To Get Assange, US Likely to Play the “Russia” Angle Via Mueller Probe

by Whitney Webb / Mint Press News

By treating Assange as a Russian collaborator — not as a journalist or publisher — and using the carefully cultivated RussiaGate hysteria against him, it will spare other journalists the obligation of belatedly coming to Assange’s aid and they will instead continue to align themselves with the very institutions that seek to destroy a colleague and his organization.

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Whitney Webb is a staff writer for MintPress News and a contributor to Ben Swann’s Truth in Media. Her work has appeared on Global Research, the Ron Paul Institute and 21st Century Wire, among others. She has also made radio and TV appearances on RT and Sputnik. She currently lives with her family in southern Chile.
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3 thoughts on “To Get Assange, US Likely to Play the “Russia” Angle Via Mueller Probe

  1. What a travesty of justice! It seems beyond a reasonable doubt that the US and UK have conspired to obstruct justice and throw Assange to the vampires of Washington. The unholy duo almost got him, when Mme. Sec. Clinton obstructed justice in Sweden (what threats did she make against that little nation) and made them reverse themselves and bring Assange’s battery case back to life, after it had been dropped. The whole miasma of pseudo democratic nations falling over each other to thwart justice is beyond sickening!

    1. Totally right, Archie. The repugnant perfidy of the ruling cliques in most of the West, but led by the Anglo-American contingent, is something for the books. It sets a new record in depravity mixed with hypocrisy, and the rule by manipulated consent.

  2. I agree on the assessment of their strategy, but I fail to see a crime. I’m guessing he would be prosecuted under the espionage statute. Here is a summary:
    U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 37

    18 U.S. Code Chapter 37 – ESPIONAGE AND CENSORSHIP

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    § 791 – Repealed. Pub. L. 87–369, § 1, Oct. 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 795]
    § 792 – Harboring or concealing persons
    § 793 – Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information
    § 794 – Gathering or delivering defense information to aid foreign government
    § 795 – Photographing and sketching defense installations
    § 796 – Use of aircraft for photographing defense installations
    § 797 – Publication and sale of photographs of defense installations
    § 798 – Disclosure of classified information
    § 798A – Temporary extension of section 794
    § 799 – Violation of regulations of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    I further guess it would be under sections 793-4. But what “defense information?” Maybe the crimes of CIA, NSA, et al., but Vault 7 is about their crimes. It cannot be the Clintonite election rigging. But I grant that under the US Kangaroo judicial system, he probably could be convicted.

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