WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was abruptly arrested Thursday after being forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London; ending a tense standoff with both the UK and American governments after seven years of isolation.
“WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for aiding Chelsea Manning in the cracking of a password to a classified U.S. government computer in 2010, the U.S. Justice Department announced hours after Assange’s arrest in London,” reports Fox News.
“During the conspiracy, Manning and Assange engaged in real-time discussions regarding Manning’s transmission of classified records to Assange,” the Justice Department said. “The discussions also reflect Assange actively encouraging Manning to provide more information. During an exchange, Manning told Assange that ‘after this upload, that’s all I really have got left.’ To which Assange replied, ‘curious eyes never run dry in my experience.’”
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Hannity: Mueller Needs to Meet with Julian Assange Right Now
Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Thursday night, Sean called on special counsel Robert Mueller to meet with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over recent claims he possesses evidence that proves Russia had nothing to do with DNC email leaks.
“WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a republican Congressman from California, Dana Rohrabacher, that he has evidence to prove that the emails that he published about the DNC never came from Russia,” said Hannity.
“The US intelligence community say they have different evidence; they have yet to release any of it to the public,” he added. “If Assange can back-up this claim it would blow a huge hole in an eleven-month narrative of Russia collusion; a conspiracy theory without evidence the democrats and the destroy-Trump media have been pushing now month after month.”
Sean went on to say that Mueller “owes this” to the American people and President Trump if he is truly interested in getting to the bottom of allegations that Russia illegally interfered in the 2016 presidential race.
“WikiLeaks has never been wrong once in eleven years of publishing. The special counsel tonight, Robert Mueller, should be getting on a plane and going to meet with Assange to find out -if in fact- he has this evidence and is telling the world the truth,” said Hannity.
“He owes this to the American people. He owes it to the President and Congress now should immediately open an investigation,” he added. “This is the one guy we know who has the information.”
Watch Sean’s opening monologue above.
ROGER STONE ON HANNITY: I’ve Never Talked with Julian Assange
Republican strategist Roger Stone stopped by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to weigh-in on recent allegations he and others had coordinated with Julian Assange during the 2016 campaign; saying he has never met or spoken to the WikiLeaks founder.
“I think it’s speculation. Nowhere does it say John Podesta’s emails have been stolen and will be published… I think it’s despicable that they have tried to pit strong supporters of the President against each other,” said Stone.
“The bottom line is that neither one of us received anything whatsoever from Julian Assange,” he added.
“Have you ever talked to him? Ever meet him?” pressed Hannity.
“No, never,” he confirmed.
Watch Roger Stone on ‘Hannity’ above.