|Donald Trump appeared to put more faith in WikiLeaks founder than in US intelligence agencies. Trump approvingly repeated in Twitter Assange’s claim that Russians had nothing to do with the hacked emails from the DNC and the Clinton campaign chairman, which were published by WikiLeaks. One of his tweets said: “Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta’ – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!”, while another quoted WikiLeaks founder as describing US media attack on the Russians “very dishonest”, adding: “More dishonest than anyone knows.”
Assange voiced his opinion on the problem in the interview given in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been living for over 4 years already. The country granted him an asylum after he faced sexual assault allegations in Sweden, which he denied and has not been charged with any crime.
The Australian computer expert remains under US criminal investigation for revelation of a pile of classified US documents, which the US classified as an act of aggression against the country. The transparency advocate clarified that the source of the DNC emails was not the Russian government or a state party. In response, the US intelligence agencies claimed that Russia could have passed the hacked files to WikiLeaks through intermediaries to divert attention.
A few days ago, Obama deported 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the election hacking. This move was criticized as premature by the Trump team, who praised Russia for not responding, noting that Putin was very smart. The president elect also promised to make public new facts over election hacking as soon as possible. In the meantime, investigations into the election hacking come and go, each having the potential to undermine the legitimacy of the Trump presidency. Posted by:
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
|posted by (2017-01-05 21:06:56)|
|it's official, the nutbag has taken over the asylum...|
|a must see ponint here|
|posted by (2017-01-06 10:03:05)|
|Assange has lost all credibility. I suppose being forced to live in a building for 3 years might drive anyone to abandon their principles, but he's so clearly in Russia's pocket it's absurd to assume anything he says is truthful anymore.|
|posted by (2017-01-06 10:16:47)|
|trouble is he was saying this about 2 months before the election, then the DNC got attacked twice more, and all attacks were sourced to within Russia, using a Russian language keyboard, and the is no KNOWN evidence that points anywhere else, nor has there ever been, not to mention that Trump called on russian to hack the US even after Russia was outted as having hacked the US. Julian Assange was given a chance to say what country or group hacked the US on "Real Time with Bill Maher", and on live TV he proved he was or atleast has recently become) a partisan hack, and make no bones about his dislike of Clinton saying grossly exaggerated claims like [Clinton] "palled up with the neocons responsible for the Iraq War and she’s grabbed on to this sort of neo-McCarthyist hysteria about Russia, and is using that to demonize the Trump campaign.” (as did and do most politicans and ironically so has Trump, except his hysteria is non-white foreigners), “we don’t have targets” while demanding Clinton Resign from the race “Hillary Clinton is receiving constant updates about my personal situation; she has pushed for the prosecution of WikiLeaks (so have almost all politicans who have ever talked about wikileaks)... and has openly said Clinton would start more wars and gets pleasure from killing people.|
anyone who thinks Assange was unbiased in in this election is ignorant
Anyone who thinks Assange wasn't trying to get Trump elected (whether directly, or de-facto via the elimination of the only other candidate, and really the only serious candidate.) is just delussional... i don't much like Clinton on military issues (like in 2007, wanting to keeping the use of first strike using nukes on iran on the table, but contrast that with trump who doesn't even understand nuclear weapons, or why they shouldn't be used [aside from being the pinnacle of terror-technology, which is why people worry about terrorists getting them; when the nazi's invented the nuke, they called it the terror-bomb] as well and many people did when they were still children, which which for someone ho lived through the cold war, to me, is inexcusable, children understand the concept of nukes, children, yet the next US president doesn't)
at the very least, Assange let it personal feelings about Hillary cloud his better judgement about the election, and in turn used Wikileaks as a political weapon rather than a global watchdog like they claim to be, and infact did used to be once upon a time, back in the days of Manning and Snowden... but since those days wikileak has been used as a political hack job, because that's what Assange has choosen to be.
|posted by (2017-01-06 10:43:07)|
|oh yeah, to add to the point of my first paragraph, on Real Time he was given a chance to say who did it (what country/group) and we said he wouldn't reveal his sources (that say to the contrary virtually everyone in the known, and half the US public, and most of the global public), despite the fact he was never asked who his sources were, only who or what country did the hack, since he was making the claim to the contrary, meaning the burden of proof in on him to prove his claim, i think the other half of the US public just doesn't want to believe it because then Trump is directly implicated in conspiracy to affect outcome of the election (an indictable offence on it own; using methodology that just barely falls short of the already historically set precident of treason, and the only reason that its not officially treason is because Russia isn't officially designated an enemy of the US (despite engaging in cyberwarfare, which in fairness probably goes both ways in secret, when it comes to cyber-warfare the US is still on the the world biggest offending nations, case and point stuxnet) via declaration an official of war which hasn't occurred since WW2).|
|Reading the comments on this clearly shows some desperation. A quick look around the web shows many people believe in aliens and a secret society of the 1% who run the planet but that Clinton may be dishonest? (Not possible) That Trump may not be a bigot Racist? (Not possible) That the Russians really didn't hack the election? (Not possible) Suggestion: Replay the pre media coverage of the election in full and with some honesty and self integrity determine against which candidate the smear campaign was actually directed. Even the media thought Clinton was an easy win right up to the starter gun as they thought they had influenced the people. There is no conspiracy here and to say there is, is to sell the people short because it was they who voted and just perhaps they are not so foolish as some may think them.|
|posted by (2017-01-06 18:14:51)|
|anyone who believes Russia was behind DNC or Podesta hack is really effing stupid. Take off your foil hat and get some sunshine if your mom lets you go outside. China Russia North Korea, Iran and many other countries as well as 1000s of teenagers and other individuals successfully hack the US GOV for over a decade. Yet somehow it's now a problem. It's only wishful thinking because the liberals thought they had successful destroyed the USA and could hold on to power even though they run the most corrupt whore ever to run for office. Pull your heads out of your asses and get a life. Trump kicked your ass, not the Russians. The American people are done with your stupidity and corruption.|
|mnutd23 clearly you are a brainwashed Trump supporter not to be taken seriously. This is what you wrote : China Russia North Korea, Iran and many other countries as well as 1000s of teenagers and other individuals successfully hack the US GOV for over a decade. ----> Oh really? And you have this information from where exactly? I'll tell you from where. From your deranged right-wing mindset which cannot differentiate between reality and what you fantasize.|
Then, of course you go on to blame liberals.. and pointing the finger at anyone and inventing absurd stories to distract from the high probability that Trump knew exactly that Putin was helping him into office. Trump is ill and NPD. He cannot lose, he doesn't know how to accept loss. Of course the Russians helped him into office. Putin understand all to well that Trump has NPD and saw an opportunity. By putting Hillary in a bad light, by constantly brining tons of lies about her into circulation, which gullible imbeciles like you bought, Trump would get elected and Putin would profit from his puppet. Hillary was correct about Trump all along. He is Putins puppet. And it's all about money. It's about deals which will enrich Russian and Republican oligarchs. MNUTD23 Time for YOU to pull your head outta your ass and see Trump for who he really!
|Elections last couple ones and this one saw a lot of agreements. However The US media saying Hillary was in the lead. Might wanna try to YouTube those media coverage again. Lots and lots of news casters were saying she was in the lead (however right underneath was pole results daily for Trump and it was close at first but as closer to election time numbers for Trump passed Hillary big time with news casters still saying she was in lead) I'm not picking on Hillary supporters. Saying the US media lies to make Americans think what they only want you to know. I'm not here to get in any arguments about who would be the better president. However a lot of Trump supporters kept in the dark. Didn't say who they were gonna vote for. Personally neither was a good candidate. But we got what we got. And no one will ever be happy with which President we get. Maybe there was some hacking. We'll probably find out like when they tell us whole truth behind area 51,jfk and Marilyn (people that know about that probably are dead and never told anyone what really happened. Yeah Trump was a sexist jersey in the past. Bill had affairs as governor than oral sex as president and got impeached. Lied on TV saying he didn't have sex. (um what comes after oral)? Bush went to wrong country for war. Obama pulled troops out to fast causing isis to grow from a couple 100 members during late 90's to a big terriost group now. No one is perfect. Not everybody is gonna agree. But don't believe everything you hear. Specially media. Saw the news post on here about fb gonna try to get rid of books media. Now that made me laugh.|
|Fake media stories sorry auto correct.|
|TRUMP! 2017 ... waa waa # 9 loser brainwashed? ud rather a commie or a criminal traitor rather than a successful self made global business man . whos the idiot here .... nothing wrong with the truth folks,assange seems to deliver it|
|#9 LOL what was Bill doing in a plain with a agent while Hillary was being looked at again for the emails? If you or me had a server connected top secrect in our house connected to white house and had emails. And being allowed to run for president while being investigated twice. We'd be thrown under a federal prison! And she was still allowed to run. And commie. Only other Democrat was Bernie. Want him? Might as well move to a communist country. And Hillary is responsible for him loosing and dropping out. The Clinton's are as dirty as you get. Where did she get her campaign money? After Bill was impeached why didn't we throw him out? Look up 200 mysterious deaths under Bills term. Why would he run a block then go to McDonald's? And $500 haircuts/week! Also he didn't fix the deficit. It appeared he did for 3 months if you look at charts. Besides the Clinton's can't even say the words terrorists or terrorism. Unless it's "this is not a act of" either of those words. Sick of idiots that believe everything they read or hear. Surprised you are able to find your way here. And sorry to this site. Yes vans, proxies are a great idea. Specially to use here. But if Gov. Wants you they will find you. Yeah sure Hotspots, neighbors... But you have a mac address they can hit too. Good luck spoofing that.||
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