Quantcast
Connect with us

WATCH: Rachel Maddow draws a straight line from Wikileaks to Don Jr after Assange arrest

Published

on

Rachel Maddow was all over the  arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on  Thursday, doing a deep dive into the connections between the hacker and contacts Don Trump Jr. was getting from the organization.

The MSNBC host focused specifically on emails that appear to give Don Jr advice on what was to come and how the family should handle the 2016 election if  Trump had lost.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Between on or about October 7th and November 7th, ‘organization one,’ WikiLeaks, released approximately 33 trenches of documents that had been stolen from the chairman of the Clinton campaign,” Maddow explained. “In total over 50,000 stolen documents were released. So Wikileaks is the entity, according to prosecutors that with Russian military intelligence used to get the best stuff that would hurt Clinton the most, soliciting specific stuff about Hillary that would hurt Hillary the most, specifically both in terms of the timing and the content of what they wanted.”

“During the time that Wikileaks was liasioning with the Russians, Wikileaks was also in direct contact with the president’s eldest son, Don Junior, advising him on how to better circulate the documents that the GRU had stolen for maximum impact — what link exactly his father should mention and that he should tweet out to make sure that the Russian documents got the widest distribution,” she continued.

“Don Junior appears to have been psyched about that particular outreach and posted exactly what they told him to post, posted that link exactly as they told him to post it,”Maddow explained. “Wikileaks also gave the Trump campaign, they gave Don Jr login information for a website criticizing Trump’s friendliness toward Putin. Wikileaks gave Don Jr. a heads up that that website was about to launch. on that one Don Jr. appears to have been forwarded  that information to lots of other people on the campaign. on Election Day, Wikileaks sent this note to Don Jr. quote, ‘Hi, Don. if your father loses, we think it is much more interesting, we think it is much more interesting if he does not concede and spends time challenging the media and other types of vote rigging that occurred as he has implied that he might do. election day. If your father, quote, loses, we think it’s much more interesting if he doesn’t concede.”

You can watch the video here:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump lashes out at Lindsey Graham after he accuses the president of showing ‘weakness’

Published

on

President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham, once bitter enemies, have become close allies since the 2016 election as the South Carolina Republican realized it was in his personal interest to cozy up to the White House. But on Tuesday, fractures emerged between the two in public over a key issue for Graham: Iran.

Graham is on the severely hawkish wing of the Republican Party, and he clearly wants a war with Iran. He began a series of tweets Tuesday by praising Vice President Mike Pence’s briefing that day about the recent attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, saying he believes that “such a sophisticated attack could not have occurred without Iran’s blessing and direct involvement.” He called it an “an act of war” and lauded the Trump administration’s “efforts to create a regional coalition, thoroughly brief the Congress on the actions taken, and come up with a plan of action to restore deterrence against an evil regime in Iran.”

Continue Reading

CNN

Rick Santorum rips into Corey Lewandowski’s ‘flippant’ admission that he’s happy to lie to the media

Published

on

During his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski — who was hoping to leverage his appearance trashing Democrats and the Russia investigation for a Senate run in New Hampshire — was forced to admit that he constantly lies on air.

On CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," even former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), a staunch defender of the president, was aghast at this.

"Senator, isn't it kind of a weird way to run for Senate by admitting that you're happy to lie to the American people?" asked Cooper. "I know he was phrasing it as lying to the media, lying to reporters, but, you know, it's not as if — the end result is you're lying to the American people. You are giving people false information. And you're fine with that? You have no moral problem with that?"

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Right-wingers have a full-blown freakout over Kavanaugh revelations — and it could blow up in their faces

Published

on

Do Republicans think “men are the real victims of sexism” is a winning argument going into the 2020 election? That sounds preposterous, but there are strong indications that Donald Trump and other leading Republicans believe they can win by feeding a “victim mentality” in men, a mentality they otherwise tend to decry when detected in actual victims.

On Sunday, the New York Times published an article by the authors of a new book about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, introducing more corroborating evidence for claims that Kavanaugh had a history throughout high school and college of getting trashed and then sexually abusing his female classmates. That story, almost a year after Kavanaugh’s momentous confirmation hearings, was interesting further evidence that Kavanaugh likely perjured himself before the Senate. Ultimately, it doesn’t really change anything, since there’s little reason to believe that anyone actually believed Kavanaugh was telling the truth at the time.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image