After announcing that famed whistle-blower Julian Assange would be prosecuted for alleged hacking assistance, the Trump administration has gained a surprising admirer in his 2016 electoral opponent ‘Crooked’ Hillary Clinton.
“The bottom line is that he has to answer for what he has done, at least as it has been charged,” Clinton said on Thursday while giving a speech to a New York City audience.
Assange’s revolutionary journalism outfit, WikiLeaks, published Democratic emails that helped tip the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. No good deed goes unpunished, apparently, when it comes to the federal government.
“It’s not about punishing journalism,” Clinton said, repeating the talking points from the federal indictment. “It’s about assisting the hacking of a military computer to steal information from the United States government.”
Journalists such as Glenn Greenwald and Michael Tracey, both left-leaning in their political outlook, demolished the rationale used by federal prosecutors and echoed by Clinton to justify the railroading of Assange.
As I saw during Snowden, many US reporters instinctively side with DOJ & cheer efforts to criminalize transparency. It’s so bizarre. But here NYT’s @ScottShaneNYT explains to his colleague that the Assange indictment includes much of what NYT reporters do https://t.co/mzzkPwKg4H
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 12, 2019
This indictment is on extremely weak legal footing. Part of what's alleged as criminal: Assange protected Manning as a source, and encouraged his source to provide government records in the public interest. DOJ brought these weak charges after **9 years** as a political statement pic.twitter.com/7GWTFUUJmb
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 11, 2019
Trump is currently playing dumb regarding Assange and WikiLeaks, appearing ineffectual and weak as a commander-in-chief with his aloof comments.
“I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing. And I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange. I’ve been seeing what’s happened with Assange. And that will be a determination, I would imagine, mostly by the Attorney General, who’s doing an excellent job,” Trump said to reporters on Thursday.
Trump seemed to be quite aware of WikiLeaks and Assange when he constantly pumped them up on the campaign trail heading into the 2016 presidential election.
Here are some quotes from one Donald J. Trump on the subject of WikiLeaks. Don't tell me he's powerless before the Deep State to prevent an unjust prosecution of Assange. He's the most powerful man on Earth pic.twitter.com/xf6OTvPyAi
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 11, 2019
Candidate Trump’s messaging doesn’t match the words and deeds of President Trump when it comes to protecting whistle-blowers, prosecuting Hillary Clinton, and many other issues. The ‘Never Trumpers’ are back in the saddle and salivating because of Assange’s extradition.
Why am I not surprised that a raging neocon like @benshapiro who built his fame around owning mentally unstable college students on the values of free speech is cheering on the establishment to make an award-winning journalist rot in jail? pic.twitter.com/Nw9ATQBMPn
— Alessandra (@alessabocchi) April 11, 2019
There are many cultists on this site, but the Assange cultists are the worst. Assange was the agent of a proto fascist state, Russia, to undermine democracy. That is fascist behavior. Anyone on the left should abhor what he did. Not celebrate it.
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) April 11, 2019
Julian Assange is not a free-press hero. And he is long overdue for personal accountability. Important Post editorial. https://t.co/mbHhwCvKQ4
— Michael Gerson (@MJGerson) April 12, 2019
If President Trump’s reign as chief executive ends with Assange behind bars and Crooked Hillary walking free, it will be very difficult to make the argument that he accomplished his goal of Making America Great Again.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Orders Investigation Into Mike Bloomberg’s Felon Voting Bribery Scheme
The oligarch may be held accountable.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has ordered an investigation into what appears to be a bribery voting scheme organized by Democrat oligarch Mike Bloomberg. Moody ordered the investigation after Governor Ron DeSantis requested it, following Congressman Matt Gaetz in questioning the legality of his felon voting scheme.
BREAKING: Florida Attorney General orders investigation into @MikeBloomberg pledge to spend $16 million to allow convicted felons to vote in Florida. Comes after request from @GovRonDeSantis, a republican and Trump ally. #Election2020 pic.twitter.com/XgxGs53kut
— Jay O'Brien (@jayobtv) September 23, 2020
Bloomberg is personally paying off the outstanding fines of black and Hispanic felons in order to restore their voting rights in Florida before the November election. Florida prevents felons with outstanding fines from voting, and those responsible for criminal acts are nominally supposed to pay the fines incurred from their crimes- not an out-of-state billionaire.
Bloomberg is also nakedly racially discriminating in his felon voting scheme, reserving the fine repayment for black and Hispanic felons, only.
In her letter on the matter, AG Moody requests that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigate the scheme, as well as the FBI(as if they’d actually do anything.)
The Democrat oligarch could potentially face felony charges pertaining to obstruction of justice for paying fines that convicted felons are supposed to be responsible for, and election fraud for what seems to be bribing nominally eligible voters to tacitly support the Democrat candidate. The bribery charges could potentially make Bloomberg liable for federal criminal charges.
Florida passed a felon re-enfranchisement referendum in 2018, changing previous state law that barred felons from voting. They still have to pay off outstanding fines to utilize the right. The swing state has been trending red, but it remains a competitive must-win state for President Trump in November.
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