WikiLeaks’ lawyers have written to Google and the US Department of Justice concerning a serious violation of the privacy and journalistic rights of WikiLeaks’ staff. Investigations editor Sarah Harrison, Section Editor Joseph Farrell and senior journalist and spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson have received notice that Google had handed over all their emails and metadata to the United States government on the back of alleged ‘conspiracy’ and ‘espionage’ warrants carrying up to 45 years in prison.
Importantly, the warrants reveal for the first time a clear list of the alleged offences the US government is trying to apply in its attempts to build a prosecution against Julian Assange and other WikiLeaks staff. The offences add up to a total of 45 years of imprisonment.
The US government is claiming universal jurisdiction to apply the Espionage Act, general Conspiracy statute and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to journalists and publishers – a horrifying precedent for press freedoms around the world. Once an offence is alleged in relation to a journalist or their source, the whole media organisation, by the nature of its work flow, can be targeted as alleged ‘conspiracy’. Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief said: ‘WikiLeaks has out endured everything the Obama administration has thrown at us and we will out endure these latest “offences” too.’
A Russia foreign ministry worker advised CNN to stop lying.
“I have a question: is it rock bottom, which the US media has reached, or is there an even greater depth for them to dive?” Zakharova said.
“The things that the US media affords itself to report are just an attempt at… a total disinformation of the public in America and worldwide,” Zakharova explained, adding the US audience is, of course, the main target.
CNN is publishing spy cam footage of shouting arguments in the Oval Office. Here is a rumor of what the argument was about – don’t trust it, it’s UNCONFIRMED:
Further UNCONFIRMED RUMOR:
The server that was used as probable cause in the FISA request that was supposedly communicating with a Russian bank was setup by McMullin.
The domain was registered to the Trump OrgAINZation. It was registered by Ex-CIA and Never Trumper Evan McMullin’s sister, Emily McMullin. The GoDaddy account was opened in 2009, but the domain was registered on 6/29/2016 – right around the time of the first FISA request.
Evan’s High School is Auburn Senior HS in Auburn, WA (coincidently the same HS i graduated from).
Emily McMullin went to Auburn HS and graduated 2 years later.
Family FLickr showing they are likely siblings.
Emily handles other Trump domains and Trump worked with them since 2007. Ages don’t match for any possible family members.
Gosh, posting unconfirmed rumors makes me look like a total amateur at this journalism stuff.
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