Obama FBI attempted frame of Julian Assange in 2011, Former Icelandic Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson blocked, 2016 Strzok Page emails
“WikiLeaks was bringing out the truth, revelaing crimes which should have been taken to court. This has been prevented. So the charges brought against the publisher are, in reality, charges against free speech and freedom of the press. The American police and secret services are trying to create an atmosphere of impunity, where they can do anything. Even when they landed here, they were showing contempt for democracy.
What they are doing to Assange is in opposition to the American Constitution and the principles of human rights, they claim they are protecting.”...Former Icelandic Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson
“In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic states ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law … The collective persecution of Julian Assange must end here and now!”...Professor Nils Melzer
“Why John Brennan, Peter Strzok and DOJ Needed Julian Assange Arrested”…The Conservative Treehouse November 3, 2019
From Independent Australia.
“The FBI tried to make Iceland a complicit ally in framing Julian Assange
“Mr Jónasson told IA:
“In June 2011 I was told that U.S. intelligence had discovered that hackers were preparing an attack on Icelandic governmental institutions. I was asked if we wanted to cooperate with the Americans.”
Of course, Iceland was interested in hearing what they had to say and then the idea was to evaluate whether to cooperate and to what extent. Icelandic police officers went to Washington and American officers visited Iceland in order to map the problem out, but no proof of possible attacks emerged.”
“However, in August 2011, a plane full of FBI agents accompanied by prosecutors landed in Reykjavik.
“When I heard of this, I asked my colleagues in the Ministry if, unknown to me, the FBI had been given permission to carry out police work in Iceland. I certainly had not given such a permission and the decision should anyway have been on my table.“
He then spoke with the Chief of Icelandic Police, having been told a meeting had been planned.
“I knew that the FBI were on the way to Police Headquarters with the intention to map out co-operation linked to the WikiLeaks issue. I requested that no such meeting should take place and that there should be no further contact whatsoever.”
The FBI agents were not permitted to carry out any police work in Iceland.
But this was not only about defending Iceland´s sovereignty. According to Mr Jónasson, during this process, he had been informed that the FBI showed up in Reykjavik with the aim of framing Julian Assange.
While it would be logical to ask for some kind of documentary proof to this effect, Jónasson is clear:
I am the proof. When I say they came here to frame Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, I don’t say this lightly, I am selecting my words very carefully, I know what I am talking about. I am stating this in accordance with my word of honour that I knew this was the case. I have testified to this effect in front of a parliamentary committee and in the parliamentary assembly, and my words have not been contested.”
From Consortium News.
“RAY McGOVERN: German TV Exposes the Lies That Entrapped Julian Assange”
“In the end it finally dawned on me that I had been blinded by propaganda, and that Assange had been systematically slandered to divert attention from the crimes he exposed.” (Emphasis added.)
Melzer ended his op-ed with this somber warning:
“… This is not only about protecting Assange, but about preventing a precedent likely to seal the fate of Western democracy. For once telling the truth has become a crime, while the powerful enjoy impunity, it will be too late to correct the course. We will have surrendered our voice to censorship and our fate to unrestrained tyranny.””
From Judicial Watch on FOIA emails that reveal FBI discussions about Seth Rich and Julian Assange.
“In a heavily redacted August 10, 2016 email exchange, Strzok sends Page a forwarded message from unidentified agents from the FBI’s Washington Field Office (WFO) who discuss Seth Rich. Rich, a Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer, was murdered in Washington, D.C. on July 10, 2016. The case reportedly remains open.
A [redacted] official in the Public Affairs office of the WFO opens the email chain, writing: “Various news outlets are reporting today that Julian Assange suggested during a recent overseas interview that DNC Staffer, Seth Rich was a Wikileaks source, and may have been killed because he leaked the DNC e-mails to his organization, and that Wikileak’s was offering $20,000 for information regarding Rich’s death last month. Based on this news, we anticipate additional press coverage on this matter. I hear that you are in class today; however, when you have a moment, can you please give me a call to discuss what involvement the Bureau has in the investigation.””
Attorney Ty Clevenger’s ongoing pressure in court documents hopefully will reveal more FBI chicanery regarding Seth Rich and Julian Assange.