Wikileaks founder Julian Assange leaked a set of very damaging emails made by Hillary Clinton. Hillary’s response: “Can’t We Just Drone This guy?”
Journalists and Hillary’s PR staff has some interesting things to say as well.
Wikileaks turned 10 today.
Assange is in London, in the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he has been given political asylum.
He was scheduled to give a talk today but it was cancelled over security concerns. Instead, Julian Assange of Wikileaks To Appear by Video Tomorrow Due to Apparent Assassination Concerns.
After canceling a planned announcement in London, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is now planning to appear via video link Tuesday morning at Wikileak’s 10th anniversary celebration in Berlin. He’s a last-minute addition to the roster of festivities taking place this week in Germany. The change in venue appears to be related to what Wikileaks is clearly implying to be a perceived threat on Assange’s life.
Sources close to the event tell Heat Street that Julian Assange may be planning to release some new information his organization has obtained about the U.S. Democratic Party. But Heat Street has yet to receive independent confirmation that Assange plans to dump information specifically on Hillary Clinton.
There had been widespread anticipating that Tuesday’s announcement might have been Assange’s long-promised document dump on Hillary Clinton.
Assange appeared on Fox News last month, repeating his assertion that Wikileaks has damaging documents on Clinton and suggested WikiLeaks may soon release “teasers”. More than three weeks later, that release has yet to take place.
Clinton’s more fervent opponents have hoped for weeks that the promised document dump would be an “October surprise” — damaging and revelatory emails or the like — and inflict a mortal wound on her campaign. There’s no evidence, however, that such damaging information even exists.
It was only this summer that Assange’s group leaked thousands of embarrassing emails from the Democratic National Committee which showed their disdain for Bernie Sanders’ insurgent campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. The uproar over the disclosures forced DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to resign in disgrace on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
Wikileaks’ cancellation of Tuesday’s announcement in London — and the scheduling of the Tuesday video link in Berlin — has anti-Clinton conspiracy theorists working up a frantic stew of speculation.
Reflections on Global Threats
Who is the bigger threat to the world, Hillary Clinton or Julian Assange?
Here is my answer: Most Dangerous Person On the Planet Today: Hillary Clinton.
Also consider US policy in Syria: Syria Spotlight: What’s Really Going On?
Mike “Mish” Shedlock