Wikileaks: “If you thought 2016 was a big WikiLeaks year, 2017 will blow you away!”
Jan 3, 2017 by Tim Brown
Wikileaks exposed a ton of corruption in 2016. However, the whistleblowing website is promising to outdo itself in 2017.
On Monday, Wikileaks tweeted, “If you thought 2016 was a big WikiLeaks year, 2017 will blow you away.”
In 2016, Wikileaks dumped more than 27,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee and more than 50,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta.
The DNC emails proved without a doubt that the DNS leaned towards Clinton while working against her opponent, Bernie Sanders. They also demonstrated that the DNC was behind provocateurs who incited violence at GOP rallies.
Wikileaks also dumped audio of Democratic Party voicemails.
Among the other leaks that occurred were the release of 500 documents from the US embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, which“contain[ed] correspondence relating to the Office for Military Cooperation (OMC) within the embassy and provide a clear portrait of the US’s role in arming and training Yemeni forces and an enthusiasm for selling ‘shiny new toys’ to the Yemeni government.”
Then there were more than 30,000 Clinton State Department emails that Wikileaks unloaded that showed massive corruption.
Other significant leaks that were released in 2016 were the infamous Panama Papers from an anonymous source who worked with German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and thousands of Open Society Foundation files tied to George Soros.
Wikileaks has also announced the Julian Assange will be answering questions on Reddit on Thursday at 9am EST.
ASSANGE SUGGESTS “POWERFUL ACTORS” TAKING “REVENGE” BY TARGETING HIS FAMILY
Wikileaks founder again implies murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was his source
Jan 4, 2017 Paul Joseph Watson
During his interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News last night, Julian Assange suggested that “powerful actors” were taking “revenge” on him by targeting the Wikileaks founder’s family.
“I have been detained illegally, without charge for six years, without sunlight, lots of spies everywhere,” said Assange, appearing emotional.
“It’s tough… but that’s the mission I set myself on. I understand the kind of game that’s being played – big powerful actors will try and take revenge…it’s a different thing for my family – I have young children, under 10 years old, they didn’t sign up for that… and I think that is fundamentally unjust… my family is innocent, they didn’t sign up for that fight.”
During the interview, which was coincidentally aired on January 3rd, the birth date of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, Assange reiterated his assertion that WIkileaks’ source for the DNC and John Podesta documents was not Russia or any state actor.
When Hannity asked Assange if his source was within the United States, the Wikileaks founder responded, “I don’t want to constrain whether it was someone within the United States, in the DNC, in the service providers that provide for the DNC or outside etc, I think we have already pushed it quite a lot.”
Although refusing to name sources, Assange has indicated on more than one previous occasion that Rich was the source for the DNC leaks.
Rich was mysteriously murdered on July 10 in a case that remains unsolved. Wikileaks subsequently offered $20,000 dollars for information leading to the capture of his killer.
Could Assange’s concerns over what happened to Seth Rich be the reason why he is now putting his fears for his family on the record?
Watch the full interview below.