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WikiLeaks Turned Down Leaks on Russian Govt

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n the summer of 2016, as WikiLeaks was publishing documents from Democratic operatives allegedly obtained by Kremlin-directed hackers, Julian Assange turned down a large cache of documents related to the Russian government, according to chat messages and a source who provided the records. 

WikiLeaks declined to publish a wide-ranging trove of documents — at least 68 gigabytes of data — that came from inside the Russian Interior Ministry, according to partial chat logs reviewed by Foreign Policy

The logs, which were provided to FP, only included WikiLeaks’s side of the conversation.

“As far as we recall these are already public,” WikiLeaks wrote at the time.

“WikiLeaks rejects all submissions that it cannot verify. WikiLeaks rejects submissions that have already been published elsewhere or which are likely to be considered insignificant. WikiLeaks has never rejected a submission due to its country of origin,” the organization wrote in a Twitter direct message when contacted by FP about the Russian cache.

(The account is widely believed to be operated solely by Assange, the group’s founder, but in a Twitter message to FP, the organization said it is maintained by “staff.”)

In 2014, the BBC and other news outlets reported on the cache, which revealed details about Russian military and intelligence involvement in Ukraine. However, the information from that hack was less than half the data that later became available in 2016, when Assange turned it down.

“We had several leaks sent to Wikileaks, including the Russian hack. It would have exposed Russian activities and shown WikiLeaks was not controlled by Russian security services,” the source who provided the messages wrote to FP. “Many Wikileaks staff and volunteers or their families suffered at the hands of Russian corruption and cruelty, we were sure Wikileaks would release it. Assange gave excuse after excuse.”

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/17/wikileaks-turned-down-leaks-on-russian-government-during-u-s-presidential-campaign/

Those Russian ties to Wikileaks are looking stronger and stronger. Of course, you just have to follow them of FB or Twitter to observe that.

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Is anybody really surprised?

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“WikiLeaks rejects all submissions that it cannot verify. WikiLeaks rejects submissions that have already been published elsewhere or which are likely to be considered insignificant. WikiLeaks has never rejected a submission due to its country of origin,”

 

Sounds reasonable.

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OMG lol, another nothing burger special. 

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Posted (edited)

10 hours ago, OverSword said:

Sounds reasonable.

I thought so too, until I read on and realised that the information released previously was only less than half of the information being made available to Wikileaks. There are also other examples provided in the article.

Edited by ExpandMyMind
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Hmm.. MOST interesting ExpandMyMind.. thanks for posting that.

I was amused by this extract...

... “The problem with the Trump campaign,” Assange said at the time, “is it’s actually hard for us to publish much more controversial material than what comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth every second day.” ...

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11 hours ago, ChaosRose said:

Is anybody really surprised?

No but I am deeply disappointed. Part of me has been expecting a disinfo campaign to demonize them anyways but I think the picture has been painted. 

Now whomever is in power here in the US can rally support against any government leakers by claiming they're Russian spies. Grrrr 

Edited by Farmer77

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So WikiLeaks is a Russian agent?? They must be about to dump another batch of democrat  deception.

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Internet is pretty open , other media outlets would have paid to obtain those documents  and there is nothing much secret about Russian doing in Ukraine , they clearly understood that they are going to loose ports and openly annexed it. 

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On 8/17/2017 at 3:53 PM, OverSword said:

Sounds reasonable.

Reason has nothing to do with it.

Wikileaks has never had to withdraw anything they have ever posted because the Document itself was a fake. When the Russians tried to trip them up by inserting false documents into the batch, they caught it and passed on the whole poisonous tree. 

It's how you keep your "street-cred".

How does that aspect of this compare with their accusers? :ph34r:

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