Fri, 24 May 2019
21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen spoke to RT International on Thursday, May 23, 2019 when this story broke, and focused on the spurious nature of the DOJ indictment which appears to follow a familiar pattern of politicized indictments which are not founded on fact, but rather to wrestle control the information space and control the geopolitical narrative.
The DOJ charge sheet is peppered with inflated rhetoric and elaborate legalese which is clearly designed to side-step the US Constitution by re-framing the story from journalism and publishing to espionage, thus removing any journalist/publisher protections from Assange and WikiLeaks.
Henningsen also notes that there is nothing in this new indictment that hasn’t already been publicly known for the last six years – all of which was already heard during the trial of Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Bradley Manning).
Watch this interview here: https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/05/24/henningsen-assange-indictment-could-affect-every-press-outlet-globally/
Direct download: PH-RTI-JA-23MAY2019.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:40pm CDT