Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks entered the “Battle of RussiaGate” on Team Trump’s side in May and it’s all about uranium. Uranium and only telling half the story, but we’ll get to that.
Now, I’m sure you’re all thinking about the debunked story of Hillary Clinton selling Uranium to Russia but that’s not at all what this is about. The WikiLeaks contribution to the battle is a very dishonest attempt to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
WikiLeaks sent out the following misleading tweet on May 30, not long after Mueller was appointed Special Counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 18, 2017
The tweet seems to imply that Robert Mueller did something nefarious by delivering what we are supposed to think was an illicit uranium sample to Russia in 2009, but what Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks conveniently left out is the background story which is almost at the top of the document they published:
“Background: Over two years ago Russia requested a ten-gram sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) seized in early 2006 in Georgia during a nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices. The seized HEU was transferred to U.S. custody and is being held at a secure DOE facility. In response to the Russian request, the Georgian Government authorized the United States to share a sample of the material with the Russians for forensic analysis.”
This tells an entirely different story than what WikiLeaks implied with their tweet and their snippet of text, doesn’t it?
This kind of selective editing is dishonest, at least and partisan at its heart. If Julian Assange wants to maintain that he is “non-partisan,” he most definitely needs to up his game. You know, by actually telling the whole truth?