Trump Ordered Assange Arrest?, Assange extradition hearing Sept 21, 2020, Journalist Cassandra Fairbank testimony, Learned Oct 2018 from Arthur Schwartz?
“Replying to this last point, the prosecution pointed out that a Grand Jury against Assange had been established by Obama and there was no indication the investigation had been closed. Feldstein agreed, the “Obama administration was very eager to file charges against Assange and they conducted a very aggressive investigation.” All of which speaks for the point that Assange is being sought for political reasons—motivations which are common to the whole American ruling class. It was current Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden who branded the WikiLeaks publisher and journalist a “high-tech terrorist.””…Laura Tiernan and Thomas Scripps, Sept 9, 2020
“Why John Brennan, Peter Strzok and DOJ Needed Julian Assange Arrested”…The Conservative Treehouse November 3, 2019
Assange testimony requested in Rich v Butowsky et al August 24, 2020”…Citizen Wells
From the Julian Assange extradition hearing today September 21, 2020 via Consortium News.
“11:48 am EDT: Journalist Cassandra Fairbank testified that President Donald Trump had personally ordered Julian Assange’s arrest from the Ecuadorian embassy in London in April 2019.
Fairbanks said she learned in October 2018 directly from Arthur Schwartz, a Trump backer and member of the president’s inner circle that, the U.S. would have Assange taken from the embassy; that he would only be charged with the Chelsea Manning leaks and not for Vault 7 or DNC email releases; that the U.S. would again go after Manning to testify against Assange; that Richard Grenell, then U.S. ambassador to the Germany and later director of national intelligence, had worked out a deal with Ecuador to hand Assange over, that the order to get Assange had come directly from Trump and that the U.S. would not seek the death penalty to make extradition possible.
All of these things came true, Fairbanks’ testified. Armed with this information she traveled to London from Washington and met with Assange at the embassy where she revealed these details to him.
Upon return she says she was contacted by Schwarz who was furious because he learned of her informing Assange, evidently through surveillance at the embassy. When she tweeted about this Grenell contacted her employer at The Gateway Pundit and tried to have her fired. A panicked Schwarz informed her that there was an investigation into who leaked this information to her.
Her testimony was read by defense lawyer Edward Fitzgerald after the government objected. But defense argued that hearsay rules do not apply to political testimony, which bolstered the defense argument that Assange’s prosecution is political and therefore violates the U.S.-UK extradition treaty.”