in ,

Rudy Giuliani provides Assange with some hope for freedom (Video)

Rudy Giuliani broke with White House administration policy last week, stating that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange should not be prosecuted.

A well respect layer and legal mind, Donald Trump’s attorney compared Assange’s WikiLeaks publications to the Pentagon Papers, making the case that Assange had not done “anything wrong” and should not go to jail for disseminating stolen information just as major, mainstream media media does.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how Rudy Giuliani’s statement affects Assange’s case to exit the Ecuador embassy without fear of extradition and secret trial in the United States.

Is this a glimmer of hope for Assange or will the Wikileaks publisher remain trapped in London?

Remember to Please Subscribe to The Duran’s YouTube Channel.

Follow The Duran Audio Podcast on Soundcloud.

Via Consortium News

“Let’s take the Pentagon Papers,” Giuliani told Fox News. “The Pentagon Papers were stolen property, weren’t they?  It was in The New York Times and The Washington Post.  Nobody went to jail at The New York Times and The Washington Post.”

Giuliani said there were “revelations during the Bush administration” such as Abu Ghraib.  “All of that is stolen property taken from the government, it’s against the law. But once it gets to a media publication, they can publish it,” Giuliani said, “for the purpose of informing people.”

“You can’t put Assange in a different position,” he said. “He was a guy who communicated.”

Giuliani said, “We may not like what [Assange] communicates, but he was a media facility. He was putting that information out,” he said. “Every newspaper and station grabbed it, and published it.”

The U.S. government has admitted that it has indicted Assange for publishing classified information, but it is battling in court to keep the details of the indictment secret. As a lawyer and close advisor to Trump, Giuliani could have influence on the president’s and the Justice Department’s thinking on Assange.

Giuliani also said there was no coordination between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks. “I  was with Donald Trump day in and day out during the last four months of the campaign,” he said. “He was as surprised as I was about the WikiLeaks disclosures.  Sometimes surprised to the extent of ‘Oh my god, did they really say that?’ We were wondering if it was true. They [the Clinton campaign] never denied it.”

Giuliani said: “The thing that really got Hillary is not so much that it was revealed, but they were true. They actually had people as bad as that and she really was cheating on the debates. She really was getting from Donna Brazile the questions before hand. She really did completely screw Bernie Sanders.”

“Every bit of that was true,” he went on.  “Just like the Pentagon Papers put a different view on Vietnam, this put a different view on Hillary Clinton.”

Giuliani said, “It was not right to hack. People who did it should go to jail, but no press person or person disseminating that for the purpose of informing did anything wrong.”

Assange has been holed up as a refugee in the Ecuador embassy in London for the past six years fearing that if he were to leave British authorities would arrest him and extradite him to the U.S. for prosecution.

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!

Report

What do you think?

3
Leave a Reply

avatar
2 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
JoeVera GottliebRaymond Comeau Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Raymond Comeau
Guest
Raymond Comeau

Rudy Guiliani should use his influence with President Trump to have Assange freed as soon as possible. Assange’s imprisonment is a terrible crime and shows the depth Deep State will go to hide their dirty work.

Deep State Members should be rounded up, given a fair trial, and, when they are found guilty, be executed for all the murders they have caused or committed!

Joe
Guest
Joe

Round them up, execute them, and THEN give them a fair trial.

Vera Gottlieb
Guest
Vera Gottlieb

I certainly feel for Assange but I think he would be an utter fool to believe even a single word coming out of American mouths.

Macron follows globalist elite orders and arrests Yellow Vests leader Eric Drouet (Video)

Trump’s Latest Hedge on US Withdrawal from Syria is Only Postponing the Inevitable