21st Century Wire
December 16, 2020
Amid rumors circulating this week about the possibility of President Trump pardoning imprisoned WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, new audio has emerged from 2011 of the conversation between Assange and State Department attorney Cliff Johnson, clearly showing how Assange pleaded with the US to act immediately in order to limit the damage of an unauthorized unredacted release of classified diplomatic cables and information from U.S. government.
According to James O’Keefe, the founder and CEO of Project Veritas, “A whistleblower provided this audio to Project Veritas, so that the American people have a more accurate account of Assange and his conduct.”
“Political pressure is building for President Donald Trump to pardon Assange at the end of his first term and this tape goes a long way to rebooting how he has been portrayed,” said O’Keefe.
In the audio recording, Assange alerted the US official that rogue former WikiLeaks employee, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, had taken classified State Department cables and planned to release them online without following WikiLeaks redaction and “harm minimization” protocols.