Now, hes our property, said a report published in Russia Today (RT) entitled Most American lawmakers are happy with Assanges arrest after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on November 11. Most members of both parties in the United States hailed the arrest.
On the morning of the 11th local time, British police arrested Assange after his asylum was withdrawn by the Ecuadorian government. Meanwhile, the U.S. East Virginia District Attorneys Office issued a statement on the same day accusing Assange of cracking the secret computer passwords of the U.S. government. West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin was so happy on CNNs New Day program that he even called out, Its our property now, we can get the truth from him.
Joe Manchin said, It would be great to have him back on American soil.
RT reported that although the U.S. accusations are now focused on Assanges alleged cracking of secret computer passwords, Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans in the U.S. Congress soon got involved in Tung Omen - claiming that WikiLeaks publishers are actually Kremlin agents.
For example, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer tweeted on Tuesday that Julian Assange has now been arrested. I hope he will soon be held accountable for intervening in our elections on behalf of Putin and the Russian government.
Mark Werner, the deputy chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a Democrat, said: Whatever Assanges intentions were when he started WikiLeaks, he really became a direct participant in Russias attempts to dig into Western corners and a staunch accomplice in undermining U.S. security. I hope that the British courts will hand him over to the United States as soon as possible so that he can finally get the trial he deserves.
Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, agrees with Werner, who likens WikiLeaks to a branch of Russian intelligence. Senator Ben Sassi called Assange the evil tool of Vladimir Putin and Russian intelligence and they should spend the rest of their lives in prison.
Eliot Engel, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives and a Democrat, also referred to the Russian Gate. In his view, Assange has repeatedly disclosed confidential government documents and confidential materials related to our 2016 general election, which has undermined the national security of the United States and its allies.
Elliotts Foreign Relations Committee also forwarded a tweet on the First Amendment by Dan Cohen, an RT correspondent in the United States, saying that although the First Amendment protects Russian propaganda agencies like the companies you work for, it does not protect criminals who steal information and weaponize it.
WikiLeaks reportedly made public the documents of the Democratic National Committee in 2016. Documents show that Democratic officials colluded with each other in the election to try to vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary. Donna Brazil, interim chairman of the Democratic National Committee, later confirmed this in her memoir. WikiLeaks also released personal emails from Hillary Clintons campaign chairman, John Podesta, a month before the election.
RT said Tulsey Gabbard, a Hawaiian congressman and Democrat, was a rare exception among U.S. lawmakers. She told CNN that the documents released by WikiLeaks tell the American people what is happening, such as transparency of civil liberties, and that the U.S. military is launching actions they should not have done in the Middle East, which Americans should know.
Tulsey Gabbard satirized the news of Assanges arrest on Twitter on the 12th. It sends a message to all Americans and journalists: keep quiet, behave appropriately and obey the rules. Otherwise, you have to pay the price. (5) In addition, former senator and Democratic candidate Mike Gravel also publicly appealed for the pardon of Assange. RT concluded the report by saying that Assanges arrest had apparently received no sympathy from the Trump administration. Asked about Assanges arrest on Thursday, Trump told reporters: I dont know anything about WikiLeaks. Its none of my business... I have nothing to say. Oh, I see. Source of this article: Global Network Responsible Editor: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825
Tulsey Gabbard satirized the news of Assanges arrest on Twitter on the 12th. It sends a message to all Americans and journalists: keep quiet, behave appropriately and obey the rules. Otherwise, you have to pay the price. A kind of
In addition, former senator and Democratic candidate Mike Gravel has publicly appealed for the pardon of Assange.
RT concluded the report by saying that Assanges arrest had apparently received no sympathy from the Trump administration. Asked about Assanges arrest on Thursday, Trump told reporters: I dont know anything about WikiLeaks. Its none of my business... I have nothing to say.