The leaked private Twitter messages, obtained by The Intercept, reveal Assange feared a Clinton presidency would lead to endless wars, collusion with the mainstream media to suppress information from the public, and turmoil with Russia.
The messages between Assange and others were reportedly exchanged between May 2015 through November 2017, which was roughly from the beginning to the end of the U.S. 2016 presidential election.
The leaked messages largely illustrate how Assange feared Clinton would weaponize the mainstream media to conceal information from the public.
In a message dated November 19, 2015, Assange wrote: “We believe it would be much better for GOP to win. Dems+Media+liberals woudl [sic] then form a block to reign in their worst qualities. With Hillary in charge, GOP will be pushing for her worst qualities., dems+media+neoliberals will be mute. She’s a bright, well connected, sadistic sociopath.”
Referring to her role in creating wars in the Middle East and Libya as secretary of state, Assange feared Clinton would lead the U.S. to unnecessary conflicts.
On November 19, 2015, Assange said: “Her role in the war in Libya is what should bring her down, however, the GOP is too close to others who have benefitted to exploit this, it seems. that Hillary helped to sew the foundation for ISIS against pentagon generals advice seems huge. But the GOP resolutely ignores it. Hillary so so much slime on her shirt it is now hard to dirt stick.”
In a message dated March 3, 2016, Assange said: “HC in whitehouse with her bloodlutt and amitions [sic] of empire with hawkish liberal-interventionist appointees like [Anne-Marie] Slaughter and digital expansionists such as Google integrated into the power structure. Then the republicans and trump in opposition constantly saying she’s weak and not invading enough.”
Assange didn’t have much to say about Manning but spoke about an artist who was making a statue of the convicted leaker.
“Manning does have a Y chromosome and male genitalia,” Assange said, adding that labeling Manning as a female “would have turned off audiences in most countries.”
Assange made it clear a Clinton presidency would be the worst thing to happen to the world, but also for freedom and democracy in the United States.
Based on the results of the 2016 presidential election, Americans agree with Assange’s assessment and of how detrimental a Clinton presidency would have been on our nation.
Source: The Intercept