The Intercept just leaked Julian Assange’s private messages plotting Hillary’s defeat

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A bombshell new report from Micah Lee and Corra Currier of The Intercept has revealed internal communications between Julian Assange and WikiLeaks’ closest supporters that show a preference for the GOP to win the 2016 election and defeat Hillary Clinton.

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The below messages were sent before Donald Trump had won the Republican primary, when he still seemed like a fringe candidate. Somehow, Assange was under the impression that a Republican president would be less hawkish than a Democratic one, which is presumably deeply entwined with his vocal, almost pathological dislike for Secretary Clinton.

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Assange went on to rail about Clinton at later dates as well, hysterically decrying her “ambitions of empire.” He went as far as to sadistically muse that she may have a stroke that could hand the Democratic nomination to Bernie Sanders.

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In reference to an email in which Hillary Clinton asked for the meaning of “FUBAR” a military acronym meaning “f*cked up beyond all recognition. “WikiLeaks took Hillary’s FUBAR virginity,” the WikiLeaks account remarked with amusement.

In addition to evidence of the overt bias that ultimately encouraged WikiLeaks to release stolen DNC emails in the hopes of swaying the election for Republicans, The Intercept reports that the WikiLeaks direct messages (DMs) show evidence of misogyny, sexism, and anti-semitism.

In reference to Raphael Satter, a writer for the AP who had written criticisms of WikiLeaks, Assange called him a rat, said he was Jewish, and said he was engaged with the “((()))” issue. The triple parenthetical is a coded emphasis put around an individual’s name by antisemites, neo-Nazis, and alt-right bigots online to indicate that the person in question is Jewish.

Assange, who was previously accused of sexual assault and rape, also reveals some misogynist inclinations. In the uncovered DMs he remarks that false accusations are rampant and have a deep financial incentive. He takes specific aim at Elizabeth Fritz, a female attorney representing one of Assange’s accusers.

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Overall, the DMs paint a distinctly unflattering image of Assange and his cronies. While they stop short of confirming suspicions that WikiLeaks is an apparatus of the Russian intelligence state, they certainly dispel the myth that the organization is completely impartial and working in the sole interest of exposing the truth.

They have an agenda, and it’s agenda that has deeply hurt the United States, helping saddle us with an incompetent conman president.

Read the rest of the DMs here.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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