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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: doj, first amendment, videos, wikileaks )

TomCat
- 29 days ago - politicsplus.org
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TomCat S (125)
Friday May 24, 2019, 10:31 am
During the 2016 campaign, Julian Assange worked hand-in-glove with Russia to install Putin’s Pet Pervert, Donald Trump, in the White House. The Republican Reich are showing their gratitude by trying to punish Assange. The way they are doing it could not be more devious. They are using the left’s justified anger against Assange to use him as a vehicle to destroy the Fourth Estate.
 

pam w (139)
Friday May 24, 2019, 11:19 am
I suspect there's a lot we don't know about this man and the events he put into play. I'd like to see Rachel Maddow do an "in-depth" presentation about it.
 

Winn A (179)
Friday May 24, 2019, 11:37 am
What a mess. Yes, let Rachel Maddow do a show on it and bring all the information to light.
 

Pat B (356)
Friday May 24, 2019, 12:07 pm
I didn't know how this worked until I viewed your comments, and reporting from Chris' and Rachel's perspective.
A lot going on here between the lines, which is sounds very threatening towards the news media and our journalists. Not good, quite scary, actually.

Passing on, Thanks, Tom.
 

divergent r (309)
Friday May 24, 2019, 12:42 pm
ugh
tytc
 

David C (75)
Friday May 24, 2019, 1:25 pm
thanks,complex ain't it....
 

Mitchell D (82)
Friday May 24, 2019, 2:31 pm
What Freya said, but the big picture about journalists being free of scumbags like T-Dump is of bigger importance.
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday May 24, 2019, 4:53 pm
Ditto Pam and Pat's comments. So much is going on with this situation, that it's makes you wonder if we have all the information?
Thanks TomCat
 

Animae C (509)
Friday May 24, 2019, 6:24 pm
It's not complex at all.
Step away from the blame game between your politicians.

Assange didn't set out to help trump, he wasn't against Hillary, he didn't side with the Russians, these are all tin-foil-hat fairy tales sold to you by msm, he is a publisher of Truth, it's time American's realise & accept it.

"Rachel Maddow has aired a segment condemning the new indictment against Julian Assange"

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/the-media-is-finally-realizing-what-the-prosecution-of-assange-means-for-journalism.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ActivistPost+%28Activist+Post%29

Punish Julian & you shoot yourselves in the foot.
 

Joanne D (37)
Friday May 24, 2019, 7:06 pm
Failing to punish Assange after prosecuting and imprisoning Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou, Jeffrey Sterling, and Reality Winner is IMO exactly analogous to Trump pardoning war criminals while spitting on war heroes.

He absolutely is not a journalist.

RESIST AND PERSIST !!!
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday May 24, 2019, 7:50 pm
I’m with Animae on this one. It’s sad to see how opinions in the US have changed on Assange after Wikileaks published Hillary’s emails. I’m glad, though, that many see that most of the indictments against him are not about that, but about the first leaks, exposing the war crimes of governments, but in reality an excuse to prevent such information to become known ever again by gagging journalists and destroying freedom of the press.

One of the indictments is based on publishing the names of people involved, which could have “endangered” them. That’s a bit rich coming from an administration who now wants to give Barrf full power to declassify anything that comes from the CIA so Drumpf can find out who his enemies are, i.e. who testified in the Mueller investigation, thereby endangering a CIA source close to Putin and making intelligence gathering through sources virtually impossible.
 

Gene Jacobson (288)
Saturday May 25, 2019, 5:22 am
I don't know that I think Julian Assange ever had pure motives. I do want to see him face the charges in Sweden. But this new indictment isn't an attack on him, it is a direct attack on the First Amendment, it has to fail in the courts. They're trying to draw a distinction between receiving classified materials and actively financing or persuading someone to steal them for reporters. That is not how this works, they know it and they'll fail on that basis. No reporter would conspire to steal classified material but once in possession of same they can't be prosecuted. That would be the death of a free press which violates the First Amendment. We have never needed a free press more than we do right now. The Fourth Estate (with some notable exceptions) is the best check on governmental abuses we have, it helps keeps us free as much as our military does, our respect for and adherence too a functioning constitutional republic. This is an assault on democracy itself. Vote Blue, no matter who, these idiots have to be gotten out of office. Fast.
 

Peggy B (43)
Saturday May 25, 2019, 5:29 am
I am still on the fence on this one. The rape charges are clouding my thinking on his character and making me rethink his motives on leaking all the information.
 

TomCat S (125)
Saturday May 25, 2019, 10:04 am
Thanks, Stars and hugs to all. 😻

Ireplieds to Animae and Lona in detail at the site. Please click through for that.
 

Animae C (509)
Saturday June 8, 2019, 10:49 pm
Thanx for your response TC, i replied.
xOx
 

Animae C (509)
Saturday June 8, 2019, 10:51 pm
i'll post it here as well:-

i don’t only check activist-post TC, it’s just the one that was handy & i quoted it, to get a proper understanding we must check every available source but how many actually do that!

Julian & Chelsea did a wonderful thing by exposing those war crimes, would we have known about them without their heroic efforts, of course our governments will try to snuff them out, they don’t want their illegal activities exposed!

As you know our governments are NOT transparent, & they are getting worse by the day, are we even democracies anymore?? We have extreme-far-right-evangelicals in government in Australia for the next 3 years, the suffering will be extreme for the poor & middle classes…. whatever the hype, we desperately NEED the whistle-blowers & they MUST have legal protections!!!

But for a start lets not turn against them (whistle-blowers), they are on our side!

Kittie hugs
xOx
 
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