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Unnamed Sources Tell CNN Fake News: U.S. Officials Are Preparing Charges Against Julian Assange

I’m going out on a limb here and calling this one ‘fake news’ on behalf of CNN, Washpo and the other shills who are trying every trick in the bag to avenge the loss of Hillary Clinton and the hacking of John Podesta’s email box. This is all about vengeance. Nothing would delight Pizza Podesta more than visiting Assange inside of a maximum protected prison.

The article that I am about to reference by CNN Fake News, oddly leaves out the President as part of the American government. It’s as if he wasn’t even a factor in all this Wikileaks business. By the way, Trump is on record saying he ‘loved’ Wikileaks and used them as a news source, continuously throughout the campaign.


But according to unnamed sources, deep inside of the government, CNN says the United States are preparing charges against the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.

The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained wide attention for posting thousands of files stolen by the former US Army intelligence analyst now known as Chelsea Manning.

Prosecutors have struggled with whether the First Amendment precluded the prosecution of Assange, but now believe they have found a way to move forward.

During President Barack Obama’s administration, Attorney General Eric Holder and officials at the Justice Department determined it would be difficult to bring charges against Assange because WikiLeaks wasn’t alone in publishing documents stolen by Manning. Several newspapers, including The New York Times, did as well. The investigation continued, but any possible charges were put on hold, according to US officials involved in the process then.

The US view of WikiLeaks and Assange began to change after investigators found what they believe was proof that WikiLeaks played an active role in helping Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst, disclose a massive cache of classified documents.

Assange remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seeking to avoid an arrest warrant on rape charges in Sweden. In recent months, US officials had focused on the possibility that a new government in Ecuador would expel Assange and he could be arrested. But the left-leaning presidential candidate who won the recent election in the South American nation has promised to continue to harbor Assange.
Last week in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, CIA Director Mike Pompeo went further than any US government official in describing a role by WikiLeaks that went beyond First Amendment activity.

CNN cited comments made by the new CIA boss, Mike Pompeo, last week, who said “It’s time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.”

It’s obvious to anyone with a brain, the deep state, DNC and the CIA loathe Assange and would like nothing more than to see him rot in an American cell. Assange is no different from any reporter at any of our fantastic media organizations — relying upon sources to publish information. If we are going to toss Assange into a prison cell for publishing leaked documents, then what should we do with all of the journalists at the NY Times, Washpo and CNN —  who do that every single day of their miserable lives?

Here’s CNN peddling the false narrative that Russia was working in concert with Wikileaks, an assertion that has never been proven. In fact, the only attempt the government has made to date to tie Russian hacking to our elections turned out to be a comical farce, widely mocked and jeered as non-credible.

US intelligence agencies have also determined that Russian intelligence used WikiLeaks to publish emails aimed at undermining the campaign of Hillary Clinton, as part of a broader operation to meddle in the US 2016 presidential election. Hackers working for Russian intelligence agencies stole thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee and officials in the Clinton campaign and used intermediaries to pass along the documents to WikiLeaks, according to a public assessment by US intelligence agencies.

CNN then pivoted to today’s presser with Attorney General, Jeff Sessions — providing the smoking gun evidence they needed to confirm that the government was, in fact, going to file charges against Assange.

“We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks,” he said. “This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious. So yes, it is a priority. We’ve already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.

Notice how he never actually mentioned Assange or Wikileaks? Here’s the clip. You be the judge.

CNN then tried to get confirmation from Assange’s attorney —  but got nothing instead.

“We’ve had no communication with the Department of Justice and they have not indicated to me that they have brought any charges against Mr. Assange,” said Assange’s lawyer, Barry Pollack. “They’ve been unwilling to have any discussion at all, despite our repeated requests, that they let us know what Mr. Assange’s status is in any pending investigations. There’s no reason why Wikileaks should be treated differently from any other publisher.”

Pollack said WikiLeaks is just like the Washington Post and the New York Times, which routinely publish stories based on classified information. WikiLeaks, he says, publishes information that is in “the public’s interest to know not just about the United States but other governments around the world.”

This sums up how I feel about the matter.

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37 comments

  1. 12jc

    And the cameleon Trump picked Jeff Sessions to be the US AG. How Interesting. We seem to have a pattern here.

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  2. heckler

    Sessions is such a creepy old southern bastard. I hate him! His swamp ass has been in the chair too damn long.

    Assange has been on the lam for raping that young blonde teen in Sweden I guess… Not sure what to make of that. Anyone?

    BUT even though wiki leaks cuts both ways – and they may very well have been played by Rooskie Intel – I don’t want to see his pale ass locked up any time soon.

    In the information age, we need as much information as we can get! Re: the Clinton Camp Leaks – while all you fuckers have pizza on your lizard brains, those leaks plainly showed that Bernie was the right and true candidate to challenge Trump. Respek.

    And I’m still a huge Snowden fan. Mr. President, pardon Snowden so that he can get the fuck out of Moscow and come back home already.

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    • Dr. Fly

      Heckler

      You’re like 15 yrs old. Too young to hate or pretend to know anything.

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      • heckler

        Lies, damn lies, and Flys.

        I’m thirty-six you bitches and I know the way!!

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        • Dr. Fly

          Didn’t you just say you were in HS last week?

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          • probucks

            yep. As an avid reader of the coonery that unfolds in the comment section, I must admit I firmly remember that HS comment as well.

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          • metalleg

            I believe he’s 36 and still in high school.

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          • bob smith

            I don’t know how old or smart Heckler really is but he learned to read and write by watching South Park, so there’s that…

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          • The Maven

            “I hate him!” And I am going to stomp my feet and yell until someone listens to me! Pathetic people…

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    • frog

      It’s hard to know whether Bernie could have beaten Trump. He never faced the GOP rage machine, so he has no idea what Hillary went through. Trump liked him and successfully played him as a tool to make Hillary look much much worse than she actually is. If the GOP attacked him the way they did HRC, Bernie might not have survived either.

      That being said, I preferred Bernie’s policies to Hillary’s.

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      • metalleg

        No one here gives a fuck what you prefer. Go tell your mom’s left tit what you think.

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      • bob smith

        Um, it’s not possible to make Hillary look worse than she really is. There is no worse than she really is.

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      • The Maven

        If a centrist (pandering to the left, but still a centrist) like Clinton could get beaten by Trump, imagine what would have happened to an old Jewish communist from the Brooklyn School. This is a conservatard country, not a libtard one. Clueless…

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  3. chuck bennett

    Dude didn’t rape anyone you stupid child.

    From that video, Assange is not on the hook.

    Regards

    Chuck Bennett

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    • frog

      None of us have any idea if Assange is guilty of rape or not. We weren’t there in the situation.

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      • metalleg

        No one knows if you’re a pediphile.

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      • The Maven

        You pal the failed heckler said “Assange is on the lam for raping that young blonde teen in Sweden”. That child is a bigger jackass than you are, Froggie and that is quite an accomplishment! Typical leftist, First Amendment and due process be damned, man the bike locks.

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  4. cancel19

    Sounds like the weak desperate grabbing at straws!

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  5. heckler

    Goddamn it! This is all because iron bird accuses me of having a “pedo avatar.” When I was in high school I told my teacher wanted to be in a riot, and I still do. I’ll go fuck up those ninja bitch-ass anarchists and those base metal stick bitches.

    I thought you were my friend fly. You told me I’d see the matrix and fourty and sometimes that’s all that keeps me going. I can’t belive you you guys thought I was in high school.

    I’m on this site trading stocks everyday for Christ’s sakes.

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    • frog

      This is the Internets. Friends are in real life, people who see you and talk to you for real. Internet people will insult you obscenely any day of the week, for no reason whatsoever. Half of them live to insult other people for no reason.

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    • frog

      Most people here don’t remember much of what anyone else says here. Maybe someone just has some vague memory of the words “high school.” Comments here are not some judgment of your character, brains, or views. Just Internet comment stuff, passing the time, usually not remembering very much from one thread to the next.

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      • heckler

        I don’t believe any of that shit

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        • The Maven

          Didn’t read this one, best to just let you two shitheads babble amongst yourselves. LOL.

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  6. heckler

    If I was in high school I’d be a mother fucking phenominal prodegy. I’m the only one bringing a semblebce of the “let’s see it from both sides” on iBankCoin. I’m the modicum of the middle that most readers belive but don’t comment.

    Everyone else on this site is as busy as fuck, cucking it up the butt with today’s news. Or spewing stream of consciousness mescalin poetry.

    Fuck off!

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    • bob smith

      You’re not going to make any friends here emulating (S)Peaches who also believes that he’s the smartest kid in the world living in their mom’s basement.

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    • The Maven

      At this point this is nothing more than a petulant child stomping feet.

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  7. Dr. Fly

    I’m everyone’s friend, even Frog’s.

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    • heckler

      I like Frog. How could you up the comunity or social aspects of iBC? You’re talking about revamping the comments.

      I’d be a fan of pictures cus there’s lots I wanna post. But you’ll never be able to catch all the factionous hate and child porn your traffic would produce lol.

      Maybe direct messaging? Could be a good next step.

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      • The Maven

        Pictures?Just come out and say that you have a difficult time communicating unless it is with memes created by other people. At least be honest about your blatant assholery.

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  8. sarcrilege

    I’m going out on a limb here and calling this one NOT ‘fake news’. It’s for realz. “They”, including “can we drone this guy” dipshit, want Assange for so long, the deep state will try to get him. This is just a trial balloon.

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    • bob smith

      I have little doubt that if there is any dirt on Trump whatsoever, Assange has it. If Trump suicides him, that will be why.

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      • frog

        Assange probably had dirt on both sides. If he was working for Trump & Russia, he would only release the stuff on Hillary, because it would helped Russia elect Trump.

        Trump might be worried that Assange could blackmail him now, with dirt he still has on Trump.

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    • The Maven

      They already did try to assassinate him. Remember the spook a few months back who had scaled the embassy exterior and was attempting to break in? Amazing that the police could not apprehend him, eh?

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      • cricket

        Kudos Dr Fly.

        Most Internet news portals and news blogs have unwittingly become echo chambers for the massive, full throated, disinformation campaign being waged by the fake MSM News/Media Matters/Soros propaganda machine against the current administration. No doubt billions are pledged to this effort.

        Not your website, however.

        The MSM Fake News are unraveling the very fabric of the flow of truthful information at the moment – this subversion must be rooted out at every opportunity.

        I congratulate you sir!

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