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    Default Swedish prosecutors drop case against Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

    https://www.rt.com/news/388904-assan...tigation-drop/

    Thank you Trump!

    Sweden has dropped its case against Julian Assange and will revoke its arrest warrant, WikiLeaks has announced.

    The decision was made by Sweden’s director of public prosecution, who confirmed that she decided to discontinue the investigation against the WikiLeaks co-founder.

    “Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rape concerning Julian Assange,” the prosecutor's office said in a statement, as quoted by Reuters.

    The decision to drop the investigation into an allegation of rape against Assange marks an end to a seven-year stand-off.

    Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, in order to avoid extradition to Sweden over the allegation, which he denies.

    The decision comes after Assange’s Swedish lawyer filed a motion which demanded that the arrest warrant be lifted, after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in April that arresting the WikiLeaks co-founder would be a “priority.”



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    I haven't seen anything indicating he had anything to do with this; if you do, a link would be nice. I was under the impression the Trump wasn't too fond of Assange. And then there's this from the article:
    "The decision comes after Assange’s Swedish lawyer filed a motion which demanded that the arrest warrant be lifted, after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in April that arresting the WikiLeaks co-founder would be a “priority.”"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghengis86 View Post
    I haven't seen anything indicating he had anything to do with this; if you do, a link would be nice. I was under the impression the Trump wasn't too fond of Assange. And then there's this from the article:
    "The decision comes after Assange’s Swedish lawyer filed a motion which demanded that the arrest warrant be lifted, after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in April that arresting the WikiLeaks co-founder would be a “priority.”"
    This "priority" public comment is what gave credence to Assange claim that he would be extradited. Hence it helped Assange's case and the charges were dropped. Few people know what's really going on behind the scenes.
    Was that comment made on purpose?
    Publicly Trump is against Wikileaks.... but what does Trump think in his own mind? Don't you think States should be held accountable to their own laws. Wikileaks helped Trump a lot. Trump won't forget that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    This "priority" public comment is what gave credence to Assange claim that he would be extradited. Hence it helped Assange's case and the charges were dropped. Few people know what's really going on behind the scenes.
    Was that comment made on purpose?
    Publicly Trump is against Wikileaks.... but what does Trump think in his own mind? Don't you think States should be held accountable to their own laws. Wikileaks helped Trump a lot. Trump won't forget that.
    Interesting take on it. However, Sessions wants to extradite and put him in jail for leaking state info, not bc of the Swede girl's rape accusation. So while Julian is cleared on that front, he's still a marked man by the US and U.K. Has not confirmed or denied that they have an extradition request for Julian from the US.

    Trump should be very grateful to Assange (and Hillary, the DNC, Obama) for the leaking during the election. But as has been the case with his (and most all) presidency, he's hamstrung on what he can and cannot accomplish on his own.

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    The things people invent in their minds amazes me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    The Fed is NOT safe from audit, Trump has said he wants to audit the fed and we may have some bills coming up soon.

    Trump is helping Rand pass his healthcare plan, if you think Trump actually supported RyanCare then you are foolish and you need to go read the threads where I addressed this topic. Rand was talking to Trump 2-3 times a week, and Rand told Trump straight up it wasn't going to pass, it didn't have the votes. Trump knew it wasn't going to pass, so he supported it to make sure it was all Paul Ryan's failure and none of it could be blamed on him. Trump hates Paul Ryan.

    Trump is going to help save Syria, with Russia's help.
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    It is not about brainwashing. You can support Trump for practical reasons. I think Danno is right about the Syria missile strikes helping Trump politically in the US. The media stopped talking about the sickening russian narrative. Proof again it was just a hoax to manipulate the public opinion.

    Trump made a good call as a politician. Libertarian souls can bitch all they want about principles and being conned. Trump is going to disappointed again. I have enough hairchest.

    Just answer the question. Which game is Trump playing?

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    ... some good news anyway.

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    It's a trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparebulb View Post
    It's a trick.
    Quote Originally Posted by misterx View Post
    Yeah, I like cops. They keep the streets safe. Get over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    The Fed is NOT safe from audit, Trump has said he wants to audit the fed and we may have some bills coming up soon.

    Trump is helping Rand pass his healthcare plan, if you think Trump actually supported RyanCare then you are foolish and you need to go read the threads where I addressed this topic. Rand was talking to Trump 2-3 times a week, and Rand told Trump straight up it wasn't going to pass, it didn't have the votes. Trump knew it wasn't going to pass, so he supported it to make sure it was all Paul Ryan's failure and none of it could be blamed on him. Trump hates Paul Ryan.

    Trump is going to help save Syria, with Russia's help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    It is not about brainwashing. You can support Trump for practical reasons. I think Danno is right about the Syria missile strikes helping Trump politically in the US. The media stopped talking about the sickening russian narrative. Proof again it was just a hoax to manipulate the public opinion.

    Trump made a good call as a politician. Libertarian souls can bitch all they want about principles and being conned. Trump is going to disappointed again. I have enough hairchest.

    Just answer the question. Which game is Trump playing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    The things people invent in their minds amazes me.
    Ya think?
    There is no spoon.

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    ‘I do not forgive or forget’: Assange responds after Swedish prosecutors drop rape case

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will not “forgive or forget” being “slandered” and “detained” for seven years without charge.



    Assange is due to give a public statement shortly after rape allegations against him were dropped by Swedish prosecutors on Friday.

    Swedish prosecutors said as “all options of moving the investigation forward are now exhausted” and “in light of the views expressed by the [Swedish] Supreme Court on the proportionality of remanding someone in absentia” it was no longer “proportional” to maintain Assange’s arrest warrant.

    Sweden’s director of public prosecution, Marianne Ny, said: “I don’t want to assign blame and responsibility to any particular person for this. I must note however that the reason for this [investigation ending] is that Julian Assange has kept himself away from us for so long.”

    Assange’s lawyer Per Samuelsson said his client was now considering suing Sweden.

    “It’s not about money but redress,” Samuelson told news agency TT.
    https://www.rt.com/uk/388952-assange...arges-embassy/
    Quote Originally Posted by misterx View Post
    Yeah, I like cops. They keep the streets safe. Get over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    The Fed is NOT safe from audit, Trump has said he wants to audit the fed and we may have some bills coming up soon.

    Trump is helping Rand pass his healthcare plan, if you think Trump actually supported RyanCare then you are foolish and you need to go read the threads where I addressed this topic. Rand was talking to Trump 2-3 times a week, and Rand told Trump straight up it wasn't going to pass, it didn't have the votes. Trump knew it wasn't going to pass, so he supported it to make sure it was all Paul Ryan's failure and none of it could be blamed on him. Trump hates Paul Ryan.

    Trump is going to help save Syria, with Russia's help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    It is not about brainwashing. You can support Trump for practical reasons. I think Danno is right about the Syria missile strikes helping Trump politically in the US. The media stopped talking about the sickening russian narrative. Proof again it was just a hoax to manipulate the public opinion.

    Trump made a good call as a politician. Libertarian souls can bitch all they want about principles and being conned. Trump is going to disappointed again. I have enough hairchest.

    Just answer the question. Which game is Trump playing?

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    The rape charges were faked and politically motivated.

    just like when police plants drugs to arrest someone.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...fied-wikileaks

    Trump and Assange's friendship may come to a quick halt as US charges loom

    A threat by the Donald Trump administration last month to imprison WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange might, from Assange’s perspective, seem ungrateful.

    It was WikiLeaks that published a steady drip of awkward emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman in the run-up to the November election. It was WikiLeaks that exposed plotting inside the Democratic National Committee to ruin the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. And it was WikiLeaks that Trump associates such as Roger Stone touted as the force that would finish off Clinton.

    “I love WikiLeaks,” Trump himself said at a Pennsylvania rally a month before the election, brandishing a printout of a Clinton campaign email, to cheers from the crowd.

    So favored was Assange inside the Trump orbit that Fox News host Sean Hannity, an extreme Trump backer, traveled to London after the election to conduct a three-part interview with Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy.

    Trump and Assange were, not four months ago, more than friendly allies. They were undeclared partners.

    But now, with Swedish prosecutors having closed an investigation of rape allegations against Assange, the stated intention of the United States to charge him or his associates for crimes relating to the publication of classified material once again looms as perhaps the greatest threat to Assange’s freedom.

    The Trump team revealed its 180-degree turn on the Assange question last month, with CIA director Mike Pompeo – who celebrated WikiLeaks during the presidential campaign – calling the group a “hostile intelligence service” and attorney general Jeff Sessions saying that prosecuting WikiLeaks was “a priority”.

    “So yes, it is a priority,” Sessions said. “We’ve already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.”
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-donald-trump/

    Six months after praising WikiLeaks on the White House campaign trail, Mr. Trump told The Associated Press on Friday that he doesn’t oppose federal efforts to put Mr. Assange behind bars for his role in publishing a trove of classified State and Defense Department documents starting in 2010.

    Charging the WikiLeaks chief would be “OK with me,” Mr. Trump said in an interview Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterx View Post
    Yeah, I like cops. They keep the streets safe. Get over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    The Fed is NOT safe from audit, Trump has said he wants to audit the fed and we may have some bills coming up soon.

    Trump is helping Rand pass his healthcare plan, if you think Trump actually supported RyanCare then you are foolish and you need to go read the threads where I addressed this topic. Rand was talking to Trump 2-3 times a week, and Rand told Trump straight up it wasn't going to pass, it didn't have the votes. Trump knew it wasn't going to pass, so he supported it to make sure it was all Paul Ryan's failure and none of it could be blamed on him. Trump hates Paul Ryan.

    Trump is going to help save Syria, with Russia's help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    It is not about brainwashing. You can support Trump for practical reasons. I think Danno is right about the Syria missile strikes helping Trump politically in the US. The media stopped talking about the sickening russian narrative. Proof again it was just a hoax to manipulate the public opinion.

    Trump made a good call as a politician. Libertarian souls can bitch all they want about principles and being conned. Trump is going to disappointed again. I have enough hairchest.

    Just answer the question. Which game is Trump playing?

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    I wonder what this multiple rape charges against Assange being dropped would do the the Sweden's status as the rape capital of Europe(of the world?)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    Come on man, you can't be freaking serious with this sh*t

    Thank you Trump?

    It is personality worshiping tards like this is one of the reasons why we can never overthrow the establishment. These people vote in elections and their number is 10x the number of rational thinking people.
    Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling…makes no difference. The degree is arbitrary. The definition’s blurred. If I’m to choose between one evil and another, I’d rather not choose at all. Geralt of Rivia

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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    Come on man, you can't be freaking serious with this sh*t

    Thank you Trump?

    It is personality worshiping tards like this is one of the reasons why we can never overthrow the establishment. These people vote in elections and their number is 10x the number of rational thinking people.
    Just in case the real Donald Trump read this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    I wonder what this multiple rape charges against Assange being dropped would do the the Sweden's status as the rape capital of Europe(of the world?)?
    It is difficult to compare rape figures between countries- especially with Sweden. They have a very broad way of counting rapes. If a woman claims her husband/ boyfriend had been sexually assaulting her over the past year, it is counted as over 300 separate rapes. Other countries would count it as one. They also use a broader definition of rape than some other countries use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    It is difficult to compare rape figures between countries- especially with Sweden. They have a very broad way of counting rapes. If a woman claims her husband/ boyfriend had been sexually assaulting her over the past year, it is counted as over 300 separate rapes. Other countries would count it as one. They also use a broader definition of rape than some other countries use.
    Well they just dropped their fabricated allegations of rape. by whatever scale they use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    It is difficult to compare rape figures between countries- especially with Sweden. They have a very broad way of counting rapes. If a woman claims her husband/ boyfriend had been sexually assaulting her over the past year, it is counted as over 300 separate rapes. Other countries would count it as one. They also use a broader definition of rape than some other countries use.
    Youre a real piece of work. I note the pun, and don't you think its flippant?
    Good for Julian.

    Also, lame attempt at derailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghengis86 View Post
    I haven't seen anything indicating he had anything to do with this; if you do, a link would be nice. I was under the impression the Trump wasn't too fond of Assange. And then there's this from the article:
    "The decision comes after Assange’s Swedish lawyer filed a motion which demanded that the arrest warrant be lifted, after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in April that arresting the WikiLeaks co-founder would be a “priority.”"
    If Trump's "draining the swamp" talking point is real, which perhaps it is nothing more than political bull$#@!, he should be a great fan of Assange. It could be argued that Assange had a lot to do with Trump's ascension to the throne.

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