"Intelligence agencies keep things secret because
they often violate the rule of law . . ."
EDITOR - The liars in the GOP applauded Julian Assange (in public at least) for reporting on Comrade Obama and the Evil Hildabeast. But once Republicans took power GOP liars attacked Assange as a tool of Russia.
Simply, you can't believe a damn word that comes out of the mouths of either party.
(RT News) - Julian Assange has accused Mike Pompeo of declaring war on free speech while seeking vengeance for the exposure of CIA’s dirty secrets and backtracking on his earlier stated admiration of WikiLeaks’ work until it turned against his personally.
“The 'Pompeo doctrine' articulated in his speech ensnares all serious news and investigative human rights organizations, from ProPublica to Amnesty International to Human Rights Watch,” Julian Assange wrote in an opinion column published in the Washington Post, responding to the CIA chief’s remarks earlier this month.
Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on April 13, Pompeo went on the warpath against WikiLeaks – the whistleblowing website – accusing its editor of being on the “wrong side of history” and seeking to harm America, freedom, and democracy.
Firing back at the CIA director, Assange explained that Pompeo is distracting attention and seeking vengeance for the release of the Vault 7 series of documents that WikiLeaks began to publish on March 7. The documents detail the activities and capabilities of the CIA to perform electronic surveillance and conduct cyber warfare.
“All this speech to stifle speech comes in reaction to the first publication in the start of WikiLeaks’ 'Vault 7' series,” Assange wrote, adding that “when the director of the CIA, an unelected public servant, publicly demonizes a publisher such as WikiLeaks as a 'fraud,' 'coward' and 'enemy,' it puts all journalists on notice, or should.”
Assange also stressed that Pompeo's labeling of WikiLeaks as a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” lacks any facts and called it a “dagger” aimed at the US constitutional right “to receive honest information about their government.”
Calling WikiLeaks an intelligence agency would be “as absurd as the suggestion that the CIA is a media outlet. Both journalists and intelligence agencies cultivate and protect sources, collect information and write reports, but the similarities end there,” Assange added.Read More . . . .