A Department of Justice press release confirmed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been indicted for normal journalistic activities.
“The indictment alleges that in March 2010, Assange engaged in a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNet), a U.S. government network used for classified documents and communications,” the DOJ said.
But Assange did not actually hack anything. He simply had contact with Manning – a source – and asked Manning to provide him with the classified intel.
“During the conspiracy, Manning and Assange engaged in real-time discussions regarding Manning’s transmission of classified records to Assange,” the release said. “The discussions also reflect Assange actively encouraging Manning to provide more information.”
This is normal activity for a journalist. By these standards, any reporter who has ever worked with a source to obtain classified government intel could be charged with some sort of dubious “conspiracy.”
Glenn Greenwald, a world-renowned journalist who worked with CIA whistleblower to Edward Snowden to expose the breadth of the American surveillance state, noted this.
“The DOJ says part of what Assange did to justify his prosecution – beyond allegedly helping Manning get the documents – is he encouraged Manning to get more docs for him to publish. Journalists do this with sources constantly: it’s the criminalization of journalism,” he said on Twitter.
The DOJ says part of what Assange did to justify his prosecution – beyond allegedly helping Manning get the documents – is he encouraged Manning to get more docs for him to publish. Journalists do this with sources constantly: it's the criminalization of journalism pic.twitter.com/GXNjWlkFZw
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 11, 2019
Assange faces up to five years in prison if convicted on the conspiracy charge. It is unclear whether he will face further charges once he is extradited to the United States.
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CRUNKPAC: Pro-MAGA Rapper Debuts Roger Stone as His Hype Man at Impromptu Concert in Orlando
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Freed and exonerated political operative Roger Stone served as a hype man for a pro-Trump rapper performing outside of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. this weekend.
Stone was the hype man for rhyme-spitter MC TRUMPISTHECHOSENONE as they appeared in front of a truck with Trump as John Rambo painted on the side of the vehicle. Stone did his trademark peace signs, a tribute to his fellow political prisoner, the late former President Richard Nixon, who was also pardoned by a Republican president after being set up by deep state forces.
Some of the footage can be seen here:
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) February 27, 2021
— Richa Naik (@richanaik) February 27, 2021
TMZ noted that MC TRUMPISTHECHOSENONE’s lyrics were relatively controversial, celebrating the patriots involved in the infamous mostly-peaceful protest that occurred on Jan. 6 in and around the U.S. Capitol.
Big League Politics has reported on Stone’s conversion to Christianity as he endured the trials and tributions throughout his federal railroading:
Recently commuted political operative Roger Stone has two men to thank for his newfound freedom: President Donald Trump, and, more importantly, Jesus Christ.
Stone has been involved in political dirty tricks throughout his career and has never been a member of the Christian Right, to put it mildly, but his attempted railroading has caused him to become close to Jesus Christ and discover his faith.
He told CBN News about how he attended an outdoor church service in Florida held by Franklin Graham in January. This was during a low point of his life, and Stone finally summoned the courage to accept Christ as his savior.
“At that moment, I felt the calling,” Stone said. “I stood up with 500 other people. I wasn’t the slightest bit embarrassed. I confess that I was a sinner. I repeated a pledge that he recited, and it was as if a cement block was lifted off my chest. I can’t even explain it.”
“I was never scared. I was never worried. I was completely confident that the Lord would guide the president to do the right thing,” he added.
Although Stone admits to being part of some shady operations throughout his political career, he does not consider his involvement in Trump’s presidential victory in 2016 being among them. He maintains that he behaved with integrity and told the truth while helping push Trump to the White House.
“I don’t regret anything that I did in 2016 because I didn’t break the law,” Stone said to CBN News. “They wanted me to lie, to bear false witness against the president in return for some kind of leniency.”
Stone claims that his newfound faith has made him at peace with the situation, and he does not seek vengeance against the deep state, fake news, and Democrat Party hacks who tried to destroy his life.
“Here’s the big difference. In the old days, I would have wanted revenge. I would have wanted to take revenge against every one of them but now I’ve realized that vengeance is God’s, it’s not mine,” he said.
“I no longer am obsessed with the Sicilian concept of revenge, which generally speaking is a dish that tastes best when eaten cold,” Stone added.
Even though Stone is an adherent in Jesus Christ, he is still not opposed to getting crunk when the time is right, and the time was certainly right at CPAC with Trump supporters flexing their muscle and exerting their dominance over the Republican Party.
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