Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Wikileaks Calls for The Guardian 'Editor's Head', After Assange/Manafort Bombshell Story Breaks

Report: Paul Manafort Met With Julian Assange Months Before WikiLeaks Published DNC Emails Trump's campaign chief 'secretly met with Julian Assange' months before WikiLeaks email dump, it is claimed
Gerardo Duncan | 28 November, 2018, 03:26

Assange, now 47, has seen many of his privileges restricted by the embassy staff, who have reportedly grown exhausted of him. I have never been contacted by anyone connected to Wikileaks, either directly or indirectly", read a statement provided to National Review by Manafort's spokesman."I have never reached out to Assange or Wikileaks on any matter.

Graff also pointed out that Ecuador has removed the ambassador that was Assange's ally in London and have blocked Assange from meeting with his lawyers.

Kromberg insisted that the Reporters Committee and other journalists who say they've spoken to confidential government sources who confirmed Assange has been secretly charged with an undisclosed crime were just "speculating". A tweet from the verified WikiLeaks account said that Assange has "instructed his lawyers to sue the Guardian for libel over [the] fabricated Manafort story".

For its part, WikiLeaks strongly denied the explosive report on Twitter and said it is "willing to bet the Guardian a million dollars and its editor's head that Manafort never met Assange".

One of the alleged meetings took place around March 2016, the time Manafort began leading Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

He acknowledged the error in which court papers in an unrelated case say that Assange "has been charged" but he said the mistake is not confirmation that Assange is actually charged.

He also says the Guardian published the story after being told by Manafort's representatives that it was false.

He came back at least two more times. In June, WikiLeaks released emails obtained from these hacks.

The campaign seized on the emails to undermine Trump's rival, Hillary Clinton.

"I don't think that Paul Manafort was going in there to get restaurant recommendations for a great night out in London", Graff said. The surprise claim arrived as Mueller's team has grappled with a string of complications involving investigation targets in the probe into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election.

Manafort is now serving time in a Virginia jail after his August conviction of bank and tax fraud stemming from Mueller's probe.

On Tuesday a federal judge Leonie Brinkema said she will later rule on whether or not the public has a right to see the documents.

Manafort has been at the heart of several unresolved threads of the Robert Mueller investigation. However, Mueller's team late Monday told the federal judge handling the case that Manafort had repeatedly lied to investigators in breach of his plea deal, and asked that sentencing be scheduled as soon as possible.

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