Assange’s US charge has nothing to do with Clinton emails, Seth Rich

The arrest of Julian Assange last week after being thrown out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London has so many moving parts that there is much confusion over what it means.

The Swedish authorities dropped the original charges against him for an alleged date rape. The London police have him on a process charge of failing to show up for a hearing concerning the extradition on the Swedish charge.

The US has a single federal indictment in eastern Virginia district on unauthorized access of a computer saying Assange allegedly helped then-Bradley Manning crack a password.

The feds do not have hard evidence it was Assange on the other end of the computer working with Manning. The Obama administration commuted Manning sentence, so there is no pressure on Manning to testify in the case.

Nevertheless, the feds are seeking extradition to the US on the charge, which was filed by the Trump Justice department in 2018. The feds are also seeking an extension to the statute of limitation on the charge through a global terrorism exemption.

So what does this all mean? If the case goes forward, there will be no mention of Clinton campaign emails, no mention of how Wikileaks came by the emails. No Seth Rich, no Russian hack, nothing to do with the 2016 release of data.That will not be part of any Assange trial.

I do look for a rather quick decision by the London courts to grant extradition since the US has the strongest — albeit weak in evidence — charge against Assange.

However the end game on this chess match is very unclear right now.

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Do them Dems really want Assange to talk?

I found it very funny that on Wednesday the Attorney General of the United States William Barr told a Senate committee he had a belief that the Trump presidential campaign was spied upon.

While this should have created a media firestorm, mainstream media ignored the story for the most part as I wrote Thursday about the New York Times coverage.

Nevertheless, the Deep State needed to assure there would be little coverage going forward, so after seven years of being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy Julian Assange was thrown out by the South American country and arrested by London police.

with that the Friday morning news is all about Assange with no follow-up on AG Barr’s comments. Case closed for now.

We know from the Q drops that Assange has plenty of information regarding illegal acts perpetrated by the Democrats leading into the 2016 election including Hillary Clinton’s illegal computer server containing classified information.

The Clinton campaign alleged that the Russians hacked the illegal server and that’s how Wikileaks obtained all the emails, but from the drops we are told that a staffer downloaded the files to a thumb drive.

That staffer was Seth Rich, who was murdered in an “attempted robbery” in DC  on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 4:20 am. Nothing was taken from him in the robbery. His wallet, phone and keys were all found in his possession. His death is still an unsolved case in DC.

So now that Assange is in custody in London and the Department of Justice is making an application to have him brought to the US to face charges related to how Wikileaks obtained other classified information through Chelsea Manning’s hacks.

Will we also find out more information on the Clinton campaign’s pre-2016 election crimes?

Time will tell.

Rosenstein to take the fall to hide Obama administration’s dirty secrets

Today may be Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s last full day in the job.

Rosenstein has been stonewalling Congress on the release of the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI having spies in the Trump campaign prior to any probe into Russian collusion despite facing congressional subpoenas.

Rosenstein was told on Monday by House leadership to supply relevant materials by Friday or face impeachment hearings.

The House Freedom Caucus — a conservative group — last month drafted impeachment articles against Rosenstein, which House leadership has said it will consider should  Rosenstein not comply.

Republican House member Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted this below Wednesday:

“If we were really serious about oversight we’d say the documents will be present at 10:00a.m. tomorrow, if they’re not, at 10:01 we start the impeachment proceedings regarding Rod Rosenstein.”

The House Judiciary Committee has requested from Rosenstein’s office more than a million documents from the FBI and DOJ relating to the Hillary Clinton email probe, the firing of former top FBI official Andrew McCabe, and reported surveillance of a Trump aide during the 2016 presidential election.

Remember Rosenstein is on the hot seat because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself soon after his appointment of any dealing with DOJ’s Russian probe.

Congress does not have the right to fire Rosenstein, that can only come from Sessions. However they can impeach or charge him with contempt and jail him until the documents are released. The latter is highly unlikely to happen.

Just what is Rosenstein protecting by ignoring the congressional subpoenas is anyone’s guess, but I’ll put a few thoughts out there.

  • The transcript of the tarmac meeting between President Bill Clinton and AG Loretta Lynch, which may include a call from the Obama Oval Office.
  • More details into the death of Hillary Clinton aide Seth Rich and his dealings with Julian Assange.
  • Rosenstein and FBI working through the Five Eyes protocol to spy on Americans here in the US.

Those are just a few bombshells that may be contained in Horowitz’s report, which have been redacted.

Remember Horowitz’s report does not have the weight that Utah US attorney John Huber’s investigation. Huber can and will indict individuals involved in obscuring the FBI and DOJ investigations into the Clinton’s email server and the hiring of Fusion/GPS to produce the “Russian Dossier”.

Debating the last debate

Wednesday night marks the last presidential debate.

The fireworks should be on full display as both sides look to land a knock out punch.

The idea of either candidate swaying the others’ backers to their side is a bit of folly as this election is so divisive.

The premise of bringing in the undecided voters to your side is sort of muted this year since we get daily missives on each candidates past criminal or civil allegations, which is pushing people away from the process.

So the undecideds, which I believe are fewer than most polls acknowledge, have much to weigh through in order to come to a decision.

Unfortunately the decisions of which candidate to choose is not based on a solid economic plan or a better solution to wars overseas, since these topics are not proffered because the candidates are slinging mud and allegations, not policy thoughts.

Some of these daily charges have been curtailed by the stifling of Julian Assange and Wikileaks internet connection out of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

Let me put this down now. If you believe we will have an answer to who won this election on Nov.8th or Nov. 9th or Jan. 12th, you would be wrong.

Whomever “wins” the general election, the other side will make the 2000 election look like a local school board election.

I just cannot see any geniality coming from either side in a concession speech early Wed. morning after the tally.

 

What's the next shoe to drop in Wikileaks blackout?

So this is what I am hearing from a source on the shutting down of Julian Assange’s internet connection.

Wikileaks uploaded some files one of which was a video, which showed Hillary Clinton behaving badly.

The leaked video and two to three other files were then blocked by a “state party” from being uploaded through the web blockage.

According to my source the “state party” was an US secret agency. Since Assange is holed up the Ecuadorean Embassy in London is this not an act of war? Since the embassy is considered  to have a special status.

This from the State Department website:

Embassies and consulates abroad, as well as foreign embassies and consulates in the United States, have a special status. While diplomatic spaces remain the territory of the host state, an embassy or consulate represents a sovereign state. International rules do not allow representatives of the host country to enter an embassy without permission –even to put out a fire — and designate an attack on an embassy as an attack on the country it represents.

So now we will see how Wikileaks handles this going forward. The issued statement that the Ecuadorian embassy turned off the internet connection may be factual, but at whose behest?