Nigel Farage Visits Julian Assange Then Does a Jeff Sessions
Jeff Sessions as we saw yesterday wants to crack down on pot again.
But Jeff Sessions favorite gambit to questions he can’t answer like what was he and the Russian envoy talking about in his office in September-is to just say ‘I don’t remember.’
Nigel Farage visited Assange yesterday. As he was leaving the building someone asked what he was meeting Assange for. His answer? I don’t remember.
Literally leaving the building but he forgets the reason for his visit. It’s like you see me walking down the street and ask me where I’m going and I say ‘I forgot.’
As noted in the last post, Farage isn’t content to screwup his own country-as he did in that Brexit mess. He also has been dipping into our elections. He was campaigning with Trump during the election.
Trump has been silent on Wikileaks hack of the CIA. Think about that. This is the first time in our history where a President literally had not one word of outrage or condemnation of our intelligence agencies.
After all, why would Trump be mad at Assange? He had a big hand in his election. I know some people insist that all the leaked emails made no difference, but consider this: The Wikileaks emails were the most covered story of the 2016 election, just ahead of the email server.
So my guess is Farage was talking about a plan to get Assange out of all the trouble he’s in as a reward. Indeed, Assange continues to tweet out pro Trump propaganda everyday. shouldn’t such a faithful advocate be rewarded?
Max Boot speaks of Assange joining the Administration.
He argues that Assange is Trump’s intel service. Remember when Assange at one point talked about releasing some huge database of people on Twitter? Glenn Greenwald blandly said he thinks that’s a bad idea-after being pushed on it, as he always defends Assange.
Maybe Farage was there to offer him a job to lead Trump’s own intel agency.
As for Farage, it turns out that he has a history with Assange-who let’s be clear is not a leftist and never was a leftist despite the ignorance of the Bernie or Busters.
“Emails leaked to Business Insider show longstanding links between Nigel Farage and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange.”
“Farage visited the Ecuadorean Embassy yesterday but declined to say whether he had met Assange, who lives in exile there.”
“UKIP has campaigned in the European Parliament on behalf of Assange.”
Asked why he was there, Farage replied that he couldn’t remember what he was doing in the building and added that “I never discuss where I go or who I see.”
However, emails leaked to Business Insider reveal that UKIP under Farage’s leadership had longstanding links to Assange.
“In February 2011, after a European Arrest Warrant had been issued in a case in which prosecutors sought to question Assange in connection with a sexual assault allegation, UKIP repeatedly reached out to Assange to see how they could work together. Assange has not been charged in the case.”
“The office of UKIP MEP Gerard Batten contacted Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephen’s about “the possibility of meeting Mr Julian Assange.”
They added: “So far, UKIP London has been only British political party to openly support Mr Assange fight against EAW and his freedom of speech, and we would very much like to continue doing so.”
More proof that Assange is not a leftist. Why of all parties in the UK was UKIP the only party to support Assange? What are Assange’s ties to UKIP?
Assuming you need even more proof Assange is not a leftist:
“In the wake of the WikiLeaks frenzy, Assange often tried to clarify where he stood politically. His simultaneous embrace of leftist icons such as Noam Chomsky and right-wing libertarians seemed to indicate that he was open to ideas from either end of the political spectrum, so long as they were directed against authoritarianism. Finally, in 2013, Assange proclaimed, “The only hope as far as electoral politics presently … is the libertarian section of the Republican Party.”
“Yet even that declaration was misleading. In practice, Assange has a history of working closely with forces far more radical than the Republican Liberty Caucus. Late in 2012, Assange announced the formation of the WikiLeaks Party in Australia. The party nominated Senate candidates in three states, with Assange running for office in Victoria. (He stumped via Skype from his refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy.) It had been expected that WikiLeaks would ultimately throw its support to the Green Party—especially after the party’s National Council voted in favor of such a move. Instead, WikiLeaks aligned with a collection of far-right parties. One was the nativist Australia First, whose most prominent figure was a former neo-Nazi previously convicted of coordinating a shotgun attack on the home of an Australian representative of Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress. Members of the WikiLeaks Party blamed the flap on an “administrative error”; mass resignations from the party’s leadership followed. Those who quit cited a lack of transparency in the party’s operations, and some pointed to remarks Assange had made blasting a Green Party proposal to reform Australia’s harsh treatment of asylum seekers. For his part, Assange welcomed the walkout, saying that it had eliminated elements that were “holding the party back.” He won 1.24 percent of the vote.”
Back to UKIP’s defense of Assange:
The Farage-led Europe of Freedom and Democracy group subsequently tabled a motion attacking “the possible abuse of the European Arrest Warrant for political purposes.”
“Sitting alongside Farage, Batten called for the Parliament to debate Assange’s arrest warrant.”
“Is the Assange case about the alleged crimes committed or is it about the desire of America to extradite him from a compliant European country?” Batten asked MEPs.
“When the European Parliament denied the chance for a debate on Assange, Batten later called them “contemptible.”
“In an appearance on Russian state broadcaster Russia Today, Batten also labelled the attempts to extradite Assange as a “legalised kidnap.”
On Russia Today. Where else?
Again, the question is what are the specific ties between Assange and UKIP? It suggests that they shared a Right wing nationalist agenda.
“Farage has also advocated on behalf of Assange since Wikileaks’ involvement in the US presidential election.
“Speaking on his LBC radio show in January, Farage repeated Assange’s denial of Russian involvement in the hacking of the DNC and Hilary Clinton during the election.”
“Julian Assange … is absolutely clear that all the information he has got is not from Russian sources,” Farage said.
This strong claim from Assange or anyone else never made any sense. Assange-claims-to just passively leak stuff people put in his mailbox without ever knowing the source. If this is true, how does he know whether or not his source was Russia?
The question of Farage’s trip to meet Assange was raised at a White House press conference on Thursday.
“Trump spokesman Sean Spicer was asked whether Farage had visited Assange “on behalf” of Trump. Spicer did not answer the question, saying only that “I don’t keep [Farage’s] schedule. I generally don’t worry about what’s going on across the pond.”
You might think that Assange’s activities and meetings were of concern to the White House. After all, Assange just compromised CIA security. But you’d be wrong.
Max Boot suggests Assange is part of the Trump Administration-his real intel agency.
Maybe that was what Farage and Assange met regarding yesterday: to offer him a job in Trump’s WH for intelligence.
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