Julian Assange Emerges In New Interview; Denies Rumors That "CIA Is Taking Over Wikileaks"

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After weeks without a public appearance, which prompted many to speculate that Julian Assange has disappeared, or worse, the curious public demanded evidence that the Wikileaks founder is all right.

As Inquisitr reported, those pushing the theory that Julian Assange, an alleged candidate for Time's person of the year award, is missing or even dead have cited a number of seemingly strange coincidences in the past few weeks. Those include an incident in November when WikiLeaks tweeted insurance files and SHA-256 hashes that did not match previous tweets. To put it simply, this indicated to conspiracy theorists that WikiLeaks and Julian Assange were no longer in control of the Twitter account.

Another piece of evidence came from an interview with John Pilger, who claimed that it took place on October 30. But those who watched the interview noted that it had several strange points, like the fact that Assange’s audio had been edited together and there were no references to current events. Regated compiled a list of all the major points cited in the conspiracy theory, including the incident of the hashes not matching and the Pilger interview.

It got to the point where on Thursday WikiLeaks urged people to stop asking for Assange ‘proof of life’. “Please stop asking us for ‘proof of life’. We do not control Assange’s physical environment or internet connection. @MashiRafael does,” the whistleblowing website tweeted on Thursday.

However, on Saturday, the concerned public may have finally gotten their answer when Julian Assange emerged, and gave an audio interview as part of the Free Connected Minds conference.

The first indirect proof of life came earlier today, when Craig Murray, the former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, human rights activist and writer, reported that he had "just got back after a long chat with Julian Assange. We were joined for a light supper by the ever interesting and ebullient Yanis Varoufakis. Another of those brilliant evenings that will live in the mind.  Julian is very aware of the persistent rumours about his position or health. He is fine apart from a cold, and buoyed by recent events."

Subsequently, the FCM conference relased the full 1 hour recording of the conversation with the supposedly sick Assange, which can be heard below.

Many topics were discussed and touched upon by the (at times unintelligible) Assange, among them the manipulated role of the media - a sensitive topic these days, what the role of the West has been in creaing ISIS, the issue of public ignorance in society today.

More importantly Assange clearly states, 50 minutes into the interview, that his team remains in control of Wikileaks, explicitly telling moderator Youmna Naufal that "CIA taking over wikileaks is false."

While there was much more in the full interview, which is below, the take home message is that Assange "sounds" to be safe and sound, for the time being.

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alexcojones's picture

Thank God Julian is still Alive.

Thought he had been Arkancided.

Or Jill-Steinified

Pinto Currency's picture

Yanis Varoufakis is ebulient 1) that he hasn't been knocked-off yet by infuriated Greeks after he screwed the country over and that 2) apparently people doing good work are tricked into believing that he is one of them. Yanis is an operative - is Assange that naive?

tmosley's picture



Video and audio interviews are no longer acceptable as proof of life. Need a trusted person to see him, or a public appearance.

Pinto Currency's picture

Agreed tmosley.
We need to see Assange at a window or with verifiable trusted people (i.e. not Pamella Anderson)
p.s. Assange has a troubling past coming from a cult in Australia that appears to be CIA operation - question even his revelations. Is he distracting us from something else even larger?

nink's picture

All he has to do is digitally sign something with his PGP key. Take 10 seconds. Piecing together sound bites is not proof of life, it is proof of a cover up.

Zerohedge I am ashamed you are writing and tweeting this. We need you to continue to be "fake news" but if you start following the MSM agenda we can only assume you have been "fixed" as well.

Pinto Currency's picture

nink - Even a PGP key is compromised if he has been taken into custody / tortured and Wikileaks infiltrated by operatives.

beemasters's picture

Assange should be the one enjoying life's freedom crooks like Hillary and Soros are instead having.

jeff montanye's picture

fifty five more pardoning days until we can start opening our presents.

and begin seeing if it's coal or candy canes.

medium giraffe's picture

Yes Pinto  his cult background is interesting and not something many people realise.

Some food for thought re. Assange:



Pinto Currency's picture

Another thing to keep in mind is how heavily Assange was promoted by the media when he first emerged. He was continually being profiled by CNN and other MSM propaganda outlets in a not unflattering way.

Matt Drudge and Alex Jones have not received similar treatment. This system appears to view them differently.

medium giraffe's picture

yeah, certainly.  interestingly that's exactly one of the things Snordster gets at in the vid I linked.

Trogdor's picture

Agreed.  The tech to change one person's voice to that of another - even having the "changed" voice pass a voice-print analysis - was demonstrated well over 10 years ago.  I would imagine that the tech has come a long way since then, and is likely real-time. 

Unless it's a verified public appearance, I'm going to be skeptical at the very least.

Trogdor's picture

... AAaand it just so happens Adobe will be releasing software that does this kind of thing.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3l4XLZ59iw

r0mulus's picture

Unfortunately, I feel like something is very fishy here- this voice sounds way more resonant and baritone than Julian Assange's voice is normally. If he is sick, it should probably not be that resonant. Not only that, but I feel that the real Julian Assange is better spoken than this person- he would not say "uhhh" and "ummm" quite so much! I would not take this as a true proof of life : /

Really hope he is alive and well, although this recent fuckery does not bode well : (

Duane Norman's picture

Just another fight in the war against "fake news"... from the MSM


Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Uh, cuz he's a CIA asset?

DeadFred's picture

Julian knew where the and DNC files came from. I'm thankful for the intelligence community preventing Soros from putting a dying sociopath into the presidency but I do not trust them. 

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

When he didn't leak the Sk(B)ank of America files that they were sent, that was the giveaway. Think about it. Control the opposition, and when there are real leakers, you nab them before its a real issue. Also, the CIA would have wacked him by now. If the Clintons can wack people, the CIA could drop this dude before lunch. 

Dark Daze's picture

all depends who your wackers are.

negatratoron's picture

leaks do not matter, assange was never in any real danger, and the embassy was just getting sick of playing host to this charade

l0lapx's picture

Really,  he wasnt in any real danger,  there are at least 50  USA politicians who have mad public announcement that he should be shot.... OLD KILLARY made a comment recently that it would be easy to send a drone and >>>>  

Nobodys Home's picture

Then get on with something that will negate any chance of Killary becoming president! Please!!!!

revjimbeam's picture

they did, it was the election.

my belief is this isnt about gaining control of potus, more gaining control of (fundraising)narrative.

obama, remaining in washington and railing against every piss trump takes, is worth hundreds of millions. hes the face of the party in exile and will control the apparatus. shit, motherfucker, the brotha just bought 3 houses...niggas got bills to pay.

hillary, knows she cant flip enough votes and, at this point, i dont think she wants to. the die has been cast, theres about to be a 100 trillion dollar shitstorm raining down on all our heads. but say she flips one,michigan, and possibly two,wisconsin, well then, its a lot closer ball game now isnt it? add that with a 2.5 million popular vote advantage and you have.in many minds, the rightful ruler of the 'free' world in exile as the face of the fundraising apparatus. 

if hillary gets it how the fuck does obama stay in the limelight? railing against his own policies? the first woman narrative will quickly supplant the first black and ibama faded into the sunset...

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

I doesn't make sense that Obama would control any power on Dem side - he's left the party in shambles, during the Obama years it has lost control of WH, SCOTUS for many years, Senate, House, Statehouses across the land, Governorships, international relations, pretty much everything.

But, things don't always make sense.

revjimbeam's picture

nothing is based in reality in the democrat mindset. remember. this is the man who brought back the economy, saved healthacre, lowered the debt, made the world love us again, is the most transparent ever, healed the racial divide and lowered the sea levels....did i mention hes brilliant AND black...

now you and i know everyone of those statements is demonstrably false. but thats the narrative. he also boasts a 56% apprval rating. the loss of statehouses congress governorships etc were because obvious racism and nothing to do with policy...he dindunuffin. 

he is the new clinton foundation and all funds will flow through him...but not if hillarygets closer and can claim legitimacy/martyrdom.


just a theory, though.obviously power is primacy, but sometimes those on the outside. who control the narrative, wield more power than those at the levers.

bluskyes's picture

That party nonsense is just stage props. We plebs only get to watch the reruns. 

chunga's picture

CIA must have taken over Wikileaks.

Son of Loki's picture

I think either the Russians or wikileaks stole my seminar paper.


Then again, maybe the dog ate it or simply wanted to blend in with lazy Hillary supporters and did not even do the paper.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

CIA taking over Wikileaks makes no sense.

Everyone knows it is the Russians that have taken over Wikileaks...


Griffin's picture

Maybe the Russians have taken over the CIA.

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) Griffin Nov 26, 2016 5:52 PM

See the "Cambridge Spies" and their "fifth man", Victor Rothschild:


Lorca's Novena's picture

You know, Ive been thinking that it was also teh Russians who re-created Bin Laden in those "after the fact" videos where he is digitally enhanced, almost a bit too fake...


Those russkies! erry time.

SharkBit's picture

Man of the Year (even decade), got my vote.

wisebastard's picture

that could mean the CIA has already been running wikileaks......idk man....drinking brawndo from a small cup with a big straw wont last as long so you might want to take lillte sips to savor the electrolytes

Dark Daze's picture
Dark Daze (not verified) wisebastard Nov 26, 2016 5:01 PM

That would be my take as well. But aren't we entertained by it all.

Marketing Consultant's picture

The CIA has way too much money.  That should be obvious to everyone.

DeadFred's picture

The CIA/NSA intercepts every electronic communication and is therefore in the ultimate inside trader position on every planned event. They would have to be totally incompetent to not be able to parlay that information into a black-ops slush fund of virtually any size.

David Wooten's picture

He knows about Castro so he was alive very recently.

Clara Tardis's picture

The Orc's will never stop trying to derail Trump until Julian releases NYPD leaks of the Clinton Foundation bribing half of DC with pedocrimes.

Indisputable evidence (names and pictures)to stop the Orks or we can expect them to continue to flow out of Mordor...

Stephanieg's picture

Sorry but this horrible audio is not proof of life. 

This is public tech.


Imagine what's private.


DuneCreature's picture

Is the CIA or The FSA or The Mosaad or The MI5 or the NSA or The DIA or The DHS or The DNI or The nation state of Bora Bora in charge of world spookery? ....... It depends on what day it is and who you ask. ...... One thing is for sure, NONE of them are up to ANY GOOD AT ALL. ........... Zip. Zero. Nada.

I have a great idea. ..... Let's arrest, try and lockup the whole bunch of them. ......

L, "Your honor, I have one question for the defendant."

L, "Are you now or have you even been associated in any way with the intelligence agency of any country, company or organization?"

D, "Well, I was a doorman at my boy scout meetings when I was in junior high school."

J, "Guilty as charged! ... Life in prison for crimes against humanity. ..... Next defendant."

L "Your honor, I have one question..........

Live Hard, I Wouldn't Even Admit To Reading A Tom Clancy Novel If I Was A Spook Very, Very Soon, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

peddling-fiction's picture

Crimes against humanity is the right way to describe what these spooks do, as well as their informants and citizen dip-shits that help them for any reason at all.

You are being played always. They lie and they are evil.

Please people, stop helping them out.

Or else, you will also be charged.

Or you will pay. Karma is a bitch.

peddling-fiction's picture

I will not let slide what you have done to me.

That also includes citizen dipshits.

I will hurt what you most hold dear, and then some.

Cover your six.

peddling-fiction's picture

I say this with no anger.

Cold as ice.

Lazzy Rabbit's picture

Bullshit! - it was reported that all other wikileaks persons had been rounded up or supresed and nobody could rech julian... all but one person left who had access to the leaks and some bullshit about a backup plan which had to be manualy kicked in if wiki wer down... Find the LYERS!!!!

marcel tjoeng's picture



so where's the picture with the newspaper and the date




Berspankme's picture

Business has been bad this year, very slow. Fucking Russians

CaptainMoonlight's picture

This audio isn't proof of shit. If he was still at the embassy and in control of himself, there would be a video.


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