Ex-congressman denies being middleman for US president after WikiLeaks published emails damaging to Hillary Clinton in 2016

CORRECTING THE RECORD ON ASSANGE:

  1. The number one error in this article (of several) is that it claims Assange's Ecuadorian asylum had the goal of avoiding extradition to Sweden. That is false. Assange applied for, and received asylum, on the basis of avoiding extradition to the United States. Both Assange and the Ecuadorian officials at the time were correct. The United States is now seeking his extradition, just as predicted.

  2. The article implies that WikiLeaks' release of Hillary Clinton's emails was timed to blunt the impact of the tape of Trump's "grab them by the pussy" comments. That is false. WikiLeaks had done substantial work and planning around the emails release, and the timing was per its own publishing schedule. It had nothing to do with the tape. On the other hand, one could more accurately claim that intelligence officials knew about WikiLeaks publishing schedule, and sought to blunt the impact of the emails release by putting the Trump tape out there.

  3. The article implies that Roger Stone colluded with WikiLeaks. This is false. Stone's conviction for lying to Congress was because of his fabrications about having WikiLeaks insider information and contacts, not because of his attempts to cover up real insider info & contacts.

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CORRECTING THE RECORD ON ASSANGE:

This video perpetuates falsehoods about Julian Assange. In particular:

  1. At 2:27, during footage from an old CBS broadcast, CBS chyron from that footage says that "Interpol seeks WikiLeaks chief on rape charge". That is incorrect. Sweden never charged Assange with a crime. Not once. Not ever.

  2. It says the allegations against Assange were "serious and credible". There has never been any credible evidence, and that is why Sweden could never charge him. There was never enough credible evidence.

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Independent UN rights experts on Thursday said the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by police in the United Kingdom, after the Ecuadorian Government decided to stop granting him asylum in their London embassy, exposed him to “the risk of serious human rights violations”, if extradited to the United States. |

CORRECTING THE RECORD ON ASSANGE:

This article makes two false statements:

  1. It says Assange obtained asylum from Ecuador to escape extradition to Sweden. In fact, his application for asylum, and the documents Ecuador issued in response, all clearly state that he was avoiding extradition to the United States. Sweden consistently and persistently refused to guarantee Assange that he would not be extradited further to the United States, despite such guarantees being a routine matter of course in such cases. And Assange was ultimately proven correct when the US filed an extradition request to the UK in 2019.

  2. Sweden never charged Assange with a crime. Not one. Not ever. Sweden was investigating Assange for the crime (in Sweden) of tearing a condom during intercourse without the woman's consent. But they never charged him on it. There were Swedish allegations and a Swedish investigation. But there was not ever a single Swedish charge filed.


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CORRECTING THE RECORD ON ASSANGE:

This article makes two false statements:

  1. It says Assange obtained asylum from Ecuador to escape extradition to Sweden. In fact, his application for asylum, and the documents Ecuador issued in response, all clearly state that he was avoiding extradition to the United States. Sweden consistently and persistently refused to guarantee Assange that we would not be extradited further to the United States, despite such guarantees being a routine matter of course in such cases. And Assange was ultimately proven correct when the US filed an extradition request to the UK in 2019.

  2. Sweden never charged Assange with a crime. Not one. Not ever. Sweden was investigating Assange for the crime (in Sweden) of tearing a condom during intercourse without the woman's consent. But they never charged him on it. There were Swedish allegations and a Swedish investigation. But there was not ever a single Swedish charge filed.

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Hundreds took to Niagara Square Saturday calling for racial equality and defunding the Buffalo Police Department.

I echo this call to #DefundThePolice

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All 57 of the members of the Buffalo Police Department’s Emergency Response Team resigned Friday from the unit which responds to riots and other crowd control

The blue wall of tyranny. We're going to break it down fuckers.

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Educators on police tactics differed wildly Friday when asked about the shove from Buffalo police officers that sent 75-year-old Martin Gugino onto a City Hall sidewalk and led to their

Establishment media interviewing Establishment apologists in academia, who not surprisingly apologize for Establishment goon squads. Even then, they thought it was too rapid an escalation.

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Martin Gugino, 75, was in serious but stable condition at Erie County Medical Center as of Thursday night, according to

Psalm 120:7 "I am for peace. But when I speak, they are for war."

The forces of violence target most those who advocate for peace the most.

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Both officers pleaded not guilty to the charges as part of a procedure that took place online before City Judge Craig D.

This is a good start at finally holding the pigs accountable for their brutal violence. Keep it going mayors, prosecutors, and juries, keep it going.

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Holy fuck, this new Java API for time is total shit.

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President Trump on Wednesday called the death of Minnesota man George Floyd at the hands of white cops there a "very, very sad event" as he revealed an FBI-DOJ probe into the death.

It was murder. Cops need to be put away.

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