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  • Babel 17 (5422 posts)
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    1. former consul and first secretary at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has spoken

    https://www.thecanary.co/exclusive/2018/12/03/former-diplomat-challenges-fake-guardian-claims-about-julian-assange-meeting-paul-manafort/

    A former consul and first secretary at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has spoken out against a “fake story” from the Guardian. Speaking to The Canary, Fidel Narváez insisted that the claim that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is entirely false.

    The Canary has also seen a copy of correspondence to the Guardian from the same diplomat. In these, he makes a formal complaint, accusing the newspaper of fabricating an earlier story about a Russian plot to smuggle Assange to Russia.

    And

    “It is impossible for any visitor to enter the embassy without going through very strict protocols and leaving a clear record: obtaining written approval from the ambassador, registering with security personnel, and leaving a copy of ID. The embassy is the most surveilled on Earth; not only are there cameras positioned on neighbouring buildings recording every visitor, but inside the building every movement is recorded with CCTV cameras, 24/7. In fact, security personnel have always spied on Julian and his visitors. It is simply not possible that Manafort visited the embassy.”

    In response, the Guardian told The Canary:

    “This story relied on a number of sources. We put these allegations to both Paul Manafort and Julian Assange’s representatives prior to publication. Neither responded to deny the visits taking place. We have since updated the story to reflect their denials.”

    Prior to the Guardian publishing the article, however, WikiLeaks did deny that the visits took place. It did that via a tweet in response to an email to Assange’s lawyers from one of the journalists who authored the article, saying how the Guardian was planning to run the story. The first published version of the article did not contain this WikiLeaks denial.

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  • Iwillnevergiveup (1115 posts)

    2. Gofundme donations dribbling in

    Currently, 1,067 people have donated $44,749.  Request has been for $300,000 for legal fees.

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    • Babel 17 (5422 posts)
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      3. I think that if they can file something in the courts then things could snowball

      Your numbers are newer, but we have this from yeserday.

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    • Iwillnevergiveup (1115 posts)

      4. Only 20 more people

      have donated bringing the amount up to $45,139.  Worrisome about the amount of time elapsing.  How is this getting out in cyber land?  I’m going to continue keeping track & will post results here.

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      • Babel 17 (5422 posts)
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        5. I hope that they'll post an update, with news that inspires donations

        $45,729 of $300,000 goal

        Raised by 1,113 people in 10 days

        I just checked. https://www.gofundme.com/wikileaks-suing-the-guardian-over-manafort-story/donate

        Wow, the so called liberal media loved Assange’s reporting when he was a thorn in the side of the Bush administration, but that enthusiasm notably declined under Obama. I guess those that covered it then now have mortgages, kids in school, career aspirations, and whatnot, and don’t dare risk supporting a person in the cross-hairs of the establishment.

        It’s left to to the Jimmy Dore show, and other independent commentators, to shoulder the load.

        Oh right, the liberals in the MSM were with Her, and she wanted Assange killed.

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        • Iwillnevergiveup (1115 posts)

          6. In the past 2 days

          just under $300 has been raised.  The main page has changed. .. running donations aren’t being posted.  That doesn’t bode well. From the start, I thought this would be a slam dunk what with our more informed European friends.  I was looking forward to this as a diversion from the endless, mindless Bush/Trump/Mueller dumpster fire.  I agree with you – maybe things will turn more in Asange’s predicament, but I posted a link to the GoFundMe page at Jimmy Dore.

          We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.     Native American Proverb