What? Jeff Sessions Agrees with the CIA: Time to Arrest Julian Assange – Open Thread

The CIA Embarrassed by Wikileaks = It’s Time to Destroy Julian Assange

The intelligence community exists to foment dissent into impeaching President Trump. How dare non-state actors like Wikileaks, how dare they, turn the tables on the rogue intelligence agencies!

Last week in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, CIA Director Mike Pompeo went further than any US government official in describing a role by WikiLeaks that went beyond First Amendment activity.

He said WikiLeaks “directed Chelsea Manning to intercept specific secret information, and it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States.”

“It’s time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia,” Pompeo said.

It’s time to call out the intelligence community for what it really is: an anti-American, seditious cartel hell bent on overstepping its bounds and our Constitutional protections in order to increase its own power and that of those who are well connected to the oligarchic and tyrannical Deep State.

Very fake news CNN brings us back to the very fake Russian influence on the American election:

US intelligence agencies have also determined that Russian intelligence used WikiLeaks to publish emails aimed at undermining the campaign of Hillary Clinton, as part of a broader operation to meddle in the US 2016 presidential election. Hackers working for Russian intelligence agencies stole thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee and officials in the Clinton campaign and used intermediaries to pass along the documents to WikiLeaks, according to a public assessment by US intelligence agencies.

Still, the move could be viewed as political, since Assange is untouchable as long as he remains in the Ecuadorian embassy, and Ecuador has not changed its stance on Assange’s extradition.

And of course we have the Trump administration playing along with the intelligence community narrative now. Even Jeff Sessions is coming out to the aid of the Democrat narrative.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a news conference Thursday that Assange’s arrest is a “priority.”

“We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks,” he said. “This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious. So yes, it is a priority. We’ve already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.”

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until the Trump administration indicts itself over its Russian connections and recommends itself to be charged for treason.

Update: Trump Approves of Charges to Julian Assange

As of 3:50 PM EST today, Trump is OK with charging Julian Assange:

President Donald Trump says that if the Justice Department wants to charge WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, “it’s OK with me.”

Trump says he is not involved in that decision-making process, but would support Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he charged Assange with a crime.

The administration has stepped up its rhetoric against WikiLeaks in recent days, despite the fact that Trump welcomed the group’s release of a top Hillary Clinton aide’s emails during the election.

Hillary Clinton is allowed to do whatever the hell she wants though, thanks Trump.

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