Assange Never Met Manafort. Luke Harding and the Guardian Publish Still More Blatant MI6 Lies 293

The right wing Ecuadorean government of President Moreno continues to churn out its production line of fake documents regarding Julian Assange, and channel them straight to MI6 mouthpiece Luke Harding of the Guardian.

Amazingly, more Ecuadorean Government documents have just been discovered for the Guardian, this time spy agency reports detailing visits of Paul Manafort and unspecified “Russians” to the Embassy. By a wonderful coincidence of timing, this is the day after Mueller announced that Manafort’s plea deal was over.

The problem with this latest fabrication is that Moreno had already released the visitor logs to the Mueller inquiry. Neither Manafort nor these “Russians” are in the visitor logs.

This is impossible. The visitor logs were not kept by Wikileaks, but by the very strict Ecuadorean security. Nobody was ever admitted without being entered in the logs. The procedure was very thorough. To go in, you had to submit your passport (no other type of document was accepted). A copy of your passport was taken and the passport details entered into the log. Your passport, along with your mobile phone and any other electronic equipment, was retained until you left, along with your bag and coat. I feature in the logs every time I visited.

There were no exceptions. For an exception to be made for Manafort and the “Russians” would have had to be a decision of the Government of Ecuador, not of Wikileaks, and that would be so exceptional the reason for it would surely have been noted in the now leaked supposed Ecuadorean “intelligence report” of the visits. What possible motive would the Ecuadorean government have for facilitating secret unrecorded visits by Paul Manafort? Furthermore it is impossible that the intelligence agency – who were in charge of the security – would not know the identity of these alleged “Russians”.

Previously Harding and the Guardian have published documents faked by the Moreno government regarding a diplomatic appointment to Russia for Assange of which he had no knowledge. Now they follow this up with more documents aimed to provide fictitious evidence to bolster Mueller’s pathetically failed attempt to substantiate the story that Russia deprived Hillary of the Presidency.

My friend William Binney, probably the world’s greatest expert on electronic surveillance, former Technical Director of the NSA, has stated that it is impossible the DNC servers were hacked, the technical evidence shows it was a download to a directly connected memory stick. I knew the US security services were conducting a fake investigation the moment it became clear that the FBI did not even themselves look at the DNC servers, instead accepting a report from the Clinton linked DNC “security consultants” Crowdstrike.

I would love to believe that the fact Julian has never met Manafort is bound to be established. But I fear that state control of propaganda may be such that this massive “Big Lie” will come to enter public consciousness in the same way as the non-existent Russian hack of the DNC servers.

Assange never met Manafort. The DNC emails were downloaded by an insider. Assange never even considered fleeing to Russia. Those are the facts, and I am in a position to give you a personal assurance of them.

I can also assure you that Luke Harding, the Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times have been publishing a stream of deliberate lies, in collusion with the security services.

I am not a fan of Donald Trump. But to see the partisans of the defeated candidate (and a particularly obnoxious defeated candidate) manipulate the security services and the media to create an entirely false public perception, in order to attempt to overturn the result of the US Presidential election, is the most astonishing thing I have witnessed in my lifetime.

Plainly the government of Ecuador is releasing lies about Assange to curry favour with the security establishment of the USA and UK, and to damage Assange’s support prior to expelling him from the Embassy. He will then be extradited from London to the USA on charges of espionage.

Assange is not a whistleblower or a spy – he is the greatest publisher of his age, and has done more to bring the crimes of governments to light than the mainstream media will ever be motivated to achieve. That supposedly great newspaper titles like the Guardian, New York Times and Washington Post are involved in the spreading of lies to damage Assange, and are seeking his imprisonment for publishing state secrets, is clear evidence that the idea of the “liberal media” no longer exists in the new plutocratic age. The press are not on the side of the people, they are an instrument of elite control.

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293 thoughts on “Assange Never Met Manafort. Luke Harding and the Guardian Publish Still More Blatant MI6 Lies

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  • Sharp Ears

    Caitlin Johnstone

    MSM Is Like Big Pharma: The Rewards Of Malpractice Outweigh The Penalties
    November 28th 2018

    ‘The accusations in the article will never be proven true. Definitive proof that Paul Manafort met with Julian Assange will never surface. There are far too many gaping plot holes in the narrative, far too aggressive a denial from the accused parties, a ridiculous absence of anything resembling proof, as well as the fact that the Guardian has already walked back its headline with the addition of “sources say” and softened some language in the article, and the fact that+++ the article’s author, Luke Harding, is a snivelling establishment sycophant with no interest in truth and an already established history of lying about Assange.+++ The Guardian cannot prove the article’s central claims, and it won’t.’

  • Dawn Garmon

    Corporate talking heads like Brian Williams and Megan Kelly are transferred from one network to another like soccer stars and making millions in the process while real journalists like Assange are awaiting extradition.
    Such is the pathetic state of what was once called ” Western Democracy.”
    The good news is that what they refer to as ” International Community” is widely viewed as U.S. and its vassal states by the rest of the world.

  • Bill

    It matters not where the truth lies on the issue of Russia collusion. No crime was committed and we have a breakdown of law and order in the US.

  • Intersnooze

    “Impossible that the DNC servers were hacked”

    This is false. Binney simply pointed out that the timestamps IMPLY that the files were copied locally, at high speed, and not over the internet.

    However the timestamps could have been faked.

    • J

      Binney says the data itself comes from the alleged hacker.

      Your theory: the same hacker who anonymously confesses to hacking the DNC servers on behalf of Russia, continues by faking the date stamps of the data he/she publishes to prove the hack, thereby discrediting his/her own work and toppling the foundation of ‘Russiagate.’

      Curious, why do you think he did that?

    • ManInThePub2

      Good-faith efforts to parse the available data to provide insight into the unlawful extraction of documents from the DNC in 2016 are admirable and necessary. All parties, however, must exercise much greater care in separating out statements backed by available digital metadata from thoughtful insights and educated guesses. Walking nontechnical readers down any narrative path that cannot be directly supported by evidence must be avoided. At this point, given the limited available data, certainty about only a very small number of things can be achieved.

  • Sharp Ears

    Glenn Greenwald (once the darling in the UK following his Pulitzer Prize winning work in the Guardian on global surveillance) turns on a sixpence.

    Glenn Greenwald:

    Next: why do people not trust news outlets??? It’s so unfair!

    and…less than 48 hours after Glenn wrote:
    “I think the Guardian is an important paper with great journalists…”and “I hope the story turns out true…” ‘

    h/t TLN

  • Michael Fiorillo

    Forget the logs: London is one of, if not the most, heavily surveilled places on earth, and it’s inconceivable that cameras are not directed on the entrance to the embassy at all times. That Harding’s article wasn’t accompanied by photos of Manafort entering the building in his chinos and sweater is a major tell that the story is likely bogus.

    If you want to see a real journalist at work, eviscerating the weaselly Luke Harding, check out how Aaron mate does it in this clip:

  • Olivier L'Ecuyer

    Thank you Mr. Murray for being there and speaking truth with a strong and clear voice.

  • Twostime

    Pitchforks are available now 😉 on an online marketplace some milliseonds away from your debit/credit card! loft them 🙂 -loved “The hardwood shaft is fitted with a solid socket two prong head with sharp point to allow easy penetration of the…”

  • Jon Cloke

    You know, as much as I respect what you write, this isn’t an ‘either-or’ situation; either you accept Hillary was the worst candidate the Dems could have picked or you accept The-Russians-Ate-Hillary’s-Election – it can be both.

    There is no doubt a whole bunch of people in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation had a lot of fun setting up fake websites, FB accounts and twitter feeds on behalf of *both* candidates, with the intention of messing with American heads; for me, it’s also highly unlikely none of them were associated with the Russian state and intelligence apparatus – after all, the CIA have been playing these kinds of games since 1945, so why wouldn’t the FSB?

    But that doesn’t preclude the fact that Hillary, who couldn’t give a good reason why she wanted to be POTUS, simply assumed that she would be wafted into the White House on a cloud of corruption and privilege. After all, she’d been using the State Department as her own personal PR agency to funnel money into the Clinton Foundation and was dribbling at the thought of calling in all those favours. All the peasants had to do was recognise true royalty and give her what she and Bill assumed was the family due..

    I also understand that Luke Harding is not highly regarded as any kind of a journalist and comes in for a lot of stick; nonetheless, descending to this kind of partisan ‘he-said-she-said’ stuff doesn’t do *you* a lot of credit, either, like when WikiLeaks took sides with the white supremacist GOP just because Assange hated Hillary so much.

    Just Saying.

  • Keith

    A key indicator as to the veracity of this story is lack of verifiable details, whilst providing unnecessary (unprovable) details elsewhere.

    Thus we have the description of a casually dressed man in pale chinos and a cardigan. But when did he visit? “Sometime around ______” (insert month here). Photographic memory one minute, decidedly vague the next.

    Why? Because – if they provided a date – then someone could go and do some investigative work and would prove the story to be demonstrably false. Paul Manafort’s movements can be accounted for almost every day through his meetings with various people. Put a specific date to his alleged Assange visits, and the story would be demonstrably discredited within 24 hours, as photos were produced of him on the other side of the world.

    The mainstream media know all this of course, and also know that a lie is halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its trousers on. So they publish contemptuous nonsense like this, allowing propagandists to pose as journalists – all the while with their begging bowl out, bleating about how you can “donate to protect impartial journalism” etc ad nauseam.

    The sheep who swallow this shit are almost as complicit as the purveyors. It’s up to everyone to exercise their critical mind.

  • Daniel

    I’m not sure about the security procedures for entry now but in previous years when I was on the security team for the UAE Presidential family – who stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy for 3mths during the summer – there was never a requirement to show passports or sign in. The front entrance at the Embassy was rarely manned.

    Again, I’m sure things have changed in the past few years since Assange moved in.

  • Lodewijk Langeweg

    The socio- and psychopathic globalist NWO only care about getting the majority of people into believing the stories, so that majority will not protest let alone prevent the NWO plans from being executed. And as they own the MSM that is their means of making the majority believe and even support those plans.

  • Jono

    How can Craig claim with such certainty the DNC email breach was an inside job?

    If he knows who did it why has he not went on the record, he doesn’t have to give a name. If true this would be the biggest US political scandal in over 50 years.

    • ZigZag Wanderer

      I don’t think he is claiming he knows “who” did it . The evidence suggests the files were downloaded onto a local thumbdrive and not pulled off the server via a hack over the internet. Its all about the data transfer speeds .

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