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    Thumbs up Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted

    Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange should not be prosecuted and he compared WikiLeaks publications to the Pentagon Papers.

    Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, said Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange had not done “anything wrong” and should not go to jail for disseminating stolen information just as major media does.


    “Let’s take the Pentagon Papers,” Giuliani told Fox News. “The Pentagon Papers were stolen property, weren’t they? It was in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Nobody went to jail at The New York Times and The Washington Post.”


    Giuliani said there were “revelations during the Bush administration” such as Abu Ghraib. “All of that is stolen property taken from the government, it’s against the law. But once it gets to a media publication, they can publish it,” Giuliani said, “for the purpose of informing people.”


    “You can’t put Assange in a different position,” he said. “He was a guy who communicated.”


    Giuliani said, “We may not like what [Assange] communicates, but he was a media facility. He was putting that information out,” he said. “Every newspaper and station grabbed it, and published it.”


    The U.S. government has admitted that it has indicted Assange for publishing classified information, but it is battling in court to keep the details of the indictment secret. As a lawyer and close advisor to Trump, Giuliani could have influence on the president’s and the Justice Department’s thinking on Assange.


    Giuliani also said there was no coordination between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks. “I was with Donald Trump day in and day out during the last four months of the campaign,” he said. “He was as surprised as I was about the WikiLeaks disclosures. Sometimes surprised to the extent of ‘Oh my god, did they really say that?’ We were wondering if it was true. They [the Clinton campaign] never denied it.”


    Giuliani said: “The thing that really got Hillary is not so much that it was revealed, but they were true. They actually had people as bad as that and she really was cheating on the debates. She really was getting from Donna Brazile the questions before hand. She really did completely screw Bernie Sanders.”


    “Every bit of that was true,” he went on. “Just like the Pentagon Papers put a different view on Vietnam, this put a different view on Hillary Clinton.”

    Giuliani said, “It was not right to hack. People who did it should go to jail, but no press person or person disseminating that for the purpose of informing did anything wrong.”


    https://consortiumnews.com/2018/12/3...be-prosecuted/



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    Thumbs up Giuliani Is Right! Free Assange!

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    Set the truth free.

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    Yet if he ever became president, he'd be saying the exact opposite.
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    My guess is that going into the election cycle the president would not want Assange as an enemy.

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    This was his Lindsey Graham moment and for just one second, he does not appear to be a big government globalist sociopath.

    Once he has been "corrected", we'll be returning to the regularly scheduled program right after this.

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    Wait- what!!!

    Am I actually agreeing with Giuliani????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Wait- what!!!

    Am I actually agreeing with Giuliani????
    Wait until Trump announces he is bringing the troops home...


    Oh wait, that already happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Wait- what!!!

    Am I actually agreeing with Giuliani????

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    A British charity helping whistleblowers around the world on Thursday launched a legal aid fund for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, warning his expulsion from Ecuador's embassy in London "may be imminent".The Courage Foundation said Assange's position in the embassy, where he has been living since seeking refuge there in 2012, was "under increasingly serious threat".


    "Prosecuting Assange for publishing constitutes a major attack on press freedoms at large, and his trans-Atlantic legal defence will require contributions from supporters around the world," the foundation said.
    The group said donations would "go solely to support the campaign to defend WikiLeaks' staff".

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/legal-aid-fun...174059866.html
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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Wait- what!!!

    Am I actually agreeing with Giuliani????
    When you look up the phrase "Politics makes for strange bedfellows", it redirects to this story.
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