Video: Owned! WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Turns Tables on Bill Maher

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Last Friday, Julian Assange appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher, and the interview took an interesting turn when Maher said that the WikiLeaks founder was working with a “bad actor.”

The two were discussing the recent DNC leaks, and Maher said he didn’t believe there was any information released that would be considered a  “smoking gun” or “gotcha” moment for exposing corruption within the DNC.

Assange fired back, pointing out that four people in the DNC have resigned since the leaks were released. He went on to describe an email sent by Luis Miranda (who resigned last week), in which the former DNC Communications Director instructed his fellow Democrats to pump out – in an “in-attributable manner” – statements that Bernie Sanders supporters were engaged in acts of violence.

Maher promptly launched a red herring at Assange:

Why haven’t we seen anything hacked from the Trump campaign? Obviously we know these came from Russia. And we also know that you do not like Hillary Clinton at all, as does not Vladimir Putin.

Then Maher attempted to poison the well:

It looks like you are working with a bad actor, Russia, to put your thumb on the scale and basically f*ck with the one person who stands in the way of us being ruled by Donald Trump.

Assange – without hesitation – responded with an unexpected question for Maher:

I do notice that a William Maher gave a Clinton-affiliated entity $1 million. Perhaps you would like to comment. Is that you?

The Real Time host responded sarcastically,

I don’t think you have to look in your files to find that. I gave Obama $1 million — I made it public. The whole point of it was to make it public so people in 2012 would understand that the game had moved to the million-dollar level after our Citizens’ United ruling.

When Assange pressed Maher further, asking if there was another $1 million donation made to a Clinton group, the host replied, “F*** no.”

Maher made another attempt to divert the focus to Donald Trump:

Why don’t you hack into Donald Trump’s tax returns?

To this, Assange replied:

Well, we’re working on it.

WikiLeaks has since clarified that Assange’s comment was not to be taken seriously:

Warning: Profane language in this interview may offend some readers

Earlier today, Joe Concha of The Hill raised an important question:

Did Maher lie to Assange – and Real Time viewers – about that $1 million donation?

Maher quickly deflected to the donation he made to Obama in 2012. But, Concha did a bit of digging…

According to the White Pages, there are exactly three people named William Maher currently living in Los Angeles.

So if Maher is to be believed, that he’s not the William Maher who made a $1 million donation to Hillary Clinton — which is the same exact amount the HBO star very publicly made to President Obama in 2012 — then one of the other two Los Angeles-based men named William Maher made the gaudy donation.

Given that a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the U.S. population makes donations of that amount to any campaign, the odds that this Bill Maher of Los Angeles — celebrity and activist — didn’t write this check are almost impossible-to-one.

So if it turns out to be the case that HBO’s Bill Maher made the donation, what are the consequences in terms of trust with his audience? You can agree or disagree with the 60-year-old Maher, a popular figure who draws an average of 4.4 million viewers per week (when including reruns) to a political panel program on a pay channel, a remarkable feat and one that underscores his ability to draw eyeballs and periodically shape narratives.

But if he blatantly lied to Assange, to his audience, what does that say about his credibility? Part of Maher’s appeal is being brutally candid and authentic in his convictions. He may be inelegant, he may go way over the line (calling Sarah Palin the c-word, for example), but few doubt the sincerity of his principles.

If Maher is lying here, what does this do to him exactly? Will his audience care?

Assange has said there are more leaks coming, and some suspect that WikiLeaks has damning information on the Clinton Foundation. One can’t help but wonder if the “Clinton-affiliated entity” that Maher allegedly donated to is…the Clinton Foundation.

As Assange pointed out in the interview, the materials that WikiLeaks releases are “pristine”:

We’re really good at this. We have a ten-year perfect record of having never got it wrong in relation to the integrity of what we’ve released. There’s no allegation – even from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, or any of these people – that any of the material is not completely valid and true.

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  • Snake Plissken

    Atheists claim they don’t need God for morality. Yet display such behaviour proving that their morals are “optional”.

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    • doodaa

      Laws and Morals are for “Little People”.(and taxes)

    • Anti Everything

      I heard you were dead, Snake.

      • Snake Plissken

        Yeah. You and everybody else.

  • Al Mather

    So…there is nothing …. no proof that Maher donated a million anywhere. Or lied. There are filings showing he donated $5400. to Bernie Sanders…the maximum amount allowed for both primary and general.

    • Frank Energy

      Oh their is proof somewhere. But it is “legal”, all it does is show that Maher is heavily slanted in his views, and willing to lie about it.

      That reduces his credibility…everything he says must be fact checked, or ignored.

  • Sir TuberKopf

    Wow, a liberal that lies like a Persian rug. Who’d a thunk.

  • John Van Huysen

    First of all, nobody says you have to belong to any particular religion to lie, Second of all, I have 0 respect for ANYONE that would take the govts side in sending in 400+ armed thugs to kill a whole family, up on BLOODY RIDGE IDAHO!! Motherfuckers killed a kid and a woman Holding a baby, FUCKING COWARDS./ Sent the same guy that murdered the woman to Waco, cuz, when there’s women and children to be executed, you send in that PIECE OF HUMAN SHIT!! I refuse refer to it as a human with a name!! The fucker is going to retire on our account too, just as an added insult to real Americans!! Some day, some day soon, WE HOPE!!

  • Rebel w/out a Cause

    Given that within the liberals’ POV “the ends justifies the mean”, then I’d guess that no – if Bill’s fan club finds to he lied about donating to Clinton, then no – they won’t GAF. Use Hillary as your pattern. It will in fact probably be something they’ll be proud of!

  • Time Will Tell

    Time Will Tell…

    When the chit gets hot the pretend feathers burn off and you see the actors for who they really are…

    Good job JA !

  • aintskered1

    I hope they drop this guy in an ISIS camp and they remove his head it would be the most watched event ever on TV the ISIS mullah’s could make BILLIONS

    • Frank Energy

      Why would anyone want ISIS to make Billions? shame on you

  • Frank

    Hopefully Assange will “out” Maher for his lie, if for no other reason than to prove that Maher is a liar. Maher’s credibility will be compromised and his viewership will drop off after he’s exposed. More and more people, of all walks of life, are (finally) growing tired of the lies and deceit.

  • ProtectDignity

    I used to listen to Bill Maher, years ago, when I was still a programmed sheep.
    Now I can’t watch 10 minutes of his show without my blood boiling and arguing truth at the television set. I could write a 10 page “truth” rebuttal to every episode he makes. He has to be an intentional actor on the big illusional stage used to program the sheeple. I believe he knows the truth but plays his role in the false narrative perfectly, like so many others like him. They are well rewarded for their disinformation and misdirection…smh!

    • Frank Energy

      TY for taking the red pill

  • randy wellman

    yes, but bill was the ORIGINAL “liar-in-chief”, wasn’t he?

  • Frank Energy

    Clinton Email Prove She Made a Shady Deal With Japan on Kissinger’s Advice, Buying Fukushima Radiation Infested Food W/O Testing

    Hillary Clinton Threw American’s Under The Bus, Doubtless Costing Many Lives and Painful Diseases

    Her emails, and lack of emails proves this clearly.

    Here is the breakdown:

    Clinton was Secretary of State at the Time
    She was clearly briefed on the dangers of Fukushima
    She was getting several emails a day on Fukushima updates
    People in government were pushing her hard to make a trip to Japan even though she was very tired and overworked
    These same people were imploring her to “Go talk to Kissinger” about strategies for the Japan/Fukushima deal
    Hillary went and got a strategy from Kissinger, and decided to make the trip to Japan to meet one on one with top officials.
    Now, with a big trip to a world super power and close allie, after the
    worst industrial accident in history, you know that there would be a lot
    of emails to coordinate the trip.

    But after that meeting with Kissinger there was not a single Japan
    or Fukushima related email in what she turned over. Not one. They
    were all disappeared. Under penalty of contempt of court, a jailable offense, or worse, she had all those emails purged.

    Why would anyone take a risk this large just to coverup a trip and discussion with one of our closest allies?
    60 other top secret emails were released to the FBI (not disappeared),
    BUT the coverup of the Fukushima story was so important that Clinton and
    her group committed a felony by removing these from the record.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2016/07/clinton-email-prove-she-made-shady-deal.html

  • Zaphod Braden

    Putin is the only World leader standing up for Western European CHRISTIAN Democratic Civilization. Merkel and the TREASONOUS Brussels Politicians have thrown open the GATES of the CITY to GENOCIDAL Refujihadi INVADERS who have been pushed that way by US/NATO actions and Israeli deceit.
    Now he is exposing corruption and deceit in the electoral process for which the People should be GRATEFUL
    — and do not forget , if Russia could hack DNC’s servers what about Hillary’s UNPROTECTED server ???? As for “betraying America” …… The Clintons are documented EXPERTS at that …..
    Jame Comey did more actual damage to America than did Benedict Arnold. How much were you PAID for that TREASON Mr. Comey?

  • amuncat

    I don’t like him! I see a pompous controlling azz, all ego. He says things to test the audience waters. He’s clearly lying. I understand with the new batch he did give Hillary 1 mill or there a bouts. Can’t wait to see this documented and he will either ignore or pretend that wasn’t exactly what he said. Like keep you MD, like the FBI affirmed I was telling the truth, he runs in that kind of company it seems.

    Spoken by a person who hasn’t had a TV in over 20 yrs. Can’t remember the last time I’ve even watched one at somebody else’s house.at least a decade!!! Seems I haven’t missed much!

  • amuncat

    Yeah, which lying Bill are you speaking of? The I never had sex with that woman one or the Hillary 1 mill I didn’t give…Oh fack, no!

    • Rey d’Tutto

      Yeah. Which email scandal are we talking about?