
4 days still_one Jun 2016 #7
Oooh,...surprises for all,....goodie, goodie. Segami Jun 2016 #10
Post removed Post removed Jun 2016 #14
i will need to get popcorn still_one Jun 2016 #16
During the four remaining days, they'll be hiding behind feigned outrage over a lack of probity annavictorious Jun 2016 #11
Who are you talking about? Scootaloo Jun 2016 #26
Lordy, Lordy, Lordy RogueTrooper Jun 2016 #12
Get a hold of yourself and stop beating the horses.... Segami Jun 2016 #13
Kids will play. Duval Jun 2016 #17
So, would one civil rights march have been enough? pdsimdars Jun 2016 #41
Did you just compare a ginned up email scandal with marching for civil rights?!!!!?!!! RogueTrooper Jun 2016 #45
You didn't do well in algebra did you? It's called an abstract concept. pdsimdars Jun 2016 #47
It must be hard being so terribly smart RogueTrooper Jun 2016 #48
How clever pdsimdars Jun 2016 #50
Keep 'em coming Segami. Karma13612 Jun 2016 #18
It's "great news" that another rapist is trying to smear Hillary? -nt- Lord Magus Jun 2016 #33
he's been ACCUSED of rape. It's traditionally held that Democratic Exilednight Jun 2016 #53
Well the fact that he's become a fugitive from justice instead of facing the charges gives me pause. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #55
LOL - even rapist Assange says Hillary won't be indicted OKNancy Jun 2016 #19
Aaaah,.....next time, try reading the post.... Segami Jun 2016 #21
Oops... well you have fun for the next few days now OKNancy Jun 2016 #23
And you have "smug" for the next few days now. And always remember pdsimdars Jun 2016 #44
Has he been tried and conviceted of rape? If not why are you assuming he is? pdsimdars Jun 2016 #42
Since we're convicting without a trial, maybe Assange can commiserate with rapist Bill Clinton. Lizzie Poppet Jun 2016 #56
It might not be 'Hillary Secret Server'.... Read closely: 4139 Jun 2016 #20
Such a flawed candidate who expects Segami Jun 2016 #24
Couch surfer say what? Scurrilous Jun 2016 #22
OMG, the rant about Google is so bizarre, it's as if it was composed in his sleep. randome Jun 2016 #25
You mean the google subsidiary hired out to HRC's campaign? JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #28
What does that have to do with ANYTHING? randome Jun 2016 #34
I didn't have to look anything up, it is old news I remember. JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #35
Is it any wonder she wanted some privacy? Protalker Jun 2016 #29
She deserves privacy as long it has nothing to do with her service to the public. Ash_F Jun 2016 #38
And yet she wants a "Manhattan Project" to break everyone else's privacy Fumesucker Jun 2016 #40
More of same from same ucrdem Jun 2016 #30
DURec for Assange and WikiLeaks. bvar22 Jun 2016 #31
+1 kadaholo Jun 2016 #32
+ another Scuba Jun 2016 #39
Thank you, Julian Pastiche423 Jun 2016 #36
This is why we have FOIA laws Ash_F Jun 2016 #37
WikiLeaks exposed secret government warmongering and insider warprofiteering. Octafish Jun 2016 #46
More about this at JPR... davidlynch Jun 2016 #49
Julian just do it already. yodermon Jun 2016 #51
Isn't funny how none of these "unity-mongers" don't believe in innocent until proven guilty? VulgarPoet Jun 2016 #54
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