Trump Had No Love for WikiLeaks in 2010
Trump and Putin Both Love the Man in the Middle
(2016 and now)
Fact: Candidate Trump once declared publicly, and [click to see and hear Trump on Youtube] here: “I love WikiLeaks!”
He had good reason to display affection to this website run by accused rapist Julian Assange after they released reams of emails stolen from the DNC and from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. It seems to have helped tilt the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.
Funny, Trump has not come out and said anything laudatory about WikiLeaks and their massive disclosure of CIA secrets, which is a treasure trove that many experts already believe may be more damaging than Edward Snowden and the NSA dump. Still, WikiLeaks fan Trump hasn’t condemned them, either – why is that we ponder?
Then we saw vicious Trump tweet attacks on Arnold Schwarzenegger and his TV show ratings. On the New York Times for being against him. And about Barack Obama’s wire “tapping.” But, nary a word about WikiLeaks outing the CIA and their foreign operations, or has Trump not noticed that the CIA he oversees just suffered a devastating breach of security? Or did he simply not feel compelled to comment, or just too darn busy tweeting other stuff?
A third and more discomfiting reason might be: Trump is staying silent because he stands to benefit from WikiLeaks and their latest revelations as tied to this:
1. Trump made wild-eyed accusations that Obama had ordered the U.S. intelligence community to wiretap him tweeting: “How low has President Obama gone to tapp (sic) my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”
2. The White House still can’t come up with one iota of evidence to support this irresponsible allegation, which was denied by FBI Director James Comey and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and calls from many others like Sen. John McCain who said more or less, “Put up, or shut up.” (My words not McCain’s).
3. Trump would not be dissuaded from pursuing that charge, which serves as a convenient distraction from the far more serious accusations of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin while Russia was interfering with the presidential campaign.
Consider this: WikiLeaks dumped that database pertaining to CIA hacking and wiretapping just three days after Trump made wiretapping a major political issue about Obama? Why – a link – hell coordination even? (How’s that for a scandal)?
First, WikiLeaks almost always times leaks for maximum political impact.
Second, WikiLeaks often leaks about American stuff, but never Russian stuff – why is that? In some circles WikiLeaks has been identified by the U.S. intelligence community as a front for Russian intelligence. Possible – yep, it is.
In January, the DNI released a declassified estimate that found “with high confidence that Russian military intelligence … relayed material to WikiLeaks.” That was done with a definite purpose they report said: “Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him.”
Trump outrageously tweeted about that report: “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to ‘leak’ into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?” His animus against the intelligence agencies has continued down to his more recent accusations that they allowed themselves to be used by Obama to wiretap him. The consistent (if hardly believable) story line from Trump is that he has no connections to Russia, and that he is a victim of the nefarious machinations of the American “deep state.”
The implication is clear from Trump: He is/was a victim of a “false flag” operation wherein CIA hackers broke into the DNC and blamed the Russians.
Even if there is no active collusion between the White House and the Kremlin, the extent to which their agendas coincide is striking. Both Putin and Trump want to discredit the U.S. intelligence community because they see it as an obstacle to their power.
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