On an MSNBC interview about his involvement with human clickbait Roger Stone, comedian Randy Credico stated that he’d spoken with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff to inform him that Julian Assange is willing to be interviewed and share information which will show that “there is no collusion”.
WikiLeaks has responded to this claim with its standard statement that Assange doesn’t communicate with the public via third parties and asserted that the publication’s editor-in-chief has not said what he would talk about if such a meeting occurred. Assange has repeatedly publicly marveled at the fact that nobody who is supposedly investigating Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 US election has ever reached out to him for an interview or information, seeing as he plays such a central role in the official narrative that Russia hacked Democratic Party emails and gave them to WikiLeaks.
In response to follow-up requests for information from MSNBC’s Ari Melber following Credico’s interview, Adam Schiff’s office responded that “Our committee would be willing to interview Julian Assange when he is in U.S. custody, not before.”
Adam Schiff is the ranking Democrat in the House Intelligence Committee, one of the numerous federal institutions which has investigated the alleged Russian election meddling and the possibility of the Trump campaign’s collusion therewith. Does he have inside information verifying some basis for the Trump administration’s stated agenda of arresting Julian Assange? Or is he just being his usual, bug-eyed fascist self?
It has been nearly two months since the Ecuadorian embassy cut Assange off from internet access, phone calls and visitors on the day he’d been scheduled to give evidence before the UK’s Digital Culture, Media and Sport committee as part of its inquiry into the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Russia. He has remained there effectively detained without charge for over seven years, and now he is reportedly in imminent danger of being forced out of the embassy where he is under political asylum. The British government has been consistently refusing to say whether it has an extradition request for Assange from the United States, and today we have one more US political insider giving us yet another reason to fear that Assange setting foot outside the embassy will put him directly into the hands of the same establishment which tortured Chelsea Manning.
And Adam Schiff wants that. Rather than possibly receiving free pertinent information from a central figure in a large-scale investigation right now, Schiff wants to at some point in the future imprison a journalist for publishing truthful, authentic documents about the United States government.
Adam Schiff is a virulent interventionist who has never met a war he didn’t like, receives large amounts of funding from the arms industry and votes in lockstep with the American supremacist neoconservatives on all foreign policy matters. He has dedicated the last year and a half to helping to advance longstanding neocon agendas against Russia with the aim of crippling America’s rivals. Adam Schiff would like nothing better than to see US soldiers goose-stepping victoriously into the capital of every nation on earth, switching out their flags, and throwing their dissident journalists into prison.
Adam Schiff is a fascist.
The American antifascism movement comes from the notion that if Americans aren’t very careful and don’t aggressively fight fascism wherever it rears its ugly head, at some point in the future it may become the norm and take over the United States. The problem with that perspective, of course, is that it assumes as its premise that fascism has not already been the norm since well before Trump. So you wind up seeing things like rank-and-file Trump supporters getting beaten by masked protesters for wearing a MAGA hat while Adam Schiff is free to advance the agenda of American supremacist world domination and push for the imprisonment of anti-establishment journalists.
The persecution of Julian Assange has proven him right about everything. The world is indeed being increasingly dominated by an oppressive one-party empire that is unaccountable to voters and built on lies, and the most threatening thing to that empire is indeed the light of truth. WikiLeaks has proved an absolutely devastating weapon against war and oligarchy and the lies that we are told to facilitate them, and that is why the fascist empire has silenced Assange and targeted him for destruction.
We must not let that happen. We must not let the Adam Schiffs win.
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