Trumpâs Betrayal of Julian Assange
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One thing weâve learned from the Trump Presidency is that the âdeep stateâ is not just some crazy conspiracy theory. For the past three years weâve seen that deep state launch plot after plot to overturn the election.
It all started with former CIA director John Brennanâs phony âIntelligence Assessmentâ of Russian involvement in the 2016 election. It was claimed that all 17 US intelligence agencies agreed that Putin put Trump in office, but we found out later that the report was cooked up by a handful of Brennanâs hand-picked agents.
Donald Trump upset the Washington apple cart as presidential candidate and in so doing he set elements of the deep state in motion against him.
One of the things candidate Donald Trump did to paint a deep state target on his back was his repeated praise of Wikileaks, the pro-transparency media organization headed up by Australian journalist Julian Assange. More than 100 times candidate Trump said âI love Wikileaksâ on the campaign trail.
Trump loved it when Wikileaks exposed the criminality of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, as it cheated to deprive Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Party nomination. Wikileaksâ release of the DNC emails exposed the deep corruption at the heart of US politics, and as a candidate Trump loved the transparency.
Then Trump got elected.
The real tragedy of the Trump presidency is nowhere better demonstrated than in Trumpâs 180 degree turn away from Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. âI know nothing about Wikileaks,â he said as president. âItâs really not my thing.â
US pressure and bribes to the Ecuadorian government ended Assangeâs asylum and his seven years in a room at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. After his dramatic arrest by London’s Metropolitan Police last April, he has been effectively tortured in British jails at the behest of the US deep state.