A lot of this I didn’t know –
Assange earned the enmity of the Democratic Party establishment by publishing 70,000 hacked emails belonging to the Democratic National Committee and senior Democratic officials. The emails were copied from the accounts of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. The Podesta emails exposed the donation of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, two of the major funders of Islamic State. It exposed the $657,000 that Goldman Sachs paid to Hillary Clinton to give talks, a sum so large it can only be considered a bribe. It exposed Clinton’s repeated mendacity. She was caught in the emails, for example, telling the financial elites that she wanted “open trade and open borders” and believed Wall Street executives were best positioned to manage the economy, a statement that contradicted her campaign statements. It exposed the Clinton campaign’s efforts to influence the Republican primaries to ensure that Donald Trump was the Republican nominee. It exposed Clinton’s advance knowledge of questions in a primary debate. It exposed Clinton as the principal architect of the war in Libya, a war she believed would burnish her credentials as a presidential candidate.
Journalists can argue that this information, like the war logs, should have remained hidden, but they can’t then call themselves journalists.
but we must remember how far even the Obama administration went to make this happen
to Assange. They sent KERRY to UK presumably making demands to totally disrupt any
internet accommodation he still had – along the way his top lawyer seemed to have decided
to jump in front of a railway train – and that President Moreno replaced a former President
who had affirmed asylum for Assange at their Embassy in UK.
UK was obviously working in interests of US government to extradite Assange.
More than anything looks like they are torturing Assange because they understand that
the world supports Assange and a free press against the fascism of USA/CIA and its
influence on other nations – they cannot allow Assange to retain his intelligence which
has already defeated them more than once.
Also looks like MANAFORT was involved in influencing the new president of Ecuador –
Jul 21, 2018 · The concealed actual purpose of the president ’s trip is to meet with British officials to finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange , in
The flagrant defiance of law and international protocols in the persecution of Assangettps://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-coming-show-trial-of-julian-assange/) is legion. In April 2019, Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno capriciously terminated Assange’s right of asylum at the London embassy, where he spent seven years, despite Assange’s status as a political refugee. Moreno authorized British police to enter the embassy—diplomatically sanctioned sovereign territory—to arrest a naturalized citizen of Ecuador. (Assange retains his Australian citizenship.) The British police seized Assange, who has never committed a crime, and the British government keeps him imprisoned, ostensibly for a bail violation.
Assange is being held in the notorious high-security HM Prison Belmarsh. He has spent much of his time in isolation, is often heavily sedated and has been denied medical treatment for a variety of physical ailments. His lawyers say they are routinely denied access to their client. Nils Melzerttps://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-media-is-complicit-in-julian-assanges-torture/), the United Nations’ special rapporteur on torture who examined Assange with two physicians, said Assange has undergone prolonged psychological torture. Melzer has criticized what he calls the “judicial persecution” of Assange by Britain, the United States, Ecuador and Sweden, which prolonged an investigation into a sexual assault case in an effort to extradite Assange to Sweden. Assange said the case was a pretext to extradite him to the United States. Once Assange was arrested by British police the sexual assault case was dropped.