Former US Ambassador to Russia Gets in Twitter War Over Wikileaks

Former Ambassador to Russia Gets in Twitter War With WikiLeaks

 

By Kurt Nimmo

On Monday the former US ambassador to Russia went after Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Michael McFaul said WikiLeaks is “a foreign agent, supported by Russia, publishing stolen data.”

There is no demonstrable connection between Russia and WikiLeaks. For the US government and the establishment media, this isn’t a problem. Now that the Russian espionage mantra has been hammered on for a few weeks, the media considers it gospel truth.

Can people STOP referring to Wikileaks as a news organization. They are a foreign agent, supported by Russia, publishing stolen data.

WikiLeaks responded to McFaul’s tweet and defended the organization. McFaul then insinuated WikiLeaks works for Trump and the Republicans.

We disagree. You publish stolen data & in American election, have made it clear that you are overtly partisan. https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/790589660825260032 

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He then switched back to the Russian espionage mantra and said WikiLeaks is on the payroll of Putin’s intelligence service.

You work is also underwritten by Russian intelligence services. That makes your claim to being “independent” suspect. https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/790589660825260032 

It turns out the spat is personal.

They did not HAVE to publish that cable. Why does a private conversation between a US diplomat & Russian politician have to be published? https://twitter.com/HalesCornersFan/status/790598232091062272 

The tweets go on like that as McFaul responds to criticism and continues his tirade against Assange and WikiLeaks.

If anything the exchange provides a glimpse of the mindset of Obama’s former Russian ambassador, and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council.

Kurt Nimmo is the editor of Another Day in the Empire, where this article first appeared. He is the former lead editor and writ

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