Assange in the aftermath of US elections: 'Clinton tried to destroy us and was herself destroyed'

WikiLeaks is widely considered to have played a pivotal role in the recent US presidential elections. The whistle-blowing platform's infamous Podesta email dump, which detailed the internal workings of the Democratic Party, is believed to have dealt a massive blow to the Clinton campaign.

In the aftermath of the elections, Julian Assange weighs in, further clarifying WikiLeaks' role and motives. In his recent interview Assange reasserted that contrary to accusations hurled at WikiLeaks of its data releases having helped Trump win the election, it was the contents of the DNC leaks and not the platform itself that led to Clinton's defeat.

Assange told Repubblica, "We published what the Democratic National Committee, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, and Hillary Clinton herself were saying about their own campaign, which the American people read and were very interested to read, and assessed the elements and characters, and then they made a decision. That decision was based on Hillary Clinton's own words, her campaign manager's own words. That's democracy".

Clinton destroyed herself

When asked if Clinton's loss in the elections translates to a win for WikiLeaks, Assange said, "We were pleased to see how much of the American public interacted with the material we published.

"We have been publishing about Hillary Clinton for many years, because of her position as Secretary of State," he added, explaining why sources approached WikiLeaks.

"We have been publishing her cables since 2010 and her emails also. We are domain experts on Clinton and her post 2008 role in government. This is why it is natural for sources who have information on Hillary Clinton to come to us. They know we will understand its significance".

Commenting on the lessons learnt over the past 10 years, Assange highlighted how WikiLeaks has continued to publish material in the face of fierce opposition from the Pentagon and the US government. Assange himself was imprisoned and later put under house arrest.

He said, "Clinton tried to destroy us and was herself destroyed. Elephants, it seems, can be brought down with string. Perhaps there are no elephants".

Assange has 'mixed' feelings about Trump presidency

"If the question is how I personally feel about the situation, I am mixed," said Assange. "Hillary Clinton's election would have been a consolidation of power in the existing ruling class of the United States.

"Donald Trump is not a DC insider, he is part of the wealthy ruling elite of the United States, and he is gathering around him a spectrum of other rich people and several idiosyncratic personalities. They do not by themselves form an existing structure, so it is a weak structure which is displacing and destabilising the pre-existing central power network within DC.

"It is a new patronage structure which will evolve rapidly, but at the moment its looseness means there are opportunities for change in the United States: change for the worse and change for the better".

Will WikiLeaks survive if Assange is extradited to the US?

Swedish prosecutors travelled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London in November to question Assange over sexual assault allegations in the ongoing case from 2010. Swedish authorities are slated to make a decision in the coming weeks on whether to officially charge or absolve Assange. In light of Ecuador's upcoming elections and Sweden's impending decision, Assange's asylum and possible freedom, hangs in the balance.

However, Assange claims that "contingency plans" have been put into place to ensure the survival of WikiLeaks, in the event that he is charged by Sweden and later possibly extradited to the US.

"Yes, we have contingency plans that you have seen in action when my Internet was cut off and while I was in prison before." He confirmed that his "internet has been returned" adding that, "an organization like WikiLeaks cannot be structured such that a single person can be a point of failure in the organization, it makes him or her a target".

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 "We published what the Democratic National Committee, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, and Hillary Clinton herself were saying about their own campaign, which the American people read and were very interested to read, and assessed the elements and characters, and then they made a decision. That decision was based on Hillary Clinton's own words, her campaign manager's own words. That's democracy".

She called the other half of the Trump voters 'irredeemable," which is very insulting to Christians. Christians belief considers all capable of redemption.  Insulting over 60 million voters is not a very intelligent move.  But, then, its Hillary who has illustrated throughout her career, incompetence and ineptness, not to mention poor judgment.

         

  • Jill Stein's request for a recount uncovered the truth in why it appears as thought a major criminal might have garnered more popular votes that the next president. Every Democrat Controlled Precinct across the country participated in massive Voter Fraud. Trump ran on a slate of positions and policies that the people liked. Hillary on the other hand ran on the position of being the biggest liar ever to be nominated for the Office by a major political party. The only ones that voted for her are those that Demanded the Free Flow of Free Stuff and Never Having to Seek Employment.

Every Democrat Controlled Precinct across the country participated in massive Voter Fraud. 

Every democrat controlled precinct???  The biggest liar??? I voted for her and I do not demand "free stuff" and if DC don't do something to my rocking chair money, I won't never seek a job.

jtdavis posted:

Why did you vote for her jtD,,?? 

I thought she was the lesser of two evils.

As long as all the information on her has been out there I find
that hard to believe. You voting for her because you don't know
the repercussions of her election and would have voted Dems
if she had killed your mother, I do believe. Don't get me wrong,
I'm not saying you can't vote, I'm just saying you shouldn't vote
for the sake of the country, your vote isn't any different than
the illegals from ISIS to drug land south America. Liberalism
is the social cancer that has a stage four hold on this country
that too many good and clear thinking patriots having given
the price of life those of us at home. 
The true evil is the vote for evil, and if anyone doesn't know
the difference at your age hasn't entitled themselves to vote.   
jtdavis posted:

Why did you vote for her jtD,,?? 

I thought she was the lesser of two evils.

I really don't like either one, but with Hillary's mishandling classified material, destroying government documents, immigration policies, continuous lying and pandering to questionable organizations, I couldn't vote for her, so I voted against her.

No matter who you think "leaked" the emails, the fact remains they spoke for themselves, no one tampered with or changed them, and hilliary did indeed destroy herself. Jt is upset that her wrong doings weren't kept covered up, not that she did them. That just about says it all about the rotten, corrupt, criminal, anti-American party known as the Democrats, or more fitting, the demoslops.

jtdavis posted:

Hillary campaigned to the fringe part of the democrats rather than the mainstream and spent too much time in states with fewer votes rather than in the states with more votes.

I thought you said she won the popular vote, or are you saying
illegal raghead and beaner votes don't count..??
jtdavis posted:

Jack, I haven't myself counted the votes, but I did read that she had between 2 and 3 million more popular votes than Trump. Do you think that may be right?

Why do you care when it makes no difference whatsoever, Trump
stole the election from the idiot just like mobumer did in 2008.

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