THANK YOU: Julian Assange’s full statement on US election 2016

Now that Donald Trump is the President Elect ready to become the 45th President of the United States liberals and progressives all over are trying to find excuses for why Hillary Clinton lost. One of the people they are unsurprisingly blaming for Clinton’s loss is Julian Assange, foudner of Wikileaks.

On election day Assange posted a personal letter to everyone on his website addressing the nation. Read below,

“In recent months, WikiLeaks and I personally have come under enormous pressure to stop publishing what the Clinton campaign says about itself to itself. That pressure has come from the campaign’s allies, including the Obama administration, and from liberals who are anxious about who will be elected US President.

On the eve of the election, it is important to restate why we have published what we have. The right to receive and impart true information is the guiding principle of WikiLeaks – an organization that has a staff and organizational mission far beyond myself. Our organization defends the public’s right to be informed. This is why, irrespective of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election, the real victor is the US public which is better informed as a result of our work.”

Assange explained that liberals have pressured him for Clinton’s sake to stop publishing the emails. But he and his people have not done so for the sake of true and honest information being spread out there. He vociferously defends his organizations mission to impart true and honest information to the public about what its government is doing.

He went on,

“The US public has thoroughly engaged with WikiLeaks’ election related publications which number more than one hundred thousand documents. Millions of Americans have poured over the leaks and passed on their citations to each other and to us. It is an open model of journalism that gatekeepers are uncomfortable with, but which is perfectly harmonious with the First Amendment.

We publish material given to us if it is of political, diplomatic, historical or ethical importance and which has not been published elsewhere. When we have material that fulfills this criteria, we publish. We had information that fit our editorial criteria which related to the Sanders and Clinton campaign (DNC Leaks) and the Clinton political campaign and Foundation (Podesta Emails).

No-one disputes the public importance of these publications. It would be unconscionable for WikiLeaks to withhold such an archive from the public during an election. At the same time, we cannot publish what we do not have. To date, we have not received information on Donald Trump’s campaign, or Jill Stein’s campaign, or Gary Johnson’s campaign or any of the other candidates that fufills our stated editorial criteria. As a result of publishing Clinton’s cables and indexing her emails we are seen as domain experts on Clinton archives. So it is natural that Clinton sources come to us.”

As he correctly states, the real winner of this election is not Donald Trump but in fact the American public because they are now more informed than ever what the political establishment is willing to do to keep the American public in the dark.

Assange noted that he is not opposed to posting information about other candidates such as Johnson, Trump, and Stein but his organization simply was not given enough adequate information about them to post with veracity.

What the American public should really say to Julian Assange and his people is a big THANK YOU. Thank you for informing us. Thank you for exposing insider corruption in Washington D.C. Thank you for showing what a criminal and a liar Hillary Clinton is and her willingness to do anything and everything to gain more power for her own sake.

He was right, the real winner is the American public.

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