The Hillary Clinton FBI investigation should culminate in an indictment of the Democrat presumptive presidential nominee, controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange believes.
Should is perhaps the key word in that he also contends that politics will shield Clinton from any legal jeopardy for the alleged mishandling of sensitive federal government documents while she was U.S. Secretary of State.
WikiLeaks nonetheless intends to release more Hillary Clinton emails, he added, in addition to the more than 30,000 it has already published. “Although the state Department has been releasing emails (reluctantly), WikiLeaks has taken all of the documents and made it easy for anyone who wishes to search through and read the correspondence to do so all in one place,” ZeroHedge noted.
Speaking from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Assange separately expressed support for Brexit, the June 23 referendum in which British voters will decide whether to leave the European Union.
Assange is currently subject to an arrest warrant from Sweden over an alleged sexual assault and has lived in the embassy for four years while resisting extradition.
“We have upcoming leaks in relation to Hillary Clinton…we have emails relating to Hillary Clinton which are pending publication—that is correct,” Julian Assange explained on the Peston on Sunday program which airs on the U.K. ITV network.
Late last month, a State Department Inspector General determined that Hillary Clinton violated federal protocols by using a private email server rather than a presumably secure dot.gov account for conducting government business while she was America’s top diplomat.
When ITV political editor Robert Peston asked Assange to predict the end game for the Hillary Clinton FBI investigation, Assange suggested that the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI are too politicized to do what needs to be done.
“Unfortunately, I think what’s going to happen is that the FBI is going to go,’we have accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton; we could proceed to an indictment,’ but if Loretta Lynch, head of the DOJ appointed by Obama…she is not going to indict Hillary Clinton. That’s not possible that could happen. But the FBI can push for concessions from the new Clinton government in exchange for its lack of indictment, but there’s very strong material, both in the emails and in relation to the Clinton Foundation…”
Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have encouraged the prosecution of others for violating technical security procedures that Hillary Clinton is now accused of violating, Assange maintained. She is also is pushing for WikiLeaks to be prosecuted for its whistleblower activities, i.e., for releasing government documents into the public domain.
Against this backdrop, Peston wondered if Assange would prefer that Donald Trump, the GOP presumptive nominee, wins the White House in November.
Assange answered in the context of Libya devolving into an ISIS enclave as a result of U.S. intervention because of “liberal war hawk” Hillary Clinton.
“Trump is a completely unpredictable phenomenon—you can’t predict what he would do in office….from my personal perspective…we do see her as a bit of a problem for freedom of the press more generally…in relation to wars, the emails we revealed about her involvement in Libya and statements by Pentagon generals show that Hillary was overriding the Pentagon’s reluctance to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi because they predicted the post-war outcome would be something like what it is, which is ISIS taking over the country…she has a long history of being a liberal war hawk.”
Last week, the controversial WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief charged that Google is actively working with the Hillary Clinton presidential election campaign to help get her elected. “Google is directly engaged in Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” he said via video link to a journalism conference in Moscow.
According to the Daily Mail and other sources, Google and Obama White House staffers have taken meetings more than 400 times, and revolving door employment has become the norm between the tech giant and the federal government, The Intercept noted. “Nearly 250 people have shuttled from government service to Google employment or vice versa over the course of [Obama’s] administration.”
In a related development, a viral SourceFed video claims Google may be manipulating auto-complete search results to also help Hillary Clinton’s election chances by burying negative information about her.
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