Julian Assange Asks That NSA Leaker Winner Be “Supported”

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In a move that’s going to tick off the government and it’s ardent supporters, Julian Assange has come out in support of the NSA leaker, and he’s asking others to support her as well. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is calling for the woman who allegedly leaked top secret NSA documents to The Intercept to be “supported” and the reporter who gave her information to US officials to be “named and shamed.”

The FBI arrested Reality Leigh Winner, 25, at her home in Georgia on Saturday, and charged her with “removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet,” according to a statement from the US Department of Justice. Because of her arrest, Assange took to Twitter to offer his support.

On Tuesday, Assange encouraged the public to support Winner who, he says, is a “young woman accused of courage in trying to help us know.”

Although those who seek the truth about the actions of the government should support this woman, there are many unknowns still. Assange doesn’t much care for Winner’s reasons behind the leaks, he just wants whistleblowers supported. Should they face backlash over leaking, the truth will get harder to come by.

The secret report, published by The Intercept Monday, alleges that Russian Military Intelligence launched a cyber attack on a voting machine software company, and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials, just days before the 2016 US presidential election. According to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, the leak “threatens national security” and “undermines public faith in government.”

Because we haven’t been bombarded with the Russian hacking narrative since November, right? Not one American has heard of it? This was a newsflash? Give me a break. Faith in government is at near historic lows anyway, and it doesn’t look like that will change. Keep in mind, that the report does not claim that voting machines were hacked, a once-popular post-election theory from Democrats, nor does it state whether the information pertaining to the voting systems could be used to hack those systems.

On the other hand, the same Intercept article notes that  “a U.S. intelligence officer who declined to be identified cautioned against drawing too big a conclusion from the document because a single analysis is not necessarily definitive.” Still, the assessment concluded with high confidence that the Kremlin ordered an extensive, multi-pronged propaganda effort “to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.” –Zerohedge

It’s also going to be important to know that Winner is an ardent Sanders supporter, and outspoken in her “resistance” of Donald Trump, and in all fairness, she should be more upset at Hillary Clinton stealing the election away from the king she hoped to see elected.  Trump actually didn’t have any part in the DNC who cheated Sanders. But do reasons for leaks matter?  Assange doesn’t think so.  And he’s probably correct.

But those “reasons” won’t stop Winner from facing ten years in prison if convicted of leaking these “top secret” documents and it certainly won’t stop the government from destroying those who seek to deliver the truth to the American public. Winner admitted to FBI agents that she stole the documents and provided them to The Intercept. No wonder Assange is supporting her.

It shouldn’t matter what was leaked and the reasons for leaking. It should matter that the validity of the documents can be proven and that whistleblowers have support. There are some Americans left who simply want the truth without the left/right paradigm interfering.

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  • Phil_Ossifer

    Courts have ruled, time and time again, that even if you think you have good reasons to break a law you are still breaking a law. Your intentions will not shield you from the consequences of your actions. Leaking classified material is still a crime. If anything, this might make the security agencies do a better job of vetting who they give clearances to in the future.

    • kingwarren

      That is why Comey got in so much trouble. He told us all the things Hillary did and then said because she didn’t know they were illegal she couldn’t be prosecuted. Many of us who aren’t even attorneys know better. She knows better. Doesn’t she claim to be an attorney?

      • Phil_Ossifer

        Comey is also an attorney. The old saying, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” apparently doesn’t apply to lawyers working for the government.

        • Very few laws or other standards apply to those who passed them.

        • Beyond that, however, Hillary’s violation of the State Department secrecy agreement didn’t require the intent to do it, just the actual doing of it. She agreed not to subject any of the proprietary information that she would gain access to as the Secretary of State to be placed in any danger of exposure. She then placed such on an unsecured server outside the purview and protection of the government. Comey had to agree to a similar if not identical commitment when he went to work for the FBI, so he can’t even claim plausible deniability with respect to what she, or he, did.

    • renee ciccioni

      Yes as well is spying on people I am all for exposing it all out in the open.

      • President John F. Kennedy speaking to the American Newspaper Publishers Association at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on April 27, 1961:
        “The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.”

        • renee ciccioni

          Agree

  • renee ciccioni

    I support her against the criminality of our billionaire worshiping government.

    • kingwarren

      If you are talking about Hillary? There is very clear evidence she has been doing the bidding for billionaires you claim she is against. Her Wall Street speech is just one example and the Clinton Foundation is another. There are more cases if you care to know?

      • renee ciccioni

        Yes and the corrupt billionaire who got elected president.

      • renee ciccioni

        I’m talking about the whole thing yes they the politicians are and now we have a billionaire for president I guess it was time that they cut out the middle person.

  • kingwarren

    A whistle blower who releases information for political purposes enters an area where their true motives should be questioned.The media by only releasing information that supports one political side and then hides information that would harm the side they support should at least be censored and declared as an unreliable source of information. To understand important issues it is usually necessary for all the details to be reported not just what a reporter thinks is the story. Stories often change when all the facts become known and clear. That is why both sides need to be able to present their side of the argument.

  • Gregory Walls

    I think she should be supported…by a rope around her neck…about 3 feet off the ground.
    She didn’t do this “for the people”…she did this against the people.

    • renee ciccioni

      The NSA is a bad thing regardless of who is president.

      • Not to mention quite unconstitutional.
        It should be remembered, however, that both the NSA and the KGB are or were military agencies.

        • renee ciccioni

          I agree completely