CIA Director Accuses Wikileaks Of Being A "Hostile Intelligence Service"

Tyler Durden's picture

And so Donald Trump flips on yet another issue.

One day after the President reversed his core stance on a broad range of policies including the US Dollar, interest rates, the futures of Janet Yellen, the Ex-Im bank, the obsolescence of NATO and whether China is a currency manipulator, on Thursday afternoon he took aim at Wikileaks and Julian Assance, when CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, in his first public appearance since taking the top intel post in the Trump administration, called the whistleblower organization a "non-state hostile intelligence service" abetted by state actors like Russia.

"It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia" Pompeo said.

"WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service," Pompeo told an audience at a Washington think tank, adding that Russia's GRU intelligence service had used the anti-secrecy group to distribute hacked material during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Pompeo took aim at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden during his first major public appearance since leaving Congress to serve in the top intelligence post in Donald Trump’s administration.

He also said that disclosures by Assange and Snowden have done "great harm to our nation’s national security and they will continue to do so in the long term."

And to think that just 6 months ago, Trump, i.e., Mike Pompeo's boss, said he loved Wikileaks...

On Thursday, Pompeo cited the intelligence community’s January report concluding that the GRU, Russia’s foreign military intelligence unit, went through WikiLeaks to released hacked emails from the DNC to influence the presidential election.  The report concluded that Russia’s state-controlled media outlet RT actively collaborated with WikiLeaks in the influence campaign against the election.

Pompeo called Assange "a fraud, a coward hiding behind a screen," skewering him for exposing information about democratic governments rather than authoritarian regimes.

Which is ironic for Pompeo to say when just last July, Pompeo was quite keen on using the information disclosed by this "fraud and coward" for his own political purposes, when he was sharing Wikileaks documents on his Congressional Twitter account less than a year ago

Pompeo also accused Snowden of committing "treason" by leaking top-secret National Security Agency files, adding that his disclosures have made it more difficult for U.S. intelligence agencies to track terrorists and given them tools to hide in "digital forests."

“He was no whistleblower," Pompeo said.

Trump's latest reversal means that any hope Julian Assange may have had of being pardoned despite - at least according to Hillary Clinton and now the CIA - winning the election for Trump, is now officially gone, and should Assange ever be evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, his fate will be anything but pleasant.

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zanza's picture

CIA = fake news

Jim Sampson's picture


Might as well call him Lebron.

onewayticket2's picture

has the swamp declared victory?

svayambhu108's picture

That's true and that's why is called Wiki because is everybody's intelligence agency, just like Wikipedia

svayambhu108's picture

Trump looks now like the kind of guy who throws shit at his mother's pussy, he is dissrespecting exactly all that brought hime where he is

NugginFuts's picture

Are we tired of #Winning! yet? 

Cause this fucking sucks. 

svayambhu108's picture

Courious enough is that now that he turn his real POS face to us all that fghting left is mute now

E.F. Mutton's picture

Wow, I voted for Trump and got Jeb Bush II and his Gang of Idiots

How the fuck did that happen?

Skateboarder's picture

A brilliant marketing campaign sold by a con-man is how it happened.

froze25's picture

Sorry but if the CIA, FBI, John Podesta, Hillary the list can go on for awhile. Didn't do completely fucked up illegal shit then WikiLeaks wouldn't have anything to talk about. Stop doing illegal crap and wikileaks wouldn't exist.

stacking12321's picture

the truth is treason in an empire of lies

Pinto Currency's picture

The pirates never did like the NAVY.

SafelyGraze's picture

it's like that book -- what's it called -- nineteen brave animal eighty new farm world four

saw the movie

everybody held hands and sang

it was beautiful. very moving. humanity at its finest.


Bastiat's picture

No reason for them to stop doing illegal shit now or ever . . . there will be no prosecutions.  Sessions has found out by now what the DOJ's real job is--and it ain't justice. 

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Well, this election was about electing fascism, the offer had two flavours - left/communism = Clinton, right/capitalism = Trump. As long as democracy wasn't on the menu, this is what you got.  

TheReplacement's picture

How can capitalism have anything to do with fascism when fascism requires coercion and capitalism requires the absence of coercion?


Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

This isn't facism jackass. This is late stage democracy and terminally ill banking / corporatism.

Fascism, which is really just tribalism at the state level is what comes next, if there is a state left.

logicalman's picture

Would you like me to hit you in the face with a hammer or a golf club was pretty much the choice.

Personally, if I lived in US, I'd have said 'none of the above'


Bastiat's picture

I guess they're moving to a resolution to that question Hillary reportedly asked at a briefing:  "Can't we just drone him?"

svayambhu108's picture

Drone him with a MOAB. Fuck EU. UK. Ecuador _ _ _ _ _ fill in the gaps

The Wizard's picture

Typical bureaucrat having a difficult time putting dots together. They are only concerned about their own asses and how they can look good. Doesn't he realize without Wilileaks Trumpster would have never got into office. He is giving me the impression that Wikilieaks has information on a good number in this administration.

Freddie's picture

You got President Jared Kushner Soros.

Jeb was just a Satanic retard.  Jared is a Soros, Zio Satanic shitbag.

J S Bach's picture

"WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service."

Substitute "honest & truthful" for "hostile" and you can see why the lying Zio-CIA hates Wikileaks.  When your very essence is based on lies, ANY truth is deadly to your existence.

logicalman's picture

If the truth will set you free, those in government who lie are pretty much telling you they don't want you to be free.

Kicker is, they almost all lie.





cheka's picture

hostile = not part of israeli megaphone

Zorba's idea's picture

I'm feeling like Charlie Brown after Lucy chumped him

divingengineer's picture

They won't let him enact any of his agenda if the MIC doesn't get to wet their beaks.

Pinto Currency's picture

The pirates never did like the NAVY.


Fuck you, Mike Pompuous Maximus Rectumosa. 

Your description of Wikileaks fits the CIA like a condom.  

Zorba's idea's picture

best analogy of the week! kudos

mary mary's picture

In The Swamp, noone can hear you scream.

JRobby's picture

(Laugh Track Deafening !!!)

Why? Because we see the murders, torture, war crimes, spying on US Citizens without warrants, the blackmail and political leverage, ALL IN THE NAME OF CORPORATE INTERESTS in the bright light now?

This guy needs to be euthanized

ne-tiger's picture

Fucking idiot Trump will not be there without WL's leak.

East Indian's picture

Now Wikileaks' usefulness is over. Donald is now one of "them"; he will get elected automatically in 2020.

thisandthat's picture

KYS, Pompus!

Here, the only gun you and your minions should ever be issued:

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

CIA = hostile idiocy disservice.

chubbar's picture

Tell us what Wikileaks has claimed or leaked that isn't true? Otherwise you are just arguing that we shouldn't be given the truth.

NugginFuts's picture

This is prepping us for future revelations. Else why discredit an organization that has nuked your opponent off the planet?

They fear what comes out next. Stay tuned!

Frito's picture

Wikileaks couldn't be an 'intelligence organization' because one of the primary functions of an intelligence organization is to lie. 

Freddie's picture

President Jared Kushner-Soros-Netanyahoo-Clinton

What a joke.  And we thought Hillary was a ravfng NeoCon.

The Clinton Foundation will never be charged because Jared and Ivanka are buddies with Chelsea, Bill and Hill.

Badsamm's picture

It is only hostile if you're full of shit and corrupt.

It sounds like he still wishes Hillary won.

Fuck him and his bitch Trump

Mr Pink's picture

So Seth Rich went to Russia first? and Russia was the only one smart enough to guess Podesta's passw0rd?

mary mary's picture

Everyone the Clintons Arkancided had, apparently, talked to Russians or to Russian-Americans.  They had to die.

The Russ are the Vikings.  So everywhere the Vikings went, including England, Normandy, the Scandinavian countries, most people there have Russ blood.  I, for example, have some Russ blood.  That makes me Russian-American.  I am sick and fuhking tired of the DC/NY/LA Judeochristian Racists using Russians and Russian-Americans as their personal scapegoats.  Racists, go back to Rome and Tel Aviv: keep Rome 100% pure blood Roman if you want; keep Tel Aviv 100% pure blood Abrahamic if you want.  But USA is not yours.  USA is everybody's.  And your neverending racism shows how you really are.  You are the problem.

ZH Snob's picture

we understand.  the truth hurts, right mike?

HRClinton's picture

Can't we just MOAB him?

Slimjones77's picture

Sounds like a quick smear campaign. I think CIA got word Wiki's got another dump to take in a day or 2. Be interesting to see what it is!