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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied bail by London court
"Judge has denied bail to wikileaks. Founder julian assange who has been jailed in britain since twenty nine as he fights extradition to the united states ordering him to remain in prison while the courts consider an appeal by us authorities against a decision to not extradite him on monday. The judge rejected the request. Sentence on should the us face espionage charges on health
WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK
"Denied bail to the founder of Wikileaks. Julian Assange, has been jailed in the UK since 2019. He's fighting extradition to the United States. The judge ordered a sandwich to remain in prison is the courts consider an appeal by U. S authorities against the decision there in the UK not to extradite him back to the U. S.
U.K. judge denies Julian Assange's request for release on bail
"A judge has rejected wikileaks founder. Julian assange is bid to be released from prison as he fights. Us extradition attempts on espionage charges assange has been held at london's high-security belmarsh prison since april of twenty nineteen arrested for skipping. Bail on a separate legal battle two days ago. A judge denied the. Us request send assange to the us to face those charges for publishing secret military documents a decade ago. The us says it will appeal that decision. North
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied bail by London court
"The Wikileaks founder released from prison. A judge here may have rejected the U. S extradition bid on health grounds. But Julian Assange remains in London's gritty Belmarsh prison while the U. S appeals that decision his lawyers will be back in court today to plead for bail for the Wikileaks founder. But since he jumped bail last time, they'll have a lot of persuading to do. Vicki Barker, CBS News And then This
Microsoft Solar Winds Breach, Slack Outage, Assange Denied Extradition, Singapore Police Use Contact Tracing Data
"Microsoft source code accessed by solarmax attackers as part of its ongoing investigation into the solar wind supply chain attack. Microsoft discovered it systems were infiltrated beyond just the presence of militia code with the attackers able to view source code in a number of repositories while able to view the code. The attackers did not gain permission to modify any code or systems. The company said it did not see any production systems or customer data access or found any indication. It systems were used to attack. Other organizations slack suffers a massive outage. Looks like slack head a case of the mondays because the team messaging service was down for several hours on january. Fourth uses began reporting issues around ten am eastern with slack. Managing the issues on its support page around ten fourteen. Am saying the issues connecting to the service and messaging but classifying it as a full blown outage around eleven. Twenty am by one pm slack. Support advise that users should be able to reconnect with degraded performance but that counter integrations and email notifications for. Dm's we're still having issues. Slack did not specify the reason for the outage. uk judge denies assange extradition to the us. The judge ruled that wikileaks founder. Julian assange cannot be extradited to the united states to face trial on charges for violating the espionage act. the judge ruled that extradition would be unjust and oppressive. Setting assange is mental. Health would put them at extreme risk of suicide if extradited to the us the judge rejected assange s defence however that the charges weren't attack on press freedom and politically motivated saying the. Us brought the case in good faith in two thousand nineteen asandra charged with seventeen counts of violating the espionage act resulting from the publication of documents provided by former us army intelligence analyst chelsea manning. Singapore police can use contact tracing data in criminal investigations. Singapore's minister of state for home affairs desmond tan confirmed that law enforcement can use data from the country's trace together contact tracing app and wearable token as part of the country criminal procedure code. When the app token were introduced the government said data would never be accessed unless there was a positive test insisting token was not a tracking device and that all data would be encrypted for twenty five days before being automatically deleted tan also said that misuse of contact tracing data by unauthorized users was still subject to fines and up to two years in jail
UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange
"Uk judge vanessa. Barrett sir westminster magistrates. Courts ruled that wikileaks founder. Julian assange cannot be extradited to the united states to face trial. On charges of violating the espionage act the judge ruled that extradition would be unjust and oppressive citing that assange is mental. Health would put him at extreme risk of suicide if extradited to the us the judge rejected us on just defense at the charges. Were an attack on press freedom seeing that the brought the case in good faith in two thousand nineteen assange was charged with seventeen counts of violating the espionage act resulting from the publication of documents provided by former us army intelligence analyst chelsea. Manning
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to US denied by British judge
"Judge in London today ruled against the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange Onge to the U. S. He's been indicted on charges of violating the Espionage Act. The judge said the risk of suicide if a Sanchez extradited is too high. The verdict was a surprise. It prompted a huge cheer among Assan just supporters outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court. The judge's verdict says that Julian Assange will not be extradited to the United States to stand trial on mental health grounds. She says that he's the past is despairing on that conditions in U. S jails, which she described as oppressive could make him a serious suicide risk that CBS correspondent Elizabeth Palmer
UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange
"Uk judge vanessa. Barrister of westminster's magistrate's court ruled that wikileaks founder. Julian assange can not extradited to the united states to face trial on charges of violating the espionage. Act the judge ruled. The extradition would be unjust and oppressive setting assange mental health extreme risk of suicide if extradited to the us. The judge rejected assange defense that the charges were an attack on press freedom however saying that the us brought the case in good faith in two thousand nineteen asandra is charged with seventeen counts of violating the espionage act resulting from the publication of documents provided by former us army intelligence analyst chelsea manning
Judge blocks Julian Assange's extradition to US
"Judge has rejected the request by the United States to extradite the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Onge. Face espionage charges. The judge says it would be oppressive due to his mental health. BBC correspondent James Landale reporting, the judge said American officials were unlikely to prevent a sans, who published the leaked military and diplomatic documents a decade ago from committing suicide, he published legislator documents said Look, this is evidence war crimes by the Americans and others in Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans and other said, You're risking lives by publishing this information. There were also then subsequently allegations of sexual offenses. As Mister soldier in Sweden and that was subsequently dropped. He decided to hide himself in the Ecuadorian Embassy for seven years. He was then arrested by the British and detained Depending this extradition request by the Americans they owe. US government will appeal that decision.
U.K. judge rejects U.S. request to extradite WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
"Rules on extraditing Wikileaks founder Julian Massage to the U. S Judge has just ruled that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the U. S because of fear. Is that the wiki leaks founder may commit suicide. US prosecutors expected to appeal today's ruling yes, reporter Vicki Barker says Massage faces espionage charges for posting a leaked U. S military and diplomatic documents. He spent years an asylum of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Atlanta police
Julian Assange Faces Ruling on Extradition to U.S.
"Will rule today on whether the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange large, could be extradited to the United States to face charges relating to the disclosure of thousands of secret military documents. The U. S claims the leaks broke the law and endangered lives. Mr. Assange's supporters say they revealed evidence of war crimes.
UK judge to rule on US extradition for WikiLeaks' Assange
"Decisions expected soon on the legal feet of the wikileaks founder. Julian assange is one step closer to learning if he will be extradited to the us a district judge in the united kingdom is set to deliver her decision. Monday in a london courtroom if she grants the request. Britain's home secretary would then make the final decision no matter which way the decision goes and appeal is
UK judge to rule on US extradition for WikiLeaks' Assange
"Spent years inside the ecuadorian embassy. In london now the next chapter of the julian assange saga is set to play out in a british court. Next week julian assange. The founder of wikileaks soon finds out whether or not he'll be extradited to the us from the uk to face. Numerous counts of espionage. A judge's decisions expected monday morning if granted. Britain's home secretary will make the final call. A solid is facing seventeen charges over the publication of secret american military documents. But he may have an ace up. His sleeve. Assange his partner and mother of his two children stella morris has appealed via twitter to president trump asking that the wikileaks be pardoned. If convicted ajaj faces up to one hundred seventy five years behind
Julian Assange will learn on January 4 whether he will be sent to US
"Let's get a julian assange update here because yeah we haven't talked to this new but i'm pretty sure they did rule here not that long ago. let's see muller investigated julian assange assange lawyer says trump offered a deal to avoid extradition. That was a month ago four days ago. Rt reports prison friend of julian assange commit suicide to avoid deportation and six days ago Media silence on assange aids trump. So not a whole lot as far as breaking news. I guess look. The daily mail reported a week ago. Julian assange learns. Us extradition fate over hacking on january fourth so that the next big day is going to be january fourth where he will be. According to this report he will find out whether he will be extradited to the united states to face charges. That could see him for one. Hundred and seventy five years. He's facing eight forty nine years old now. He spent last decade of his life. You know basically behind bars he was in the ecuadorian embassy for six or seven years or something house a longtime faces eighteen charges including a plot to hack computers and conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defense information. He is said to have plotted with defense analyst chelsea manning more reasonably to expose war crimes by the government correct and it wasn't he who hacked any computers. He was simply helping chelsea manning crack password and i mean calling it calling crack s. I find it kinda humorous views. It was like it was basically just like a hash or something like that of of Something or other. And i don't know it was it was it was it was too well. No i know but it was. It was such a week. It's so weak to call at cracking I'm sorry but like okay. Maybe maybe fine. Maybe it was technically somehow illegal. But i just how can it be illegal. If he's not based in the united states. Well the thing is right back to this whole thing where they didn't. He didn't actually attack a server with like random passwords chelsea. Got the file and send it to him right right and so he basically looked up. It was like looking up the password based on hash or something like that. He helped chelsea with whatever she tells. Find out what the what the password would be based on the hash or something like that. Issue was not in within the so posad geographic land mass of the united states at the time he did not breach any security. No within the united states government. But yet it's like. Harvard is like conspiracy to assist hacking or something like that. It was so ridiculous. Yeah he's such a stretch to say that he did you know Nature conspiracy to obtain and disclosed national defense information and a hacking charge of some sort or blacking. Charges mockery with intent to gawk district. Judge vanessa. Bharat sir has reserved judgment. Her hearing dozens of witnesses called by assange legal team in a bid to persuade her to block his extradition appearing via video link from the belmarsh prison assange spoke to confirm his name and date of birth edward fitzgerald. the attorney for asana said quote. This is just a caller over. We're in contact with judge. Berate sir about the timetable. I think she's dealing with that. On behalf of mr assange. There are no submission. so they don't have anything to say at this point they've made their argument and the final judgment come down in just under two months time on january fourth. So that's where we're at
"julian assange" Discussed on Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
"Was there in in sentencing and so ellsberg's going back and forth in as he says. And I think this is a great context for it. You know this small fraction of people who the government is claiming to be murdered on both sides of this conflict with what they're trying to say is that there were. Some people may be a few people who ultimately might have been killed by the disclosures of these wikileaks documents. We can't lose perspective in talking about the carnage that has gone on and. And in that respect, I can say the Iraq war logs revealed that fifteen thousand more people fifteen thousand more civilians were killed in that war zone than were previously known before those disclosures and and so this kind of thing Ellsberg was trying to place it into the context of war that has gone on throughout the region. For the last twenty years he even spoke to the displacement of of the thirty, seven million people that is on that has unfolded in the region and saying he didn't actually believe that these. Government agencies truly care at all about these Middle Eastern or the people in Afghanistan because in fact, and this is an important point. Julian assange asked for help from the state, department and the Pentagon on the reductions, and they would not provide any assistance in removing the names or giving him any information that would help him understand. Whether someone would be put at risk and we've we've had this corroborated by journalists who were working on the material. So I'm not just you know. You say this to be a booster. Of assange, we've heard evidence in this case of of of wikileaks actually trying to do good diligence with the material and yet because. They don't want wikileaks to be treated as a journalist organization or a media organization. They would not do they would not do business. Basically, what's interesting is that a lot of this hinges not on press freedom, but actually on on human rights because the you know the United States takes a a much more liberal view. So to speak of what the state is and what the prison system. Is Allowed to do to the people who are in its charge the rest of the kind of the industrialized world does not treat prisoners the way that we do and so the assange defense is saying that if you extradite Assange to the United States, he will be locked in a whole. He'll you know who spent his life in isolation in a supermax and eventually probably in Colorado where he? Will. Suffer the most kind of depraved state action that that you can contemplate short of you know ripping somebody's toenails out and so what was the argument that was being made by defense around the prison conditions in the United?.
"julian assange" Discussed on Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
"That this is not reasonable that it is in fact, everything that wikileaks does. From when it accepts the document when it tries to authenticate them to win, it makes media partnerships to also make sure that names are redacted to make sure that sensitive details. Understood. Fully before the documents are published and I think you see that this is the way to keep investigative journalism robust in the twenty first century. I thought Trevor's point was interesting that. The. New. York Times does not get a press badge from the US government. You know it isn't and it shouldn't be up to the US government to decide who is who is not a journalist in the idea of who is or is not a responsible journalist is different from what is illegal or legal conduct which i. Thought was important because the prosecution wanted to say, well, he was he's any responsible person. So therefore, he doesn't have these protections and the counter is no. It's not up to the government to say what's responsible irresponsible journalism the you know the the the government creates laws and and the, and if the laws are violated, then then you can start your prosecution but if not, you can't and has never been against the law to publish classified. Information is against the law to leak it if you have access to it, but is not against a lot of publish and that's why I thought. It was also really compelling that that Daniel Ellsberg testified you know to Ellsberg has been really put on a pedestal toward the over the last Ten or twenty years as as the kind of whistle blower who who did it right and there's a real effort among people take to separate Berg from people even like Edward Snowden or from assange that these are people who behave responsibly and trying to inform the public and these are people who behave irresponsibility, and so therefore they're they're criminals now David Snowden as a source. Assange is a publisher but what did Ellsberg tell tell the court and why was his testimony relevant? In my view, Ellsberg's testimony was significant because he unraveled or he undermined the kind of dichotomy that is usually perpetuated by the the mass media in the sense that he's talked about as good leaker, and then even though Julian assange is technically a leaker, he would be referred to as the bad leaker but Ellsberg made it very clear that he was. No different from Assad. In what he decided to disclose to the press or what he decided to disclose to the public for that matter because out of the four thousand pages, it contains thousands of names of Americans Vietnamese and North Vietnamese, and he even spoke in detail about clan Stein CIA officer who, whose name was revealed and the reason why he didn't hold back any names he told the prosecutor was because he Didn't want anybody to think as they look through.
UK Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Assange Extradition Hearing
"Judge has rejected a request by lawyers for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to delay his extradition hearing until next year to give them more time to respond to US allegations that he conspired with hackers to get classified info. The move came as a Sanja appeared in a London court today to fight American prosecutors attempt to send him to the US to stand trial. The United States has indicted the 49 year old on espionage and computer misuse. Charges over Wiki leaks Publication of Secret Military document It's Assange's lawyers say the prosecution is a politically motivated abuse of power.
Julian Assange Appears in London Court for U.S. Extradition Hearing
"British judge has rejected a request by lawyers for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange managed to delay his extradition hearing until next year. To give his lawyers more time to respond to US allegations that he conspired with hackers to obtain classified information. The move came as a sand appeared in a London court Monday to fight American prosecutors attempt to send him to the US to stand trial on spying charges.
WikiLeaks' Assange back in court to fight U.S. extradition request
"A British judge has rejected a request by Julian Assange and his lawyer to delay his extradition hearing until next until next year to give his lawyer's Mohr time to respond to US allegations that he conspired with hackers to obtain classified information. She's fighting prosecutors attempts to send him to the US to stand trial on spying charges in an initial volley. Assad's attorney, Marc Summers, argued it had bean an impossible task. For his team to deal with the new allegations quickly and that the judge should excise the new claims. But the judge said no saying she'd offered the defense the chance in August to postpone the hearing. They had declined to do so. She said the defense and asked for the case to be adjourned until January, but she refused That too.
U.S. extradition trial for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange begins in London
"Judges allowing the U. S fight to extradite Julian Massage to continue the Wikileaks Wikileaks founder facing espionage charges for leaking confidential US files outside the court today, supporters demonstrating songs his father, calling him a publisher and journalist condemning the charges against him. It's oppression of journalism on free everywhere in the western world. It has to stop Saunders attorneys unsuccessful unsuccessfully seeking a delay in today's hearing.
"julian assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Just a few days ago as we record this behind the curtain, interest of transparency, it is may sixth Wednesday. A lovely day outside in Atlanta as far as I can tell. Blustery. I would say yes. I love it. I was writing on the Portugal record out there. Just just a few days ago. Julian assange received word that he will have to wait until at least September of twenty twenty before a British judge will hear the US request for his extradition. This comes to us from a possibly biased source to be fair Kristen. Franson the editor in chief of wikileaks earlier, they said a video posted on social media that it's unacceptable and confirmed that assange likely asked to spend another four months at least in prison, and if a hearing does come to pass in September, that means that he will have spent one year in prison after being dragged out of that embassy on his. What was that is charge of fifty weeks for jumping bail? Yeah, that he was supposed to be let out. In what you say September last year. Yes, Yup, that's correct. and. Additionally the editor there. wikileaks said he was not able to set assange. That is was not able to attend some earlier hearings via video link because he was unwell. So. That gives us unless that spin that gives us a pretty solid argument that, at least in his case, the health concerns are real of reporters, said he was deteriorating mentally already when he was in the Ecuadorian embassy, so the fate of Assange may actually set a legal precedent in the United States, regardless of where you stand with these leaks in particular I can't really denied. Denied that they pushed the public in multiple countries to hold politicians accountable will attempt to do so anyway. imagine a world where any disclosure, even if it's incredibly vital to the public interest, becomes a crime, and that's like dystopia in kind of stuff right there. Whistleblower protections which have historically been better on paper than an actual practice have truly eroded in the time since..
"julian assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Here's where it gets crazy. What's happening out? Well it turns out that conspiracy to expose conspiracies has not worked out especially well for Julian assange. Yes you'll recall. How we sat assange was sentenced to fifty weeks in jail Well he was due to be released. In September of two thousand nineteen. The twenty second specifically win is jail term for breaching that bail Ended and they just didn't let them help the Westminster Magistrate's Court noted that there were substantial grounds for believing if free assange would make another run attempting to gain safe status or like Edward Snowden. Make it to a country that would not extradite him to the United States. I mean it's sort of. It's the same way a court assesses anyone's risk of flight. You know they won't grants you bail or they'll make your bail excessively high if they or if they even think that you're GonNa let alone if you've got a established pattern of doing that. Which assange absolutely had so. Julian assange remains in the Belmarsh prison in the United Kingdom his partner lawyer Stella Morris who he has two children with recently said quote the life of my partner. Julian assange severely at risk. He is on demand at H. M. P. Belmarsh and covid nineteen spreading within its walls. So this is a absolutely topical here More sees more than just a San's assange personal health in jeopardy here Saying that quote Julia needs to be released now for him for our family and for the Society. We all want our children to grow up in. Yes okay yeah I mean it depends on what what your take is on on that particular vision of society that assange espouses you know and again I mean a big part of his character is the idea of like free speech about taking powerful people to task but he is absolutely Has Been and remains a super divisive figure So let's talk about a bigger picture issue here that we've addressed A little bit in some of our covid nineteen updates the risk of corona virus in prisons. We add. It's certainly a harry situation for anyone who is being kept anywhere within fairly close quarters to other human beings especially if there are any kind of sanitary issues within. Let's say a prison like that In a in prisons across the world people are being infected with coronavirus because it only takes one person to enter that closed system at some point to then in fact one other in then exponentially grow that outbreak. But in this particular prison impeach Belmarsh were Julian. Assange is at least two people within the prison have contracted covid nineteen or have contracted the coronavirus and are dealing with symptoms of Covid nineteen and prisons. Just in general are pretty rough places to be with individuals who have attributes and possibly charges pending against them for various things of varying severity and in these uncertain times there are higher than average odds of things like violence occurring within prisons. Where there's that kind of fear of something like corona virus or uprisings or maybe even riots very violent riots occurring within these prisons. Yeah yeah that's absolutely correct. In fact there are numerous reports already of riots about prison conditions in the US and abroad and in some countries prisoners have even successfully taken guards hostage not even necessarily to say. Hey we're throwing down the prison walls Let let my people go but more to say we need to bring attention to the pandemic bloodbath that may occur when we are locked in here like animals for whatever reason so this this prison angle has has a lot of fairly plausible conspiratorial aspects to it. Because you know we've seen the the kind of manufactured concerns that pop up in other celebrity prison stories. So what has a high paid lawyer like working for? Weinstein or something. Who says you know? He's very fragile therefore even though he's been convicted of these crimes he should get some sort of special treatment because it's the humane thing to do By the way for our and be fans are Kelly is looking for the same thing. The argument being that he has diabetes and covert is a blow through prison systems. But in assange case there solid evidence that his life may be at risk more so than a Weinstein more so than in our Kelly. Because not as much as a at Jeffrey steen not as much as an Epstein Right. We should call that we should make the Epstein scale. If you know a fellow conspiracy realist. If you have the time in the inclination please feel free to make an info graphic of the Epstein scale the likelihood of died in prison. You Know I. I just really quickly. This is a very interesting thing to think about because the reason Julian assange is in jail. You know is officially because of jumping bail but really when you put all of the math together. It's because he had Damning evidence against very powerful people right or he was able to release information about powerful people in the actions. They take that. Then you think about somebody like Jeffrey Epstein that likely allegedly had the worst kind of evidence against extremely powerful people and we saw what happened to him. You know who knows if it was like we can't prove to you if it was self inflicted or not self inflicted in his case but he was only in prison for a short time. That's all I would say right. Yeah it's very much worth pointing out that plenty of powerful people once this guy dead Even if they can't kill wikileaks which is also on the wishlist. We should note that You know the trump administration is currently attempting to extradite. Assange to the US however remember. We're we're very quickly going into the no real good morally grey territory because the desire to gain possession of assange transcends the growing stark ideological divide in domestic US politics establishment. Democrats want the guy under the jail or under the daisies as much as establishment Republicans. He has very few friends in Congress. You know what I mean and it's it's kind of misleading. That's why I appreciate the point. You made earlier about people liking hero or calling someone a hero until their principles. Whatever they may be run counter to our own principles idea of one person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist. It all depends on what side of the issue. You fall a lot of times. You know what I mean. Certainly both sides can be guilty of What would be considered a negative acts or even atrocities but still in terms of the way you view The means justifying the ends. You could probably say well they might have done some bad things but they were no ultimately supporting what I think is a just cause and and we should point out in a in a no way baby but kind of moment. Let me tell you what really happened. the US is still of in damage control over this and has been since two thousand and six for more than a decade been damaged control here in the states. Uncle Sam says assange is not wanted because he caught the. Us doing so bad things red-handed or because he damaged the soft power of the reputation abroad or because he embarrassed the US. They say he's wanted. Because he illegally endangered the lives of Informants Aka spies or assets dissidents Aka also possibly Speiser assets. But maybe you know maybe sincere dissidents as well as activist Aka Speiser assets maybe maybe activists in multiple countries including of course Iraq Iran and Afghanistan. So what why what gives what. What is he actually going to be charged with or indicted for we know? Yeah there is an indictment impending charges standing against Julian assange from the United States. And I I'm going to boil it down to you. In the way that Jennifer Robinson explained it in a recent conversation with Glenn Greenwald she. She's a human rights attorney and she's representing assange and she explains it that the the charges essentially state that assange was communicating had communications of some sort with Chelsea manning at the time known as Bradley Manning and that assange disgust with Chelsea ways in which he could access highly classified materials in a way. That would protect your identity. That's really what it's saying. That's the whole thing. Assange was was in connection with Chelsea Manning and Chelsea manning got the materials to him and then he released them in also according to Jennifer. There's a widely held misconception. That's just kind of been floating around and it started from this department of Justice press release. That came out not that long ago and within this release it falsely stated at least according to Robinson that assange was being charged with quote hacking so in some way using a computer or a system to access classified government materials and then get those four Chelsea or with Chelsea Manning because we we discuss Chelsea manning is the person who ended up getting a lot of that documentation that became the Iraq war logs. And the tapes. So just the last thing here is that according to Jennifer Robinson. Within that indictment there is no allegation that assange attempted to hack the government In any way to get to gain material there's also no allegation within that indictment that he unlawfully accessed any government computers or systems whatsoever. That's just just to put it out there in conclusion. The the charges are that he had a discussion with Chelsea manning about how to hide her identity while accessing secret documents. Okay and then once Once that kind of stuff proceeds if it does indeed proceed then we'll see those kind of charges. Become increasingly specific as prosecutors explore explore their options. So this naturally leads us to the next part of the update. Which is this. What's on the horizon. We'll explore that afterward from our sponsors. We've returned so.
"julian assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Here's where it gets crazy. What's happening out well? It turns out that conspiracy to expose conspiracies has not worked out especially well for Julian, assange. Yes, you'll recall how we sat. ASSANGE was sentenced to fifty weeks in jail. well, he was due to be released in September of two thousand, nineteen. The twenty second specifically win is jail term for breaching that bail. Ended and they just didn't let them help. The Westminster Magistrate's Court. Noted that there were substantial grounds for believing if free assange would make another run attempting to gain safe status. Or like Edward Snowden. Make it to a country that would not extradite him to the United. States I mean it's sort of. It's the same way a court assesses anyone's risk of flight. You know they won't grants you bail, or they'll make your bail excessively high if they or if they even think that you're gonNA. Let alone if you've got a established pattern of doing that. which assange absolutely had so Julian assange remains in the Belmarsh prison in the United Kingdom his partner lawyer Stella Morris who he has two children with recently, said quote, the life of my partner Julian assange severely at risk. He is on remand at H.. M., p., Belmarsh and covid nineteen. Spreading within its walls, so this is a absolutely topical. More sees more than just a San's assange personal health. In jeopardy here! saying that quote Julia needs to be released now for him for our family and for the society. We all want our children to grow up in. Yes, okay. Yeah, I mean it depends on. What what your take is on on that particular vision of society that assange espouses you know and again I mean a big part of his character is the idea of like free speech about taking powerful people to task, but he is absolutely has been and remains a super divisive figure so let's talk about a bigger picture issue here that we've addressed a little bit in some of our covid nineteen updates the risk of corona virus in prisons we add. It's certainly a harry situation for anyone who is being kept anywhere within. Within fairly close quarters to other human beings, especially if there are any kind of sanitary issues within, let's say a prison like that. in a in prisons across the world, people are being infected with coronavirus, because it only takes one person to enter that closed system at some point to then, in fact, one other in then exponentially grow that outbreak, but in this particular prison hp Belmarsh were Julian assange is at least two people within the prison have contracted Covid, nineteen or have contracted the coronavirus, and are dealing with symptoms of Covid nineteen. And prisons just in general are pretty rough places to be with individuals who? Have, attributes and possibly charges pending against them for very. Varying severity and in these uncertain times there are higher than average odds of things like violence occurring within prisons where there's that kind of fear of something like corona, virus or uprisings, or maybe even riots very violent riots occurring within these prisons. Yeah, yeah, that's absolutely correct. In fact, there are numerous reports already of riots about prison conditions. In the US and abroad, and in some countries, prisoners have even successfully taken guards hostage, not even necessarily to say hey, we're throwing down the prison walls Let let my people go, but more to say. We need to bring attention to the pandemic bloodbath. That may occur when we are locked in here like animals for whatever reason. So, This this prison angle. Has has a lot of fairly plausible conspiratorial aspects to it because you know, we've seen the the kind of manufactured concerns that pop up in other celebrity prison stories, so what has a high paid lawyer like working for Weinstein or something? Who says you know? He's very fragile therefore. Even, though he's been convicted of these crimes, he should get some sort of special treatment. Because it's the humane thing to do. by the way for our and be fans are Kelly is. Looking for the same thing, the argument being that he has diabetes and covert is a blow through prison systems, but in assange case there solid evidence that his life. Be At risk more so than a Weinstein more so than in our Kelly, because not as much as A. At Jeffrey Dean Not as much as an Epstein right. We should call that. We should make the Epstein scale if you know a fellow conspiracy realist. If you have the time in the inclination, please feel free to make an info graphic of the Epstein scale. The likelihood of died in prison. You know I. I just really quickly. This is a very interesting thing to think about because the reason Julian, assange is in jail. You know is officially because of jumping bail, but really when you put all of the math together, it's because he had damning evidence against very powerful people right, or he was able to release information about powerful people in the actions. They take that then you think about somebody like Jeffrey. Jeffrey Epstein that likely at allegedly had the worst kind of evidence against extremely powerful people and we saw what happened to him. You know who knows if it was like we can't prove to you if it was self inflicted or not self inflicted in his case, but he was only in prison for a short time. That's all I would say right. Yeah, it's very much worth pointing out that plenty of powerful people once. This guy dead even if they can't kill wikileaks, which is also on the wishlist. We should note that you know. The trump administration is currently attempting to extradite Assange to the US however. Remember we're. We're very quickly. Going into the no real good, morally grey territory, because the desire to gain possession of assange transcends the growing stark ideological divide in domestic US politics, Establishment Democrats want the guy under the jail, or under the daisies as much as establishment Republicans. He has very few friends in Congress. You know what I mean and it's. It's kind of misleading..
"julian assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Grad to be counted. Here's where it gets crazy. What's happening out well? It turns out that conspiracy to expose conspiracies has not worked out especially well for Julian, assange. Yes, you'll recall how we sat. ASSANGE was sentenced to fifty weeks in jail. well, he was due to be released in September of two thousand, nineteen. The twenty second specifically win is jail term for breaching that bail. Ended and they just didn't let them help. The Westminster Magistrate's Court. Noted that there were substantial grounds for believing if free assange would make another run attempting to gain safe status. Or like Edward Snowden. Make it to a country that would not extradite him to the United. States I mean it's sort of. It's the same way a court assesses anyone's risk of flight. You know they won't grants you bail, or they'll make your bail excessively high if they or if they even think that you're gonNA. Let alone if you've got a established pattern of doing that. which assange absolutely had so Julian assange remains in the Belmarsh prison in the United Kingdom his partner lawyer Stella Morris who he has two children with recently, said quote, the life of my partner Julian assange severely at risk. He is on remand at H.. M., p., Belmarsh and covid nineteen. Spreading within its walls, so this is a absolutely topical. More sees more than just a San's assange personal health. In jeopardy here! saying that quote Julia needs to be released now for him for our family and for the society. We all want our children to grow up in. Yes, okay. Yeah, I mean it depends on. What what your take is on on that particular vision of society that assange espouses you know and again I mean a big part of his character is the idea of like free speech about taking powerful people to task, but he is absolutely has been and remains a super divisive figure so let's talk about a bigger picture issue here that we've addressed a little bit in some of our covid nineteen updates the risk of corona virus in prisons we add. It's certainly a harry situation for anyone who is being kept anywhere within. Within fairly close quarters to other human beings, especially if there are any kind of sanitary issues within, let's say a prison like that. in a in prisons across the world, people are being infected with coronavirus, because it only takes one person to enter that closed system at some point to then, in fact, one other in then exponentially grow that outbreak, but in this particular prison hp Belmarsh were Julian assange is at least two people within.
"julian assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"It really robbed her of the ability and her campaign of the ability to steer that narrative, and it was just impossible to spin it at that point. Yeah, it's the old. The old saying holds true if you are defending yourself in any kind of political sphere than you are automatically losing. The fascist were right about it the the Republicans and the Democrats were right about it. It's just sort of the part of the Part of the house rules of these terrible terrible games, but there you have it. Here's the takeaway. Single man, flesh and blood, just as many of the people listening to this show today are. Unelected himself was able to shake the world. You can understand why so many powerful people consider him dangerous. When we last left Julian Assange, he had been removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy. All indications appeared that he would continue on a legal battle at a glacial pace, likely from prison, as he sought to avoid extradition, and probably in his mind possible death in the United States so where are we at now will answer the question after a word from our sponsors. iheartradio and the US Census Bureau wanted to do something special for the class of twenty twenty, so we made commencement a new podcast with words of inspiration from the biggest names.
"julian assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"WIKILEAKS DOT ORG website. Just if you're curious or you know, you're feeling a little dangerous. You can go check. Yeah, yeah, we should say benefit of talking about these past leaks is that they are all available? You know what I mean. It reminds me of the streisand effect. You guys know what that is right. Now so, the streisand effect is essentially saying that. Once, something is out there. Has Published Online. especially a cannot be removed. No matter how much someone wants it to be removed. It's named after a picture of Barbara streisand I believe that she asked to be removed from the Internet. And you know we all are familiar with the denizens of the Internet that is the same thing is telling them. Please pretty. Please spread this everywhere. Yeah it was were Malibu home. As of two thousand and three I believe that she was attempting to remove. That's right, and you could see the argument there because it's like. Hey, this is you know my personal dwelling place, but this situation reminds me of something very funny. I don't know if I mentioned it to guys when the wikileaks stuff really started hitting, but there were internal emails throughout. Throughout the intelligence industry, which is the right word and throughout the defense industry where people were literally telling government employees. Hey, we know this is out there. It's on the news. It's online just so you know you will get in trouble if you read it unless you have the correct classification and that was such an attempt to close the barn door after the horses of stampeded away. We just didn't have legislation for this, and that's part of why. Iraq the world so fundamentally, and that's not even we're not even talking about twenty sixteen right, but the emails because later wikileaks released some twenty thousand pages of e mails from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Is your call. Former secretary of State Clinton was running for President in two thousand, sixteen and also emails from the Democratic National. Committee it is again, not hyperbole to say that these altered the course of US politics in a big big way. Yeah, it's true I mean the emails which later became part of the Internet catchphrase but her emails explored and expanded expanded on Multiple Clinton controversies. Controversies that already been out there in the public imagination in we'd we discuss some of those early on in the campaign between Hillary, Clinton and Donald Trump where we did trump, you know the most popular trump and Clinton conspiracy theories and the Clinton conspiracy theories are massive, because they involve both her and her husband, and the questionable relationship between the Clinton Foundation and its donors Clinton's. Kind of you know. Close Knit relationships shall we say with some very powerful Wall Street interests that became problematic, especially, considering that she kind of you know was trying to cast herself as sort of the people's candidate and her incredibly close ties with a very wealthy and powerful campaign contributors This is just beginning to scratch the surface, but it's fair to say that the Leagues Played A. A huge role in the outcome of that year's presidential election and it also you know I. Think a lot of people look at assange early on as sort of this great equalizer you know in trying to take powerful people to task, and that's all well and good, if the outcome is on your side right, and so I think he really became a hugely divisive figure. On the left when this happened, and it started to feel like he was perhaps more interested in getting the other side elected, and that became very confusing of his character, really kind of complicated the relationship with the public and Julian. Assange I would say two things here. I recently listened to Glenn Greenwald now of the intercept. That's how he's best known currently but. Journalists who is discussing? How, Julian assange really does represent a largely hated figure on both the political left and right within the United States. Because of the people who would consider him anti war or anti. You know military because of the Iraq, war logs and other things in the diplomatic cables. They very much dislike him from that angle, and then from this like he said in the people in political left very much dislike him because they essentially blame him for Hillary Clinton losing the election. One commonality that we've seen through these leaks is that it is attempting at least feels that it's an attempt to show that behind the curtain scene of the powerful people in every single one of these that we just we've already kind of mentioned here. And I guess when you are doing that. In showing a peek behind the curtain of all powerful people you're. GonNa. PISS everybody off Yeah agreed very much. So and you know I wanna ask you guys hear A. Just, an opinion you know. Do Are you all of the opinion that this that this did significantly impact the election or was it? I mean. How much do you think it swung the needle? I would say it swung the needle. I mean my opinion is a Yes for sure it did. Because it changed the conversation that was happening on the news cycle almost like right up into the election. Right up until the day of the election. It really did change what people were talking about. Oh I think that's. There's no question about it. Absolutely hijacked the conversation in a way. That Clinton was just not able to put back in that Pandora's box. You know and it really completely took away her power to kind of steer the narrative. which you know, say what you will about what whichever side of policy politics that you you fall on She definitely was trying very hard to cast herself. In this light of being kind of the People's candidate of being this sort of you know even handed person that wasn't connected to any kind of wrongdoing. And that she really cared about the every man for lack of a better term, and this really kind of shattered a lot of that, and it made it it leaves whether it was true or not at least the contents of the emails and the nature of the whole private server situation, and whether or not she completely flaunt flouted the rules, and just went her own way. It really robbed her of the ability and her campaign of the ability to steer that narrative, and it was just impossible to spin it at that point. Yeah, it's the old. The old saying holds true if you are defending yourself in any kind of political sphere than you are automatically losing. The fascist were right about it the the Republicans and the Democrats were right about it. It's just sort of the part of the Part of the house rules of these terrible terrible games, but there you have it. Here's the takeaway. Single man, flesh and blood, just as many of the people listening to this show today are. Unelected himself was able to shake the world. You can understand why so many powerful people consider him dangerous. When we last left Julian Assange, he had been removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy. All indications appeared that he would continue on a legal battle at a glacial pace, likely from prison, as he sought to avoid extradition, and probably in his mind possible death in the United States so where are we at now will answer the question after a word from our sponsors. iheartradio and the US Census Bureau wanted to do something special for the class of twenty twenty, so we made commencement a new podcast with words of inspiration from the biggest names.
"julian assange" Discussed on The Signal
"Okay so this deal may not have been faked that Julian assange didn't or couldn't take any way is out in the open and the timing right before the extradition hearing is very deliberate to prove that the prosecution of Julian Assange is purely a political thing if donald trump the president of the United States was willing to let assange go drop all charges against him an issue him a pardon if he did something for trump. Did something that you know. That trump wanted him to do then. That is a pretty strong argument that this is just a political prosecution and that it becomes convinced that it's purely politics and that there's no you know the US government or not actually that serious about the crimes that they allege Selena Simmons to have committed than they might be less likely to allow him to be extradited because they could see him more as a political prisoner rather than as an actual national security breaching criminal and on top of that we found out yesterday. Julian assange is meetings with lawyers illegally. Record it yes. This is a story that has been bubbling along for a while. Really about the security firm. Uc global so Spanish. Investigators have been looking into allegations that that company which had the contract for security in TV in the Ecuadorian embassy was passing on recordings from inside the embassy to the parties and they uncovered some fairly a concerning. Let's say things about this company that potentially the company was recording information about Julian assange recording his conversations potentially in addition to their usual cameras that you would install in any embassy. They were also installing. Secret microphones reportedly was hidden in a fire. Extinguisher in room assange often held meetings him. Initially the report was that they were trying to sell it online to the highest bidder. But there's also speculation. I haven't seen solid proof yet but that could just be because it's not quite out yet that the information may have been handed over to the CIA at some point I either deliberately or the CIA took it. Somehow we're certain that they secretly recalled the meetings. This is there's video available in the SEC website. Y What isn't established beyond reasonable. Doubt is what happened to that information beyond it a funding its way into the hands of the AC. The it's not quite clear with the CIA. Evidently handle that information. Maybe they did. Maybe they didn't but at the moment we're sort of talking about all was accessed these from American Ip addresses and that sort of thing which is concerning but not necessarily not quite smoking gun just yet okay and does this. News have any bearing on the extradition hearing that is about to take place. Ooh maybe maybe not. I mean if the US have been able to hear all of Sanjay's legal strategies before him then they may unfairly be able to prepare counterarguments however really be up to the court to decide how to deal with this if it can be shown that the US government has obtained the secret recordings. I mean you can imagine that assange is legal team will want to exploit both of the I guess new developments that we've already spoken about but more generally what's their strategy for fighting this extradition. What's the argument? The ARGUMENT IS TWOFOLD. One is that this is a political prosecution. Sange is a journalist who is being prosecuted because he did something that the. Us government didn't like that's one and the other is that will argue that the UK shouldn't release assigned to the US because the US going to trade him in a cruel and unusual way and therefore they shouldn't let him go there. Those are the two main arguments that they've been setting themselves up for a basically ever since and was arrested. So is there any clue as to how this is going to shake down or? Is it just anyone's guess? At this point it is anyone's guess but the one sort of wild card here was kind of exposed over the last couple of weeks when to Australian. Mp's including Andrew Wilkie went over and so having conversation with British Politicians Journey Corbin the soon to be ex British opposition leader. Boris Johnson and said. Look you know we need to consider whether this is a fair deal that assigned is getting is the is the US UK extradition arrangement. A reasonable one doesn't need to be reviewed and the interesting thing was that Boris Johnson didn't Swat this away and go. No no no of course. We're entirely onboard. Everything he's doing he said well. Maybe it is. Maybe there is a problem with this. Maybe there is some sort of issue with the way that we exchanged prisoners with the United States. And that was a big surprise. And the thing is that you know entirely unrelated to Julian ASSANGE CASE. There is a whole separate extradition. Fight going on with between the US and the UK and that is over this basically a diplomatic person with diplomatic immunity. Killed a young motorcyclist in a hit and run in northern England and then the person diplomatic immunity fled the country and the UK. Really wants to get this woman back but the Americans are going on on. No diplomatic immunity. She's she's here now. So maybe you could just leave that alone and ignore that. Don't do that. Don't don't force it. Come back over here. Which means that suddenly the UK wants something from the US. And I have something the US wants so you never know whether that might actually play into this. This may be a bit of a wildcard into this proceeding. That's the signal. If you do want to get in touch with meals stocky both on twitter. We also have an email the signal at ABC dot net. And we'll be back with you tomorrow so you've been you've been listening to an ABC podcast. Discover more great apes. Podcasts live radio and exclusives on the ABC Listen Up..
"julian assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Jeez delights and some of those prices go down to one hundred thousand dollars or even lower but Julian Assange had his own legitimate. Australian passport. None Ecuadorian citizen, and his Australian passport is no guarantee that he would automatically get accepted because he transit country. He went two could stop them at any point and Hanover. So WikiLeaks got word of ill tidings in April of twenty nine thousand nine and they tweeted on the fifth that high level source within the Ecuadorian state had told them Assange would be expelled from the embassy within days or hours while the changes things a little bit. Not a great news to hear, you know, especially if he's reading his tweets know, his his communications or cut off. I if in reinspected point nuttier, I was hoping that I could imagine him in a carrier pigeon getting along and just living in the. Oh, yeah. Embassy with his cat a phone relationship. Yeah. That'd be are. You are you pitching a show now? Yeah. That'd be a fun relationship. Who can we get to kick? Gilbert Godfrey played the cat, or is he more. The pigeon. Yeah. He's the Byrd. He's good breast. And. Yeah. So. It's weird because shortly thereafter, another Ecuadorian official came forward and said there was no decision made to remove him from the London building. And then on April eleventh, they did just that. Yup. That is correct. On the eleventh of April of this year twenty nineteen Mr Assange gets arrested at London's Ecuadorian embassy by metropolitan police officers for quote, failing to surrender to the court. Can we get a quick clip of this pretty monumental encounter? It'll be brief. Going and you should be able to hear him saying resist and things along that line of because we are an audio podcast. We we would like to draw your attention to Assange his appearance as as got pulled out as we said at the top of the show the years in the embassy had not been kind to him. He looks in general kind of disheveled villa Mesa to. Yeah. Kind of weird stream hair and Radhi beard, and yeah and can't blame him because he's living under tremendous stress. Right. And that's one thing that was kinda irritate. I get the comedy of it. But so many people spent time just busting on the guy's appearance in roasting them. When it's like, hey, there's also a precedent. Should we arrest? Journalists is he journalist or is he just like a a spy master, you know, both and people were like, yeah. But look look at his beard, though. What's up with his cat? I don't know. Why is he skateboarding in the halls that was thing? Yes. Bad. Boy, he was a bad boy. So. What were these international violations where they violations of existing laws that he was continuing to engage in or they violations of again, kind of this gentleman's agreement with the Ecuadorian embassy. We know that Wakil leaks pulled a no you move, and they said actually Ecuador's acting illegally because they terminated his asylum in violation of international law bird, right? Okay. You guys really got into that one. So the entire time. This is happening. There is a looming figure on the horizon a figure just over so tall that you can see them over the Atlantic. Ocean was a little wet is it Godzilla with a top hat. It's kind of Mr. bean. It's say am who go toe-to-toe with Godzilla and Mr. peanut although I feel like Uncle Sam Mr. Pino get along. I think they would get along. Yeah. They only think in all local Sam is he's a straddling two giant US aircraft carriers. One foot on each is just surfing across the ocean towards a song that America's song from the south park guys film. Oh, yeah. He's playing. Good. When you know, you're the one so the US is there they want peace. They say now it's the time to act so they file a charge against Julian Assange, and they say this guy, we charge them with computer hacking hours after he's arrested in London following I they asked they're like, oh, hey, all right guys chop chop..
"julian assange" Discussed on We The People
"As people know from the recent movie about the Pentagon papers case in which is great. And it's it's a splintered opinion. I can summarize the different positions. But I think that Ben do that. And then what does the Pentagon papers and searcher case say about whether an indictment of Julian Assange for publishing truthful information would or wouldn't file a the first amendment. Well, I agree with everything that Josh said about this. And that's what makes me so nervous from the standpoint of how the supreme court would resolve this answer is we don't know. In fact, the two of, you know, the current justices a lot better than I do the Pentagon papers, which famously wasn't attempt by the Nixon administration to block the New York Times from publishing classified secret history of nam that Daniel Ellsberg had provided two times reporter, Neil Sheehan. The court said we won't allow the prior restraint here that your speculative claims of harm. About national security are not enough to prevent a newspaper. From publishing information that determines to be in the public interest. But the court left the door open. I think more than didn't answer the question, but really left the door open to criminal prosecution in some circumstances. That's why I said that the fact that there has been no prosecution for publishing truthful information in our nation's history as part of a constitutional tradition, not an ironclad rule of constitutional law. And I worry that that in a case with a defendant like Julian Assange, we might get another kind of swinger ruling from the supreme court that would end up opening the door to more prosecutions. I do think though, and I want to interject this here that specifically with Assange. There's another thing we should be thinking about before we apply our secrecy laws like the espionage act to him. Assange is not an American citizen. He is in Australian citizen, and he was an. Overseas publisher. It would be a fairly extraordinary assertion of the reach of our law. If we were to say that foreign publishers, we're bound by US secrecy laws, and it would set a very different kind of precedent. The New York Times Washington Post, they have bureaus in foreign countries. And one of the things that those reporters do is they try to pry out secrets that the Chinese might not want us to publish about their government activities. How would we react if China prosecuted the New York Times or one of its employees for violating Chinese secrecy laws? I think we would be apoplectic, and we would say that law shouldn't apply to the New York Times. And I don't think this issue has been discussed enough in the context of the hubris that it would entail for the United States to say that someone like Assange is bound by American secrecy laws so Josh launched to discuss. But let me ask you, whether you believe that the current supreme court the Roberts court would allow the espionage act to be applied to a publisher for the disclosure of national security information just to review the text the espionage act of nineteen seventeen the actor. Gave rise to the some of the greatest opinions of Holmes and Brandeis and dissent and concurrence says that whoever for the purpose of obtaining formation respecting the national defense with intent to reason to believe the information to be obtained is to be used to the injury of the United States to the advantage of any foreign nation, basically publishes..
"julian assange" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Let's get right to it. Ladies and gentlemen. What is going on with the Julian Assange case, and what is going on with Dana Puente. Now, this is going to be a little complicated. But I s sure you this is worth your time. So let me just give you the lead. First. If we had the Dan Bongino post headline it is going to be the timing of the Julian Assange arrest who I think was involved in the investigation of Assange. This is the founder of WikiLeaks. Of course. So the timing of the arrests is very suspicious and who was involved in the investigation, specifically Dana Wednesday, and others is just fascinating. Let's get to the curious case of Dana point day. I now I have to ask you some hat tips before we start I want it from the bottom of my heart. Thank people like Chuck Ross, Jeff Carlson in this specific case, my buddy. He will call them to seven nine I want to thank Tracy beans. I want to thank all of the journalists out there on Twitter that did the real investigative work on spy gate while the media sat in a corner with their dunce caps on this. Specifically, I want to have to Tracy B's who's been all over this from the beginning. And my buddy, let's call them to seventy nine sources of minded, but working on this for a long time. Ladies and gentlemen, let's us tablets, some facts. I the entire crux of this debate this fee Lasko the scandal by gay drama. Okay. Let's just be clear. So we understand we're going was that the Russians worked in conjunction with WikiLeaks. Julian Assange group who was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy was recently arrested that Russia worked with WikiLeaks and Assange to get the DNC emails were hacked out there and that WikiLeaks and the Russians worked in conjunction with the Trump campaign. Do you understand that that makes sense if that doesn't make sense none of this will make an hour? Good. So to be clear on this. All right, Joe. I'm relying on YouTube. If Assange who had not been arrested up until this point has evidence that they did not in fact, get.
"julian assange" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"All right. Let's get to our big news of the last twenty four hours here, Julian Assange was well, let's be clear he was kind of taken from the embassy and then. Coincidentally or maybe not, incidentally, I will get address he was indicted by the US, but it wasn't. He wasn't a lot of people thought he was like indicted in rested for that reason. But it's a little fuzzy. So why don't you break down for us? What actually happened here? Yeah. So join Assange has been staying at the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain last night, Ecuador withdrew their asylum which allowed British police to enter the embassy and arrest Julian Assange in Britain, right where he will then be extradited to the United States pursuant to the pending sealed indictment handed down by the eastern district of Virginia that we have discussed on the show on a number occasions. And as a result of that we have now seen that indictment. Put a pin in this because this indictment was handed down March sixth twenty eighteen right? So is. Yeah. Well over a year old, and we advanced the speculation when we were talking about the the bar summary of the Muller report that this indictment could have something to do with WikiLeaks and the Muller investigation. Right. And now that we have seen the indictment. It does not. It. It only covers the twenty ten conspiracy between Assange and Chelsea Manning to blow the whistle on documents related to what they deem asymmetrical warfare. That is to say the use of predominantly drone warfare during the Iraq war. Right. And so Chelsea Manning, then an intelligence analyst provided some of the information to Assange that was released via WikiLeaks. The indictment is a one count indictment. It it it charges us on with only one clone one chug. Yes. Okay. Chugging juice. You got. Yes. And that is conspiracy to commit computer fraud. Right. The conspiracy statute our show listeners can probably recite that one off the top of their head eighteen USC three seventy one. The underlying computer fraud statute is eighteen USC ten thirty and it says whoever knowingly access to computer exceeding their authorized access and by means of such conduct. Having obtained information that has been determined by the US government pursue an executive order or statute to require protection against unauthorized disclosure, for reasons of national defense or foreign relations or any restricted data shall be punished by and in particular, this one is up to five years in prison that is the second lowest order of computer offense. So this is not this is not a huge indictment, and I want to talk a little bit about the specifics. But this is the first area where one police are our own side a little bit here. I have seen folks who have said..
"julian assange" Discussed on The Young Turks
"And at the time he seemed to be very much in favor of Julian Assange now with that said, what does he have to say about Julian Assange today? Do you still love what you leaks? I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing. And I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange, I I've been seeing what's happened with Assange and that will be a determination. I would imagine mostly by the attorney general who is doing an excellent job. So he'll be making a determination. I know nothing really about him. It's not my it's not my deal in life. I don't I don't really have an opinion. So remember, it is Donald Trump's department of Justice that is going after Julian Assange with this charge, and it's important to keep in mind, especially when you go back to twenty sixteen or at least the election cycle for two thousand sixteen and remember what Trump had to say about Julian Assange back then WikiLeaks I loved WikiLeaks. This WikiLeaks stuff is unbelievable. It tells you the inner heart. You gotta read it. It's been amazing. What's coming out on WikiLeaks this WikiLeaks is faster than this WikiLeaks? It's like a treasure trove getting off the plane. They would just announcing new Wicky leaks. I wanted to stay there. But I didn't wanna keep you waiting where. I love reading those WikiLeaks, this is so indicative of who Donald Trump is he will love you when he can use you. And then he will immediately turn his back to you. When he doesn't need you anymore. It's amazing. Why does he say that? Why does he say does it any about we helix? I mean, we're just so used to we'll move on. And you know, I guess the best defense is he misspoke Keith is say that I don't know anything about the case in particular and attorney general is pursuing. But the way he said it you saw it on tape. You saw it with your own eyes. I don't know anything about WikiLeaks. We show you the clip like. Lives. I love reading we if he loves reading weaken leaks. It's the only thing he's ever read. There's around and said, I really one name. So like he just can't help himself. It's pathological. Just just give like happened honest answer for a second. Listen, I ain't got nothing to do with it. Take it up with the attorney general they do an independent investigation there. And hey, you know, what we use? So me during the election..
"julian assange" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So my partisan preferences are completely irrelevant to this to this story or my analysis because what really matters here, regardless of whether you like Julian Assange or not is the precedent this sets when it comes to future leaks when it comes to whistle blowers. And I believe that in the grand scheme of things the most important thing to do is to protect the freedom of the press. Right. And so Democrats were very soon. Supportive of Julian Assange back in two thousand ten when classified documents were leaked in regard to our activities abroad. But a lot of them did flip following what happened in two thousand sixteen. And so you need to remain consistent again at the heart of this story is not who's Julian Assange, and what is he done? It's what will the outcome of this case set as a precedent for journalists? Okay. So let me double down on their look Julian Assange and WikiLeaks released information damaging to Hillary Clinton, and they seem to time it to maximum impact on the election. And so would I have done it in a similar timing? I don't know it's hard to know when they were actually ready, and and how much of it was political decisions because they didn't like Hillary Clinton because she had targeted them in the past. Well, look if I was targeted by Hillary Clinton, and my life depended on it might hold a grudge too. But I I would hope that that would not affect my gerbils. So when I release things having said all that even for things, I might or might not agree with in two thousand sixteen I would still defend them if they were going to charge him on legal grounds for what revealing information like any other journalists not only would have done. But did do..
"julian assange" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"So that ten grants not last night you're home? Exactly. Like like Masimov three jobs that's thirty thousand before taxes. Yeah, wh. Where am I going with that? Yeah, this is the basis of that whole Jeffrey Ellen story where people were like working, right? Or Joe's. A phone Bill. My right. And I think that's the thing is maybe there's this vision of people. I, I certainly had it in my head to before I was starting to work in the industry of sort of like as a kid, I'm like, well, then you will then be pulled up by the tractor beam which is called mass media or making it, and then you live on this other planet, Elise Eum where you are rich. You know what I mean? And then you're like, you start doing gigs like, oh, shit, man, I gotta do like ninety. These mother fuckers to just get by. And sometimes you do, you know, for a day of work at paid five hundred thousand two thousand, but you don't get those days of work. Very right. You know, if you get one of those month, you're happy because part of your rents paid. Exactly like the people who are really rich, they're not on TV. The people that you see, they're not the ones that are even that rich in the grand scheme of things. Obviously familiar rich, like all industries for all the like really high level people who are taking black cars everywhere. There's a vest middle class in that industry of people who know you know from TV or from YouTube or whatever it is. Yeah, because even then like if you get a ton of money working writer's room, that's a couple of months of work and then and then that's gotta coast you through into the next time. You get staffed which could be the next year if you're lucky three. All right. Let's talk about the stories of the day. Let's talk about your man. Julian Assange who's man. You're. Man called him. Australia. Apparently the worst cap surfer to have crashing at your place ever ios. A document that was leaked from the Ecuadorian embassy that was basically like a ultimatum for Julian Assange, sort of like y'all, we're gonna have to curb your internet access unless you start fucking doing a couple of things. Apparently, it started getting hot when the whole Catalonian secession thing was going on in Spain, and he was being real vocal about that. And just other new just general things going on around the world. He was really cheerleading from the sidelines for things like that. And that was causing problems for Ecuador because other countries are looking like, you know your housing's due to your embassy like what's going on was good. So they're like, okay, we're gonna have to take away your internet access for a little bit because we have to sort this out and it's not good for Ecuador. So they gave him a list of things that they were really adamant that he needs to begin following through on, and these rules are fucking amazing. So this real quick Julian Assange, founder WikiLeaks and. And he had to seek asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London because he was brought up on rape charges in Sweden. Right? And they were trying to extradite. Yeah, they're trying to extradite him. So he's just like hiding out basic. That's where he's been this whole time whenever you see him. He's basically been in this embassy cooped up. Yeah. And I guess they're starting to really give fucking like tired of this gesture, like fish, yes, they go bad after five years. Right. This is one of two stories this week where it's like, yeah, embassies are basically like home base where you can just like, do like rules are different writing. I'm like it's like international waters like a little island of international waters in the middle of a city kinda crazy anyways anyway..
"julian assange" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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