Thu, 11 April 2019
21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen appeared on RT International just a few hours after Julian Assange’s arrest, reporting it was “directly connected with the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning” for not testifying against Assange – a conspiracy charge ‘cooked up’ as part of a three-way deal between the governments of Ecuador, Britain and the U.S. – ahead of several major news outlets, including Reuters. Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, also discussed this point in detail with Henningsen on the April 7th edition of The Sunday Wire Radio Show.
Henningsen also told RT International that Assange will not face justice anywhere, quite the opposite of what UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid said in his statement on Thursday:
“What he is going to face is a secret grand jury proceeding most likely in northeastern Virginia. Most likely it will be ruled on by a judge who has ruled against every single whistleblower under the Obama administration including Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou and many others. So from a legal point of view, a justice point of view, this is a total stitch-up. Julian Assange will not face due process or justice, he’s going to face a simulacra of it, but not the real thing.
What we’re seeing right now is the criminalization of journalism, the criminalization of publishing, a supine mainstream media that is not protesting what’s going on even though it’s in their interests. Instead, you have authoritarian operatives in high positions wielding a tremendous power and are threatening to demolish the Fourth Estate as we once knew it.”
Watch and read more here: https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/04/11/julian-assange-arrested-after-ecuador-revokes-asylum/
Direct download: Patrick-Henningsen-on-RT-International-Apr-11-2019.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT