It’s Official: Wikileaks is not a ‘Radical Transparency’ Org but a Trump-Russia Super PAC
Over a year ago, back in October of 2016 Donald Trump had said it: I love Wikileaks. Now we have proof that Wikileaks loves him too-though it’s been obvious for some time. I’ve noted in previous posts that Wikileaks has acted like Trump’s personal-and free-Super PAC for the last two years.
Check the tweets of both Wikileaks’ account and Julian Assange’s own personal account on any given day and you’ll see that loud and clear.
We keep learning of different members or supporters of the Trump campaign who had reached out to Wikileaks to hack Hillary’s emails or get oppo on her-Michael Flynn, Peter Smith, the Mercers, the head of Cambridge Analytica,
But now we have Wikileaks reaching out to the Trump campaign at the highest levels. And this allegedly radical transparency organization: offered Don Jr campaign advice for his father:
“The self-described radical transparency organization WikiLeaks told Donald Trump Jr. on Election Day that it would be “much more interesting” if his father challenged the election results if he lost to Hillary Clinton, instead of conceding victory, The Atlantic reported on Monday.”
“Hi Don if your father ‘loses’ we think it is much more interesting if he DOES NOT conceed [sic] and spends time CHALLENGING the media and other types of rigging that occurred—as he has implied that he might do,” Wikileaks wrote in a private Twitter message to Trump at around 6:30 p.m. on November 8.
“The messages were released by Trump Jr. on Monday after they were obtained by The Atlantic.”
“The discussion can be transformative as it exposes media corruption, primary corruption, PAC corruption, etc.,” Wikileaks added.
The one thing we can officially stick a pin in is the notion that Wikileaks is a radical transparency organization. Assange is a political operative of the Right.
“It is not clear why WikiLeaks, which has traditionally focused primarily on publishing hacked or leaked documents, would urge the Trump campaign to contest election results.”
“As the Intercept’s Robert Mackey noted in August, “in recent months, the WikiLeaks Twitter feed has started to look more like the stream of an opposition research firm working mainly to undermine Hillary Clinton than the updates of a non-partisan platform for whistleblowers.” Assange characterized Clinton as “a liberal war hawk” in an interview last summer.”
Colin Kahl, the former national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, offered one explanation: “We know Wikileaks is a pro-Russian front,” he tweeted. “We also know that Putin’s top goal, other than getting Trump elected, was to spread chaos & delegitimize the US election. That puts this Wikileaks DM to Don Jr in context.”
Assange has had pro Russian ties like the anti semite Israel Shamir for a long time.
Daniel Domscheit-Berg who was with Assange in the early years when perhaps it DID function to an extent as a transparency organization did admit that Assange had strange associations like Shamir even then.
That’s the Wikileaks side of it. For the Trump campaign side it’s equally damning. Lest we forget, the Trump campaign is being investigated for possibly colluding with the Russian government.
The revelations of these communications between Assange and Don Jr would seem to be game-set-match in showing collusion.
“Though Trump Jr. mostly ignored the frequent messages from WikiLeaks, he at times appears to have acted on its requests. When WikiLeaks first reached out to Trump Jr. about putintrump.org, for instance, Trump Jr. followed up on his promise to “ask around.” According to a source familiar with the congressional investigations into Russian interference with the 2016 campaign, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, on the same day that Trump Jr. received the first message from WikiLeaks, he emailed other senior officials with the Trump campaign, including Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, telling them WikiLeaks had made contact. Kushner then forwarded the email to campaign communications staffer Hope Hicks. At no point during the 10-month correspondence does Trump Jr. rebuff WikiLeaks, which had published stolen documents and was already observed to be releasing information that benefited Russian interests.”
I love Wikileaks!
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