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Assange Reemerges! Dispels Bogus Mainstream Stories: “Source Is Not The Russian Government”

Tyler Durden
January 3rd, 2017
Zero Hedge
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This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.

Editor’s Comment: Wikileaks’ Julian Assange reemerges at last, for a prime time interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity. Assange may have been a political tool of 2016, but he was no Russian puppet. After weeks of people raising questions about his whereabouts, and asking for ‘proof of life,’ he finally sat down for a face-to-face, though where it was filmed, and under what circumstances is not yet clear; perhaps it will be after the interview airs. The mainstream has never given such credence to Wikileaks’ revelations, but with the new president comes a new attitude from the right.

In the lead up to the election, U.S. pressure on Ecuador in mid-October resulted in a cutting off the Internet feed at their embassy in London where Assange has been taking asylum for the past many years. Afterwards, nothing was heard directly from Assange, and there were speculative reports that he had been arrested, black bagged, or worse. Military and police units, and suspicious vehicle convoys were allegedly spotted in the vicinity, and for a time, it seemed confirmation that a black op had been commissioned to silence Wikileaks’ voice – which had already spoken loudly about DNC misdeeds – for the remainder of the election.

Assange To Hannity: “Our Source Is Not The Russian Government”

by Tyler Durden

It won’t be the first time Julian Assange was interviewed and asked whether the source of the hacked DNC and Podesta emails was Russia; however, it will be the first time everyone pays attention to his answer. Recall that the first such interview of Assange – when the question of who had sourced Wikileaks with the hacked emails came up – took place exactly two months ago, on November 3. Back then, in an interview televized by RT, John Pilger explicitly asked Asange where the emails in question had come from.

Assange’s response was straightforward: “The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything. Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false – we can say that the Russian government is not the source.”

That particular interview took place when Trump has losing badly in the polls, and as such few people paid attention: after all, what difference did it make who had leaked the Podesta emails: Hillary Clinton was assured to win (with a 90%+ probability according to the NYT and other “non-fake news” outlets).

Needless to say, the issue of Russian hacking has since come back with a vengeance, and culminated last week with Obama expelling 35 Russian diplomats in the greatest diplomatic escalation between the US and Russia in decades; an action which took place based on a flimsy 13-page DHS/FBI report which demonstrated that anyone could have hacked the DNC emails if only they spent a few dollars to purchase a piece of Ukranian PHP malware.

Which is why many more will pay attention to Assange’s next interview with Sean Hannity, which will air Tuesday on Fox News. According to a Fox News release, the two will discuss Russian hacking, the 2016 presidential election, and both the Obama and upcoming Trump administrations. It will air at 10 p.m. on Jan. 3, with additional portions of the interview airing throughout the week. As Variety adds, The interview will mark Assange’s first face-to-face cable news appearance. It is not, however, the first time he’s spoken publicly to Hannity. Most recently, in December, Assange called into Hannity’s radio show, in which the host gushed to Assange that “you’ve done us a favor” in exposing gaps in U.S. cybersecurity.

And while what Assange would say was rather predictable, as he would simply reiterate what he has said previously, courtesy of Real Clear Politics, we have an advance glimpse into the punchline, to wit:

HANNITY: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta’s emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?

ASSANGE: Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party… Obama is trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate President.

When asked if  WikiLeaks changed the outcome of the election, Assange replied “Who knows, it’s impossible to tell” but, he added, “if it did, the accusation is that the true statements of Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager, John Podesta, and the DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, their true statements is what changed the election.”

Which is correct, however admitting as much would shift the blame away from the “Russians” and back to the failures of the Clinton campaign and the shortcoming of the Democrats, and the whole point of this scapegoating campaign is precisely the opposite.

As the Hill adds, Assange said there’s an “obvious” reason the Obama administration has focused on Russia’s alleged role in Democratic hacks leading up to Donald Trump’s electoral win.

“They’re trying to delegitimize the Trump administration as it goes into the White House.”

He then added that “our publications had wide uptake by the American people, they’re all true,” Assange continued. “But that’s not the allegation that’s being presented by the Obama White House.”

However, as we said previously, since at the end of the day it is Assange’s word – unless Wikileaks does actually reveal its source, which would be professional suicide – against the word of Obama and 17 agenices who back him up, despite still having provided no actual evidence in the ongoing, and quite bizarre attempt to force a deterioration of US-Russian relations in the final days of the Obama administration, just so Trump can inherit a complete diplomatic mess and make closer relations with Putin more complicated, this latest interview with Assange will likewise resolve absolutely nothing.

This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.

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  1. Should have had him do the interview with a current newspaper in front of him. We need proof of life.

    • Zeus says:

      This is several weeks old news that this initial interview took place between Hannity and Assange.

      However, the public need to get the facts beat into them over and over till it sinks in, especially the Dingbat Clueless Obama who invents fake news intel reports to promote and frame his fraudulent agenda to demonize Russia.

      It was an insider in the DNC that leaked Podesta’s and Hillary’s emails to Assange aka Wikileaks not Russia in any way. Most likely the DNC insider Seth Rich who was working for the Hillary campaign that was shot several times and murdered in the AM as he was walking to the FBI office, so he thought, to give an investigative interview. Read the story below.

      http://www.snopes.com/seth-conrad-rich/

      Seth Rich Homicide

      A conspiracy site latched on to the tragic murder of young DNC staffer Seth Rich to spread false information about his killing.

      Kim LaCapria
      Updated: Aug 10, 2016
      Origin:On 10 July 2016, Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Conrad Rich was shot and killed just after 4 AM in Washington, D.C. Rich’s tragic death was undoubtedly destined to feed a number of conspiracy theories due to his line of work and the proximity of the 2016 presidential election. Among those theories were myriad conflicting claims that Rich was covertly working to expose election fraud, collaborating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on an unspecified investigation, or a recycled assertion that he was imminently to testify against Hillary Clinton when he was gunned down. (No ongoing court case we could locate would involve any such testimony from Rich.)

      On 13 July 2016, the notoriously unreliable conspiracy-flogging outlet WhatDoesItMean.com hoovered up the fresh tragedy as part of what appeared to be a series of articles capitalizing on recent deaths to drive conspiracies about Hillary Clinton. Describing the 27-year-old Rich as a “top” DNC “official,” the site blared that he was bumped off by a Clinton “hit team”:

      Assassination Of Top US Democratic Party Official Leads To FBI Capture Of Clinton “Hit Team”

      A somber Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today says that a top American Democratic Party staffer preparing to testify against Hillary Clinton was assassinated this past Sunday during a secret meeting in Washington D.C. he believed he was having with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents, but who turned out, instead, to be a “hit team”—and who, in turn, were captured yesterday after a running gun battle with US federal police forces just blocks from the White House. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

      This SVR report, though, says that DNC official Seth Rich was “lured/enticed” to his murder by this Clinton “hit team” who portrayed themselves as FBI agents wanting to secretly interview him—and that the expelled Russian diplomats had given the US State Department “electronic access” to so that they could be found.

      Curiously, this report continues, US authorities, and while being able to track this Clinton “hit team” since 7 July, only confronted these assassins yesterday—and who before being captured, engaged in a gun battle with US federal police forces firing their fully automatic weapons before being trapped and surrendering just blocks from the US Capitol and White House.

      In short, WhatDoesItMean.com held that Rich was under the impression he was to meet with FBI agents (at the bizarre hour of 4:00 AM) but in actuality had been set up for a fatal encounter with hit men working on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The site correctly quoted a D.C. Metro police press release, as we contacted the department and confirmed that release contained all known information about Rich’s death:

      ***So this goes to show you why Obama and Hillary are trying to blame Russia, when it was their own who turned them in. A false diversion to hide their own corruption and crimes.

  2. GrandpaSpeaks says:

    A picture of him holding a handful of UN documents, one can only hope.

  3. Ron Ahrens says:

    The dumbed down American cowards COULD CARE LESS, in the “LAND OF THE CORPORATIST FASCIST SLAVE, HOME OF THE TOXIC DUMP BOOT LICKING COWARD!!!! Look at what has already come out in the apocalypse America is going through right now, as the “veil is un-lifted” on the psychopath controlled treasonous US Government. The crimes of criminal treasonous US Government are LEGION, and all the pill popping drunken bum American cowards want to do is party, get drunk, get laid, get paid, watch porn, scream like deranged lunatics at football, and then get drunk again, and again, and again. The American cowards just keep repeating the same programmed indoctrinated mindless entertainment distractions, consumption of useless garbage driven, and Corporate Media propaganda “USA were #1” MASS DELUSION, they have been “consuming” for DECADES, as psychopaths destroy their children’s health, freedoms, and future!!!!.

    If you have not come to understand the planned collapse of America and the US Government is controlled by the most evil, most vile, most murderous, most genocidal Secret Society psychopaths the world has ever known, I just hope you have not produced any offspring to continue your insane delusional cowardice into the already damned and doomed future of Police State hell on earth America.

    • Jim in Va. says:

      Ron; you might want to check out a few other countries that are much worse than we are and less able to do anything about it. Take a chill pill.

      • Ron Ahrens says:

        Please, enough of that ignorant cowardly “we are better than other collapsing hellholes around the world” argument and position, in a Corporatist Fascist Police State hell on earth controlled completely by psychopaths. It is old, stupid, and another coping mechanism of coward little boys and girls in collapsing America. You might want to take a REALITY PILL litte boy Jim, and understand what the psychopaths are doing to the dumbed down toxic dump American cowards, and the children they could give two shits about. There are 60+ intelligent caring countries around the world now, who do not poison their people with poisonous toxic GMO chemical filled garbage food, so we know at least those countries actually care about the health and welfare of their citizens. Your ignorant “you are better off in the Police State hell of America” argument is absolutely insane, and just another sign of programming and indoctrination of COWARDS by psychopaths controlling America!!!!!

    • Leonard says:

      Ron, you’ve got to get back onto your meds…

      • Ron Ahrens says:

        Good grief, that coping mechanism of the cowards again “the meds” response, Really Leonard????? I can help you Leonard, I can detox and rehab you for free right here on this site. You see Leonard, the EDC’s, GMO Fake food, glyphosate, Big Pharma poison, fluoridated chemical filled water, and all the other toxic garbage you have been consuming over a long period of time has rendered your brain utterly and completely useless, and unable to critically think for even a few minutes, thus the standard ignorant “off your meds” response you vomited out. Please look up and research the “cumulative effect” of those EDC’s and other chemicals on your now dumbed down brain and disease ridden toxic dump body. You are just another victim Leonard in the collapsing genocidal Corporatist Fascist Police State hell on earth of damned and doomed America.

        I love you as a human being Leonard, and I know what the treasonous Secret Society Satanist psychopaths controlling the criminal US Government have done to you, even though you cannot face the TRUTH. I can help you become a clear, rational thinking, critically thinking healthy happy real human being again, all you have to do is ask Leonard!!!

  4. WInston Likes Wheat says:

    Current Wheat surplus is supposedly to point, that 1 year supply for Europe and China in storage. Result is that prices should be lowered very shortly.

    ***Get your bulk Wheat NOW while it is cheap.

    Donald Trump as President might have bought you time. Do not rest and sleep. No Mr. Grasshopper. Storms will come, be ready for them. Be the ant and work away.

    Maybe Sooner or later? But storms, war, famine, civil war, economic changes. ALL are a part of the human struggle. Modern times are calm by comparison to History. So these things are not new.

    What you should do: Buy while wheat is cheap. China does.
    -WHEAT can be stored 25 years IF you store it properly and under the right temperature conditions.
    -You need 55 gallon barrels of wheat stored. A couple for EACH family member.
    -Also, try out a wheat diet for 30 days.
    Some people can NOT tolerate it because of digestive issues. Children sometimes have real problem with wheat diet. So do your ACTUAL test before an event.

    There is book: “Nuclear War Survival Skills” by Cresson H. Kearny
    Great section on wheat storage. It is free in pdf form on line.
    GET THIS BOOK.

    Nuclear powers India-Pakistan-Iran-Syria-Russia-China-North Korea- and sick NWO puppets like Obama, instigators make a rad meter a good idea to me.
    *****Any one have better info about Nuclear War survival or wheat storage?
    *****Any one have good source for good radiation meter? Which meter?

    • Ron Ahrens says:

      If you consume anything other than ORGANIC GRAINS in genocidal Police State hell on earth America, you are completely utterly clueless and totally INSANE. Do your research on GLYPHOSATE that is being used in the American Holocaust and Chemical Culling of the dumbed down disease ridden American toxic dump cowards. The GLYPHOSATE that is heavily doused on almost every wheat crop, oat crop, and other grains before harvest that are not GROWN ORGANICALLY!!!

      WAKE UP COWARD AMERICAN TOXIC DUMPS….STOP MURDERING AND LEAVING YOUR CHILDREN DISEASE RIDDEN, DUMBED DOWN, DEPRESSED, AND DYING EARLY FROM POISONOUS TOXIC ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICAL FILLED GMO TOXIC GARBAGE FOOD!!!!

    • Ron Ahrens says:

      WINSTON LIKES WHEAT OBVIOUSLY WANTS YOU DISEASE RIDDEN, DEPRESSED, DUMBED DOWN, AND DEAD….SO WINSTON MUST BE WITH THE CRIMINAL TREASONOUS US GOVERNMENT.

  5. Brian says:

    Obama and the Democrats want to pin it on the Russians but they are not showing any proof. What the heads of the intelligence say is determined by Obama; he is their boss and they will say what he wants them to.

  6. Jim in Va. says:

    Clumsy Obama blames everyone but himself/Hillary for the election outcome and to throw a wrench into the Trump presidency before he even takes office. I doubt the public believes it or the press reporting it. The Russians are laughing tears about this and shaking their heads. as for Obama, he sent people over to Isreal to mess with their election and has probably tampered with several other countries too.

  7. TEST says:

    Wow! The leftist lamestream media L-I-E-D. Again.

    To paraphrase what Inspector Renaud (Claude Rains) told Rick (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca:

    “I’m shocked – SHOCKED! – to find yet MORE lying inside the leftist media!”

  8. RMS1911 says:

    all those people in those agencies who go along with this crap would be fired, arrested and charged. let’s hope for executions for treason.

  9. Glad to see Assange is alive and well:

    I’ve noticed a number of people with signs of illness. Not easily available, but, I recently learned about a plant called pleurisy. Pleurisy is caused by pneumonia. Double pneumonia with pleurisy is very dangerous and can result in death. This plant has been so named because it was effective in the treatment of the condition. Pleurisy helps the respiratory system by improving and strengthening the immune system; thereby being an overall silver bullet, so to speak. Pleurisy has been used for the treatment of AIDS. Pleurisy is an all around one size fits all, natural, way to stay healthy by supporting the immune system, your bodies defense against viruses, bacteria, etc.

    __

  10. vocalpatriot says:

    somebody put a bullet in this guy, please…hero MY ASS!!!!!

  11. Edward says:

    People have got to realize this is all part of a plan. Not only is it to discredit Trump and deligitimize his supporters and his policies but also to eat away at the 1st Amendment. Assange warned us months ago about this: https://freedomfromconscience.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/232/
    And while Hillary lost, the powers that were behind the scenes are still there, still poisoning the public mind with fake news stories and innuendo about both Trump and Putin.

  12. lashonda jackson says:

    Never trust or believe anything that comes from the federal government or its propaganda ministry MSNBC FAUX or CNN

    the nwo must be defeated