Julian Assange just told TV viewers the last thing Hillary Clinton wants them to hear [VIDEO]

Support us and go ad-free

WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has told TV viewers the last thing Hillary Clinton wants them to hear. Assange told Democracy Now that it’s largely irrelevant where the John Podesta emails came from:

Now, our source wasn’t from the Russian state. But if it had been from a state, would we have suppressed that information before an election, or would we have accurately and fairly published it? Of course we would have published it.

Whatever your view on Assange, Clinton is embarrassed by the emails because of what they expose.

Did Russsia hack the emails?

In October 2016, WikiLeaks published emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign Chairman John Podesta. The release caused a political explosion. FBI Director James Comey claims the Russian state hacked the email server to interfere with the US election. Then, Comey alleges, Russia passed the emails onto WikiLeaks through an intermediator.

But the WikiLeaks founder denies the allegation, asserting the Russia talk is to distract attention from the content of the emails:

So, at the heart of this issue is whether people were told the truth about Hillary Clinton and the DNC. If there hadn’t been an ugly truth there, it wouldn’t have made any difference. There was an ugly truth.

Read on...

Support us and go ad-free

The public deserve to know the truth, no matter who the source is. So Assange argues Clinton misinforming the electorate is the crux of the matter.

Clinton uncut

The emails revealed never-before-seen excerpts from speeches Clinton gave to corporations like Goldman Sachs. She openly admitted to establishing fake public positions on policy:

You need to have a public position and a private position on policy.

The emails also showed how the Democratic National Committee (DNC) conspired against Bernie Sanders in the primary. People say there was a ‘rig’ against Sanders:

  • DNC officials actively favoured Clinton and plotted against the democratic socialist.
  • They smeared Sanders’ supporters in the press.
  • A CNN journalist sent Clinton questions before a debate.

Revelations like these led to the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Chairwoman of the DNC.

Ecuadorian embassy

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy for the past five years. In 2015, a UN panel ruled that the UK and Swedish governments are arbitrarily detaining the WikiLeaks editor.

Mark Wesibrot, co-director of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), says:

His crime, and that of WikiLeaks, has been the practice of journalism, and particularly in defense of human rights and civil liberties… WikiLeaks’ real offense was to expose the crimes of the most powerful people in the world.

At the time of writing, none of the corporate press has reported Assange’s comments to Democracy Now. But Assange said he would have published the emails even if they came from the Russian state. He argues that transparency is the most important issue here.

Watch part 2, where Assange debates US foreign policy journalist Allan Nairn:

Get Involved!

– Read more from The Canary on WikiLeaks.

Featured image via screenshot and Flickr

Support us and go ad-free

We need your help to keep speaking the truth

Every story that you have come to us with; each injustice you have asked us to investigate; every campaign we have fought; each of your unheard voices we amplified; we do this for you. We are making a difference on your behalf.

Our fight is your fight. You’ve supported our collective struggle every time you gave us a like; and every time you shared our work across social media. Now we need you to support us with a monthly donation.

We have published nearly 2,000 articles and over 50 films in 2021. And we want to do this and more in 2022 but we don’t have enough money to go on at this pace. So, if you value our work and want us to continue then please join us and be part of The Canary family.

In return, you get:

* Advert free reading experience
* Quarterly group video call with the Editor-in-Chief
* Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
* 20% discount in our shop

Almost all of our spending goes to the people who make The Canary’s content. So your contribution directly supports our writers and enables us to continue to do what we do: speaking truth, powered by you. We have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence our vital opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right-wing mainstream media.

With your help we can continue:

* Holding political and state power to account
* Advocating for the people the system marginalises
* Being a media outlet that upholds the highest standards
* Campaigning on the issues others won’t
* Putting your lives central to everything we do

We are a drop of truth in an ocean of deceit. But we can’t do this without your support. So please, can you help us continue the fight?

The Canary Support us

Comments are closed