Tag: WikiLeaks

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the recent charges brought against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and dismiss his claim of being a journalist. They also cross the pond to the UK, where Prime Minister Theresa May is resigning over the Brexit debacle and size up the race to replace her. Finally, they collectively cringe at what may be the most embarrassing book interview of all time, as a British host politely points out feminist Naomi Wolf based a major portion of her book on an incorrect assumption about historical records.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Julian Assange Is About to Become a Journalist

 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van, after he was arrested by British police, in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been indicted on 17 counts of violating the US Espionage Act, the same act his co-conspirator, Bradley “Call me Chelsea” Manning was convicted of breaking. But in the history of the Act, no third party has ever been successfully tried and convicted. The 52 were either anarchists directly plotting to overthrow the US government or persons who sold or made available American secrets to hostile powers.

Progressives cheered Assange’s arrest in April because they believe him to be an agent of Donald Trump’s, the man who helped disseminate the Hillary Clinton/DNC emails that the mainstream press worked so hard to gloss over. Mrs. Clinton herself chimed in, “The bottom line is he has to answer for what he has done, at least as it’s been charged.” Their mantra has been “Julian Assange is no journalist!” so he is undeserving of First Amendment protection. This is actually been a point of agreement among Progressives and Conservatives. Both National Review and Commentary ran editorials to this effect.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate the arrest of the founder of Wikileaks leader Julian Assange, the man responsible for the largest publication of classified material in history that risked compromising American troops and operations. They also remember all the times the media pushed disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti as a serious candidate for 2020 after Avenatti was indicted on 36 charges of tax dodging, perjury, and theft from clients. And they wonder what lessons have really been learned in Virginia after Democrats in the state apologize for rushing to judgment on Ralph Northam. 

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America dissect the Mueller indictments of Trump ally Roger Stone and how the latest revelations should concern the president. They also comb through the indictment and marvel at Stone’s intimidation tactics, which David likens to a rejected script for a mobster film. And they slam the New York Times for trying to pile on Christian education by begging young people to #exposeChristianschools.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy watching Hillary Clinton remain immersed in her state of denial, as Hillary takes responsibility for losing to Donald Trump but seems to blame everyone else. They also react to Pres. Trump tweeting about nuking the legislative filibuster and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying it’s not going to happen. And they’re almost speechless as the Democrat running for Congress in Montana invites skeptics of the liberal line on climate change to go into their garages and start their cars.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. DOJ Preparing Charges Against WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

 

CNN reports that US authorities are building a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and are seeking his arrest:

Last week in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, CIA Director Mike Pompeo went further than any US government official in describing a role by WikiLeaks that went beyond First Amendment activity.

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Treasonous: Hacking DNC and releasing embarrassing emails about establishment malfeasance. Not that big of a deal: Releasing hundreds of thousands of classified and highly classified documents relating to ongoing military operations, identifying HumInt sources, knowledge of secret operating procedures. More

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For the past month, Democrats have screamed about the danger of WikiLeaks and Russian hackers. But when it comes to a guy who damaged US military and intelligence assets instead of the DNC, Obama has decided even massive leaks are unimportant. From the New York Times:

President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration, and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous.

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I don’t read or listen to Jonah Goldberg podcasts, but I heard him on the radio this morning. He was on “Morning Edition” (yes, I listen to NPR). He was on an “analysis” segment about the story of Russian Hackers and the way they “hacked” our presidential election to help Donald J. Trump win the […]

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The Influence of WikiLeaks -By the Numbers As a metric for influence relative to other media outlets, I have used a Google Scholar search of 2016 citations and references. Of the comparable media organizations I used below, WikiLeaks was behind only ABC and AP: More

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Here are new revelations from yesterday, and they are getting weird. The first item concerns a spirit event that John Podesta was to attend/attended. Just to remind you… Podesta is the Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, was the Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton, and Counselor to President Barack Obama. More

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 Here are new revelations from just the last week. November 2 Leaks 1. Kadzik (DOJ official leading probe in FBI’s case re-opening) gave “heads up” to Clinton campaign on email investigation More

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A 2014 email from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to Cheryl Mills. He wanted to be head outside advisor to the Clinton Campaign and was pitching his strategic plan for the U.S. election. It is a topic of concern because of the possible influence by the Clinton Campaign on the most important provider of internet searches […]

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I am sure that now most of you have heard about Donna Brazile. She is the interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman and the one who got that position after Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned from the position after leaked emails from her showing bias against Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Now, leaked emails are showing Brazile shared a question […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy WikiLeaks expose the Democratic panic after Pres. Obama publicly said he only learned of Hillary Clinton’s email server through the media. They also unload on both Megyn Kelly and Newt Gingrich for their exhausting and devolving debate on Tuesday night. And they shake their heads as Mike Pence is sent to Utah to shore up that state for the GOP ticket.

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