Now that the Democrats’ carefully ordered world has been turned upside down, the founder of the website that just keeps leaking bombshell information talked to Democracy NOW! (The exclusive interview was done via some sort of electronic means as the man is holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Long story having to do with being set up and asylum granted.) Julian Assange talked for about fifteen minutes on the importance of releasing the emails that are making the heat in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention unbearable.
Thanks to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit for the transcript:
JULIAN ASSANGE: Well, I mean, that’s interesting. We have seen that with a lot of other publications. I guess there’s a question: What does that mean for the U.S. Democratic Party? It is important for there to be examples of accountability. The resignation was an example of that. Now, of course, Hillary Clinton has tried to immediately produce a counter-example by putting out a statement, within hours, saying that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a great friend, and she’s incorporating her into her campaign, she’s going to be pushing for her re-election to the Congress.
So that’s a very interesting signaling by Hillary Clinton that if you act in a corrupt way that benefits Hillary Clinton, you will be taken care of. Why does she need to put that out? Certainly, it’s not a signal that helps with the public at all. It’s not a signal that helps with unity at the DNC, at the convention. It’s a signal to Hillary Clinton partisans to keep on going on, you’ll be taken care of. But it’s a very destructive signal for a future presidency, because it’s—effectively, it’s expanding the Overton window of corruption. It doesn’t really matter what you do, how you behave; as long as that is going to benefit Hillary Clinton, you’ll be protected.
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Not being an American, Assange has no emotional investment in the outcome of the election, or personal knowledge of how unAmerican so much of what has been revealed is in spirit if not practice. (Buying influence is a constant in politics everywhere.) That could explain his lack of fire when it comes to this topic. Yes, Assange’s organization has been known to release information that puts Americans and our interests in harms’ way. THIS TIME, the release of the information was to the benefit of everyone. For that we should be grateful.