No tweet from Donald Trump about Wikileaks’ dump of CIA hacking tools. No tweet frm him either about a secret vist of his ally Nigel Farage, who also has links to Robert Mercer, the hedge fund billionaire supporting Breitbart and Steve Bannon, to Wikileaks edutor Julian Assange. Not that surprising if Wikileaks is, indeed, being used as a front by Russian intelligence to help Trump also in a bid to discredit the US intelligence community, the last hurdle to the take down of the USA.
I wonder if the FBI will interview Farage about what he discussed with Assange. I think the timing of the visit raises big questions about the involvement of Trump himself in the CIA leak.
From the Inquistr
Just one day after WikiLeaks publicly revealed thousands of Central Intelligence Agency documents, a top Donald Trump associate met with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Assange remains holed up to evade extradition on sexual assault allegations. But the Trump ally, British nationalist politician Nigel Farage, refused to confirm that he met with Assange during his previously secret visit to the embassy.
London’s Independent newspaper, however, did confirm that Farage met with Assange inside the embassy, where he stayed for about 40 minutes, citing sources inside Farage’s ultra-right-wing United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).
What Farage and Assange discussed during the meeting remains a mystery. But late on Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that it was opening a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks’ release of the purported CIA documents, which appear to reveal details of top secret cyber-spying and computer hacking tools and methods employed by the intelligence agency.
But not only did Trump associate Farage pay an unexplained visit to Assange on Thursday, close Trump friend and longtime advisor Roger Stone was revealed to have been in direct contact with a hacker calling himself “Guccifer 2.0” during the presidential campaign — and even knew the contents of some documents stolen by “Guccifer 2.0” before they were released to the public.