Assange Predicts Trump Will Lose, Accuses Clinton Campaign Of Trying To Hack Wikileaks

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In an amusing twist, Julian Assange whose Wikileaks has now had 20 individual releases of hacked John Podesta emails over the past three  weeks and who has been accused by Hillary Clinton of collaborating with the Russians in an attempt to disrupt and subvert the US electoral process, accused the Clinton campaign of attacking the servers used by WikiLeaks. Speaking via telephone at a conference in Argentina on Wednesday, RT reported that Assange claimed the daily email release ritual has “whipped up a crazed hornet’s nest atmosphere in the Hillary Clinton campaign” leading them to attack WikiLeaks.

“They attacked our servers and attempted hacking attacks and there is an amazing ongoing campaign where state documents were put in the UN and British courts to accuse me of being both a Russian spy and a pedophile,” he added.

Assange described Ecuador’s decision to shut down his internet for the duration of the presidential campaign as a “strategic position” so that its “policy of non-intervention can’t be misinterpreted by actors in the US and even domestically in Ecuador.” He said he was sympathetic with Ecuador, insisting they face the dilemma of having the US interfere with their elections next year if they appear to interfere with the US elections next month. He also said that he did not agree with Ecuador’s decision but did understand it. WikiLeaks will not be affected by the decision as they do not publish from Ecuador, he said.

He did, however, reject the idea that WikiLeaks is interfering with the US election, claiming, “this is not the interference of electoral process, this is the definition of electoral process – for media organizations and, in fact, everyone to publish the truth and their opinion about what is occurring. It cannot be a free and informed election unless people are free to inform.”

It will, of course, be spun as interference if Hillary were to lose as the tables would then be turned, and instead of Trump slamming the "rigged" elections, it will be Hillary who will demand a pound of flesh, perhaps literally. 

Assange did not stop there and also attacked US TV networks, many of whom he accused of being “controlled by Clinton supporters." If there is anything the Podesta emails have revealed, it is that he is correct in his assessment.


Then Assange went one better and even predicted that Trump will lose, saying that the Podesta emails will make no difference to the election result, according to Assange. “I don’t think there’s any chance of Donald Trump winning the election, even with the amazing material we are publishing, because most of the media organizations are strongly aligned with Hillary Clinton,” he said adding that journalists and people who work in the media are predominantly middle class and view Trump as representing “what in their mind is white trash.”

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Meanwhile, in the latest spin in this ongoing drama, moments ago a member of the anti-Putin Russian punk band Pussy Riot became the latest to accuse Assange of directly collaborating with Moscow. “But Julian Assange, he openly works with [Russia],”  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova aka Nadya Tolokno, told The Daily Beast in an interview Thursday. "It’s not a secret. He’s connected with the Russian government, and I feel that he’s proud of it.

“I generally support the work that WikiLeaks is doing, but I’m not that thrilled about his decisions that are unethical, in my view, concerning his connections to the Russian government.”

What, if any, was Tolokno's evidence? The Pussy Riot member said she visited Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London two years ago, saying their meeting convinced her WikiLeaks has ties to the Kremlin.

“He couldn’t deny it,” Tolokno said. "He often works with the Russian propaganda machine, and he doesn’t try to hide it. “Julian Assange doesn’t try to hide that fact because he hosts at the Ecuadorian Embassy the editor-in-chief of the Russian propaganda team, Russia Today, and he has projects with them,” she added.

RT has repeatedly denied that it collaborates with Assange, however at this late stage in the game we have long since moved past the evidentiary phase, and word of mouth accusations are the norm.

Tolokno added she confronted Assange about advancing Russian interests ahead of America’s. “I understood his position: He’s in a state of war with the American government,” she said. "He’s smart and charismatic and will use any means to destroy the American government.

Tolokno also made her own political views regarding the US election quite clear: "I wish that Hillary Clinton will win this presidential election, and if I had the option to go and vote, I would vote for her. Everyone needs to vote for her because it will save a lot of lives. I know people are apathetic right now because everything surrounding this election has been pretty ugly, but it’s really important to go out and vote and stop Trump."

The anti-Putin activist, who has repeatedly made her own anger at the Putin regime well known, said that “we had a conversation if it was really the ethical thing to do that with the hands of another government [Russia] which is, in fact, much worse and a real authoritarian government.”

Well, if Assange truly hates the American government as much as he does, he may need to leak a smoking gun filled with so much smoke that it penetrates even the biased American press and convinces most Americans. Considering he has just 11 days in which to do it, he may want to hurry up, or else the next time President Hillary Clinton talks about droning Julian Assange, it won't be a joke.

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InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

More evidence assange is a shill and hrc has already pardoned him

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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) InTheLandOfTheBlind Oct 27, 2016 5:27 PM

“I don’t think there’s any chance of Donald Trump winning the election, even with the amazing material we are publishing, because most of the media organizations are strongly aligned with Hillary Clinton,”

Isn't a shill's statement.  It's the truth.  The "news" are all out campaigning for the corrupt, felon, liar, Hillary.

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

It is called covering his ass.  Time will tell.  

Billy the Poet's picture

Dr. Paul sometimes appears on Russia Today and we all know that they don't come any redder than Ron.

eforce's picture

Brexit was up against the same odds and won, the NWO will be fighting tooth and nail to ensure a Trump victory, otherwise the OWO gets nuked, one way or another, it's history.

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

Seems to me many americans want assange (not american) to carry our water for us

Pinto Currency's picture


Assange hasn't been seen for weeks.

This looks like Trump trolling / demoralizing by those with access now to his accounts.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Pinto Currency Oct 27, 2016 5:49 PM

Free Shit Sells!  And Free U.S. Citizenship Sells.

That's what Hillary is peddling and 50% of living voters, 100% of dead voters and 100% if illegal voters are in her camp.

If she wins though, it's all over folks.


Escrava Isaura's picture

Trump is going to lose because his base are the right-wingers of the Republican Party. Even the moderate Republicans can’t stand the right-wingers.

Also, America is not prepared, and doesn't want a right-winger as President.


Peter Hawkins: The great conservative political philosophers Thomas Hobbes and Edmund Burke, who are by far the two greatest minds in conservatism. For Hobbes, descent into a civil war of all against all was so horrible that we needed a Sovereign who could not be overruled.  To avoid a life that is nasty, brutish and short we institute the Leviathan.  Burke of course considered the state of post-revolutionary France.  The Terror was so bad, this should caution us against revolutionary politics as a whole.  We should eschew talk of metaphysical rights liberté, egalité etc, and instead ground our politics in national tradition?  Why?  Because these traditions work and ensure stability.  The French revolution did not.  It ensured the Terror.


The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Escrava Isaura Oct 27, 2016 6:04 PM

But, undecideds seem to be breaking for Trump.  It's still early but watch late next week.  They may move in a big way for him then.  And, more supposedly decideds are actually undecides than the pollsters think.

So, it still can happen - and it had better happen for the sake of the U.S. of A.

philipat's picture

In fact, IMHO, RT is the only "news" network worth the time because its content is closer to the truth than any of the US networks. Yes it also has its biases but they are nothing compared to the US propoganda networks.

NoDebt's picture

"I wish that Hillary Clinton will win this presidential election, and if I had the option to go and vote, I would vote for her."

What's stopping you?  Just show up, say you're a Democrat and vote as many times as you want.  They'll give you the names you should claim to be at each polling location.


yippee kiyay's picture
yippee kiyay (not verified) NoDebt Oct 27, 2016 8:15 PM

You may be joking, but you're right. The system's rigged in her favor.

jeff montanye's picture

given the galaxy of dirty tricks hillary has tried, first against obama, then bernie and now trump, believing polls seems like just doing her work for her.

i wouldn't believe a front page trump obituary in the new york times.

it's been wrong before (see: war in iraq, reasons for)

Fed Supporter's picture


“We’ve seen polls tighten since the last debate, and we expect things to get even closer by election day,” he said.

Mook urged all Clinton supporters to get out and vote through early voting, absentee ballots, and signing up to vote on election day.

Donald Trump could win this election,” he warned.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

So there we have it. Assange is a Trump supporter, which aligns perfectly with the theory that he is a Russian agent trying to rig our elections. The truth is, the accredited media is the only thing standing in the way of the Russians, and allowing Americans to stay informed about Trump’s many character flaws. Thanks to CNN, MSNBC and the New York Times, smart and informed Americas will turn out to vote for Hillary in droves, and they will be ready to educate simpleton Trump supporters about his numerous groping scandals, and the dire threat that Russia poses to world peace. Thanks God for the accredited media! I don’t know what we’d do without them! 


Escrava Isaura's picture

You’re wrong in many ways, but I want to comment “warned you” on your last “Why Poor  People Should Have More Children” statement. Here’s why:

Legendary Investor Jeremy Grantham: We’re Headed For A Disaster Of Biblical Proportions. Most of Us Are Going To Starve To Death.

Grantham believes that the planet can only sustainably support about 1.5 billion humans, versus the 7 billion on Earth right now (heading to 10-12 billion). For all of history except the last 200 years, the human population has been controlled via the limits of the food supply. Grantham thinks that, eventually, the same force will come into play again.

Despite a massive increase in fertilizer use, the growth in crop yields per acre has declined from 3.5% in the 1960s to 1.2% today. There is little productive new land to bring on and, as people get richer, they eat more grain-intensive meat. Because the population continues to grow at over 1%, there is little safety margin.


WordSmith2013's picture
November 8th: A Bombshell Has Been Planned for Election Day by TPTB


"There Are Only 3 Outcomes After The November 8 Election"
philipat's picture

Hey yippee kiyay (Soon to be banned and will then use the next new names letsit and lonnng) , previously:

Aristotle of Greece


You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

Your MO, always the same, is to post a provocative comment which SEEMS to be relevant but you have no interest in joining the discussion (and NEVER do) and your sole objective is to mislead readers into clicking on your falsified links to your BS site. That wastes everyones time is blatant SPAMMING.


Killdo's picture

I was going to vote for Sanders but will vote Trump - anyone but $hitlery (I never liked Trump - but I warmed up to him after his pussy-grabbing incident)

Fed Supporter's picture

I sure hope Putin puts Tolokno in jail again, this time for lying to the press.  I hope Trump gets elected and outlaws all MSM and replaces them with a state run propaganda team.  It would be much closer to the truth then what we get now.

Fed Supporter's picture

4 Apr 2014

Great to meet the strong & brave young women from , who refuse to let their voices be silenced in .


Propaganda is running very thickly in MSM.

Fed Supporter's picture

In a curious twist, she offered what she said were three facts about Assange’s London attorney that are “unknown to the public,” including details inside her home and an event in her son’s life, suggesting a capability to conduct surveillance.

Taylor, the Assange lawyer, said the details appeared “to create the impression that the members of his team were under close surveillance and/or to bolster the bona fides of the claim that the offer was linked to a State. Its inclusion does appear quite menacing.”


The strange tale of a dating site’s attacks on WikiLeaks founder Assange



beemasters's picture

“I don’t think there’s any chance of Donald Trump winning the election, even with the amazing material we are publishing,"

Oddly, Trump campaign isn't aggressively using the material from Wikileaks.

Barney Fife's picture

Makes you wonder why, doesn't it?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) beemasters Oct 27, 2016 10:15 PM

He is using it.

His people are hyper aware of all that is happening.

He uses one liners, they cheer because they know what he is talking about.

beemasters's picture

I'm saying he's not aggressively using it. I don't recall him ever mentioning "Julian Assange" in the context. Take the last debate for instance. If it hadn't been for Chris Wallace who first brought up Wikileaks (AND The Clinton Foundation), I think Trump would have skipped them altogether like in the previous two debates. But the curious thing was he didn't come across to me as someone who would miss an opportunity. That's the reason I found it particularly odd.
Had Trump been presenting arguments like Wallace did, no question, Hillary would be toast now.

Killdo's picture

I also like The Duran, The saker and Sputnik . Also moon of Alabama

Upset Your Worries's picture

The day before the Brexit vote, I recall the odds were around 6 or 7/1 against that result and had been widening for a few days.

Betfair currently showing Clinton 1.2/1; Trump 5.5/1

I realise of course this poll is open to much manipulation, but here are the latest results anyway:

Oct 16th total votes: Clinton 220,159 Trump 447,650

Oct 20th, Clinton gained 5,268; Trump 18,178

Oct 24th, Clinton gained 8,933; Trump 29,067 since Oct 20th

Oct 28th, Clinton gained 5,353; Trump 21,861 since Oct 24th

Current totals are Clinton 239,731; Trump 516,756

Joe Davola's picture

If Assange wants to make a big splash, taking down a president-elect or sitting president would be bigger. Woodward would be covering school board meetings in northern Virginia without watergate.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Joe Davola Oct 27, 2016 7:41 PM

Uhm...Assange (dead or alive, I think dead) is running the same story Clinton media is running, they ran that before CALIFORNIA VOTED to discourage Bernie voters. Lack of internet (LOL) prevents Assange from walking to the window in the Embassy. His two laywers died within a week of each other, last week his mentor and director of wikileaks dies.............come on people!

Who is he to tell us who is going to win anyway?

He is just jealous because James O'Keefe is the new Assange with better material.


Barney Fife's picture

This sounds like the "logic" of a 13 yr old. Truly idiotic to its core. He's jealous? For real? I think he has bigger worries than that, and you are merely engaging in ass pull here. 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Barney Fife Oct 27, 2016 10:13 PM

I don't really think he is jealous, I think he is stone cold dead.

Oct. 16th 7am London

intotheblack's picture

Hearing that too about indies and undecideds breaking for Trump by orders of magnitude.

Seriously hoping that this is the case. Hopium. I'm addicted, damn it.

Frito's picture

I hope for your sake, and all our sakes, that you don't have to go cold turkey in a few weeks. 

Frito's picture

I hope for your sake, and all our sakes, that you don't have to go cold turkey in a few weeks. 

crossroaddemon's picture


Even if it's not rigged... which it is...

Most of the female vote == Clinton

most of the black vote == Clinton

most of the latino vote == Clinton

Trump is fucked.

Jim in MN's picture

He'll get 15-20% of the black vote and north of 30% Latino.

He leads outright among 'other' (Asian and such).

Don't worry.  It'll be fine.

new game's picture

truth is dead. liberty tree is dying. reality. yes, the truth doesn't matter.

we live in a world of half truths, lies, distortion, propaganda, fake money, shit china junk products, floridated water, crap monsanto food. folks i ask what is real anymoar? tell me where fuck the land of real is???

i escape to my oaisis and eat real food, ignore this fake world as best as possible and mind my own business, but it aint real out there, and unfortunatly i got to deal with it. the reality of unreal!

i am resigned to the fate of hillay for 8 years, and unfortunatly that is reality...


nightwish's picture

..while everyone takes the word of some bimbo from a russian rock band that putin is behind the attacks.

Enjoy the few scant days up to the election as the last of any semblance of democracy, because once hillary takes over she'll make pol pot look like james garfield


IndyPat's picture

They aren't even a band. That's some propaganda right there. Those rotten fem-o-twat skanks couldn't hold John Lydon's jockstrap.

Putin put em in the can for being lame crybaby lezbos.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) new game Oct 27, 2016 7:56 PM

the rodent won't live that long.

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"the rodent won't live that long."

Yes, but the real problem is that even w/ 'The Rodent' gone; you will have the same people giving Kaine the same orders that the Rodent would receive. However, un-intended (or perhaps intended) circumstances related to the US economy WILL cause not only a breakdown in society, but in government as well...The people WILL know that they have been duped when it all falls apart this time, upon realizing that the reason the bubble burst is that it was all a charade since 2008, on the part of the Obama Administration whose practices Hitlery swears she will follow as 'Elected' / 'chosen' Puppet...

francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture


Yes, it is rigged,but maybe not hopelessly so.

A lot of the femaie voters can't stand Hillary but won't openly say it due to a ton of pressure.

A lot of the educated black vote, which is bigger than most appreciate, won't vote Clinton.

Sadly, you are probably right about the Latino vote, at least according to my Latino friends in San Diego, but a lot of them are staying home too.

I thought it was encouraging that Trump took the lead in FLA today, but given the mess that a winning Trump would inherit, not only is Trump f*cked, we probably all are.

But I'm an optimist........

willwork4food's picture

It doesn't matter about the Latino votes. Trump will win, just like the Brexit "vote" passed blindsiding everyone who thought the "Elite power brokers" wouldn't let that happen, they will allow Trump to win and blame the upcoming financial crash on his policies and his conservative-anti global/free trade-isolitionist stand. Better him than allowing the inevitable crash to occur with Hillary who is all war, all NAFTA, all Global and in the pockets of the super rich. When? I don't know. Perhaps sometime in 17, 18 or 19 but they will let it purk up and squeeze it for all they can giving the rich enough time to buy assets, sell their paper shit, hide somewhere on a tropical island and let America burn in riots.

My 2 cents.

SheHunter's picture

I politely disagree with you Francis.  I know no women who are embarassed or ashamed to tell the world they support Trump.  None.  I know 2 women who will vote for Killary.  The rest I know and have talked with are voting Trump and have no reason at all not to tell anyone interested they (we) are Trump supporters.  Why wouldn;t we?  What would be mortifying would be having to say aloud we support the epitome of what we do not want as a ruler AKA Killary.

francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

I certainly hope that you are correct.

Where I live in California, people are not exactly known for being authentic and/or correct in their political opinions.