The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday requested that WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange testify on Russian ‘meddling’ in the 2016 election.
The ‘mutually agreed upon time and location’ also comes with the strict condition from Assange’s legal team that “testimony must conform to a high ethical standard,” according to this Wikileaks tweet:
BREAKING: US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor @JulianAssange to testify. Letter delivered via US embassy in London. WikiLeaks’ legal team say they are “considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard”. Also: https://t.co/pPf0GTjTlp pic.twitter.com/TrDKkCKVBx
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 8, 2018
A meeting between the Wikileaks publisher and the US Senate Intelligence Committee has the potential to put the entire ‘Russiagate’ investigation in jeopardy because it “hinges on conspiracy,” 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen told RT. Watch:
If Assange does testify, he could completely destroy the US narrative on Russian ‘meddling’ and interference:
“Russiagate hinges on conspiracy, where does that lead US narrative if he destroys it? says @21WIRE as US Senate asks @JulianAssange to testify at ‘mutually agreeable time and location’. pic.twitter.com/xr48uF3kYM
— RT UK (@RTUKnews) August 8, 2018
Others in independent media, including mega entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, have speculated that this event would bring the entire ‘Russia hoax’ to its conclusion:
Julian Assange has finally been asked to testify to the US Senate about ‘Russian interference’ in the 2016 US election. The Clinton funded Russia hoax is coming to an end. His name was #SethRich
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) August 8, 2018
Can this meeting be trusted? Is it being used to somehow compromise Assange’s refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London? There are major ethical concerns here. Earlier this summer, several US Democratic Senators signed on to revoke his asylum status:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 28, 2018
And one of them, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), was also previously caught colluding with then-FBI Director James Comey to kill a potential Wikileaks deal.
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