While many, including Dick Morris, are claiming that it is Russian Hackers that are leaking information about the Democrats to the public and that they are responsible for the DNC leaks that toppled Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, there is no proof to that effect. It just as possible that DNC staffer Seth Rich who was assassinated without being robbed was the leaker who supplied Wiki Leaks and Julian Assange with the material.
The latest emails handed over to Judicial Watch, which sued over spurned or ignored Freedom of Information Act requests, are very revealing. As in “The Rime of the Mariner,” she (Hillary) may well find no wind in her sails when highly damaging Clinton Foundation information is made public. Julian Assange, true to his promise to release new material about the Clintons, did so most recently on the international classified information-leaking website WikiLeaks on August 8.
In response, Assange told CNN on August 1, “We have quite a lot of material (from the DNC, the Clinton campaign and the Clinton Foundation), so I think we will stagger it in different batches when we are ready to publish each batch.” That gives all of us a not-so-subtle clue about his intentions. It’s clear he will publish information in ways that manifest as “data-driven IEDs.” They’ll be set to detonate at pivotal points during the campaign, such as prior to the debates. But his Trump card—pun intended—could more likely play out as an “October Surprise.”
The Plot Thickens with Murder
While many believe the Russians provided Assange the DNC emails, Assange has remained steadfast in refusing to confirm or deny that Russia is his source. However, a hint about the true source can be traced back to July 10 at 4:30 a.m. That’s when Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who managed a database for the committee, was shot in the back and murdered.
He still had his wallet, watch, cell phone, and credit cards on him when he was found, which appears to make his murder more likely a hit than a robbery. It also casts doubt on Russia as the source of the DNC emails, but they cannot be entirely ruled out. Vladimir Putin could be providing a wide range of flammable information.
On August 10, articles appearing above the fold on numerous political websites had the blogosphere blazing. WikiLeaks sent out a tweet that stunned its Twitter followers: “ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.”
While this suggests more DC skullduggery, Hillary has plenty to be worried about if Assange is preparing to leak more documents in batches. The latest leak is revealing. If Rich leaked the DNC emails, who leaked emails and documents from the Clinton campaign and, more perplexing for the Clintons, emails and documents from their foundation? While the Justice Department may not dispense justice uniformly, WikiLeaks will.
An Adversary with Sights on Our Presidential Election
If Assange is getting his material from Russia and sabotaging Hillary’s campaign, that takes the pending releases up a whole bunch of notches. It means a prickly and powerful adversary is trying to rig our presidential election, and that’s unaccaptable.
In an interview posted on YouTube on July 27, Assange contends the next “batches of postings” will get Hillary Clinton arrested. Some of those emails have been posted onWikiLeaks and it is possible they contain some damning information.
For Hillary, the “fix” appears to be in universally, but freedom of the press gives Assange more power than all other news outlets currently carrying her water. She’s a candidate not without a significant amount of baggage to begin with, and she’s a poor campaigner. She needs all the help she can get, and no trouble. If WikiLeaks posts something in October so devastating that Hillary becomes completely compromised, it may be too late for her to bow out of the race. Instead, she’ll have face a McGovernesque loss.
While we as conservatives should find this a fitting end to Hillary Clinton’s political career, Putin is by no means a friend of the United States. It’s clear that he is cold, calculating, and longs for the halcyon days of the U.S.S.R., as few as they may have been. Putin may be thinking it will be easier to deal with Trump than with Hillary.
He likely envisions a meeting not unlike the one at which Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev ate President John F. Kennedy’s lunch in Vienna. Back then, JFK opined, “It’s going to be a cold winter.” If the Russians give Assange all they have on Hillary, the result could be a career-ending October surprise and a very cold and endless winter for Hillary Rodham Clinton.