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Friday, August 18, 2017

In the summer of 2016, as WikiLeaks was publishing documents from Democratic operatives allegedly obtained by Kremlin-directed hackers, Julian Assange turned down a large cache of documents related to the Russian government, according to chat messages and a source who provided the records. WikiLeaks declined to publish a wide-ranging trove of documents -- at least 68 gigabytes of data -- that came from inside the Russian Interior Ministry, according to partial chat logs reviewed by Foreign Policy.




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In 2014, the BBC and other news outlets reported on the cache, which revealed details about Russian military and intelligence involvement in Ukraine. However, the information from that hack was less than half the data that later became available in 2016, when Assange turned it down.

"We had several leaks sent to Wikileaks, including the Russian hack. It would have exposed Russian activities and shown WikiLeaks was not controlled by Russian security services," the source who provided the messages wrote to FP. "Many Wikileaks staff and volunteers or their families suffered at the hands of Russian corruption and cruelty, we were sure Wikileaks would release it. Assange gave excuse after excuse."


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This doesn't prove anything. It's only because Julian Assange was afraid Russia would stop deliveries of his favorite borscht and vodka to the Ecuadorian embassy.

Fake News!

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-08-18 04:23 PM | Reply

So all the Conservatives on here saying Wikileaks wasn't working Russia can apologize now, right?

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-08-18 04:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

WikiLeaks hostile intel agency with Russian ties

CIA Director Mike Pompeo Thursday called WikiLeaks, a "hostile intelligence agency" with ties to Russia, differing from earlier remarks made by President Donald Trump indicating he thought fondly of the website.

"WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia," he said, accusing WikiLeaks Editor in Chief Julian Assange and whistleblower Edward Snowden of doing "great harm to our nation's national security."

At his first public speech, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pompeo had harsh words for Assange, whom he characterized as "a fraud, a coward hiding behind a screen."...

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-08-18 04:25 PM | Reply

The days of innocence when Assange and WikiLeaks were considered by some to be an untainted source of unbiased information are long past. His agendas have cost him many of the friends he once had.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-18 05:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"untainted source of unbiased"

Owing to the prevailing political headwinds, I read that as
"urinated source of urinated."

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-08-18 05:07 PM | Reply

Nooo, Wikileaks didn't have a political agenda. Nothing to see here, move along.
keep enjoying that embassy view Mr. Julian ("she looked 18 to me") Assange.

#6 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-08-19 10:39 AM | Reply

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