This extraordinary recording (which I had never heard before) confirms claims that @Wikileaks made for years, but its critics dismissed as lies.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) December 16, 2020
1) Assange DID seek to minimize risks to individuals.
2) Bulk release of cables was forced, not intentional. https://t.co/zUt6MPOvQY
Assange long claimed that he warned the State Department ahead of time that the rogue employee was planning to release the material without the normal redaction of certain important information. This recording seems to demonstrate that, yes, Wikileaks did attempt to work with the U.S. government to mitigate risk when releasing classified information despite claims from the Bush and Obama administrations.
"We have intelligence that the State Department Database Archive of 250,000 diplomatic cables…is being spread around and…within the next few days it will become public," Assange warned ahead of the 2011 leak of the State Department cables.
There is time "in case there are any individuals who haven't been warned that they should be warned," he said. "We're not sure but the timing could be imminently or within the next few days to a week and there may be some possibility to stop it."
"I appreciate what you've told us, Mr. Assange," said Mr. Johnson.
You can read more and listen to the 75-minute long conversation at Project Veritas.
The chances are very high that if Trump doesn't pardon Assange and put a stop to the insane attempt to extradite him to the US, then he will die in a UK prison, convicted of nothing, with a very dangerous precedent pending.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 16, 2020
That arouses liberals, but it's profoundly unjust.