(Big League Politics) – A remarkable bipartisan movement is building to urge President Donald Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is rotting in a British prison awaiting potential extradition to the U.S. to face charges under the Espionage Act.
The latest individual to join the cause for Assange to be freed is former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, who admits she was wrong when she used to speak out against the controversial whistleblowers’ advocate.
“I know that it’s coming down to the wire in whether he’s going to be pardoned or not. I want more Americans to speak out on his behalf and to understand what it is that he has done and what has been done to him as he was working on the people’s behalf to allow information to get to us so that we can make up our minds about different issues about different people,” Palin said.
“He did the right thing. I support him, and I hope that more and more people, especially as it comes down to the wire, will speak up in support of pardoning Julian. God bless him,” she added.
The entire clip can be seen here:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sarah Palin Calls for Julian Assange to Be Pardoned, 'Years Ago I Publicly Spoke Out Against Julian — and I Made a Mistake' @SarahPalinUSA is such an incredible person.https://t.co/IkQ72USMXR pic.twitter.com/RkoHX9bYHW
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) December 19, 2020
Palin is the most recent addition to a quixotic coalition that includes Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Congresswoman-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) pushing for President Trump to pardon Assange.
Big League Politics has reported on recent audio leaked by James O’Keefe of Project Veritas demonstrating Assange’s concern for the journalistic merit of his leaks and that the deep state propaganda against him as being some kind of informational terrorist is absurdly false:
New leaked audio released by James O’Keefe of Project Veritas shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pleading with the U.S. State Department to take action to protect national security interests from an upcoming document leak.
In the audio, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talked with Cliff Johnson, an attorney with the U.S. State Department, in 2011. He called to warn them about a potentially dangerous dump of classified documents that would be hitting the public soon.
“We have intelligence that the State Department Database Archive of 250,000 diplomatic cables (communications) including declassified cables is being spread around and is to the degree that we believe that within the next few days that it will become public and we’re not sure but the timing could be imminently or within the next few days to a week, and there may be some possibility to stop it,” Assange explained to Johnson.
The State Department under Hillary Clinton did not seem too concerned with stopping the leak. Veritas pointed out that WikiLeaks had intended to release the redacted cables to protect national security concerns while letting the public understand the parts of the documents that had journalistic merit before a breach occurred.
“In case there are any individuals who haven’t been warned that they should be warned,” Assange said. “So the material, there is an encrypted version of the materials on the internet somewhere that we do not control. One doesn’t need to convey the material itself, one only needs to convey the location of the material, and its encryption key.”
Assange suggested to the U.S. State Department that they strategically remove some of the files in order to stop them from being spread.
“There is another possibility which is the taking down of those files, that is a degree of research and effort that we do not have the capacity to do. There are not so many of them,” Assange said.
“Our view is that it’s more your problem than it is ours but we have been calling the State Department and the Embassy for over a day trying to explain the urgency and they have not called back other than this call,” he added.
President Trump must ignore his neocon advisors and do the right thing by pardoning Assange.