Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
How Comey intervened to kill WikiLeaks' immunity deal | TheHill
The effort resulted in the drafting of a limited immunity deal that might have temporarily freed the WikiLeaks founder from a London embassy where he has been exiled for years, according to interviews and a trove of internal DOJ documents turned over to Senate investigators. Read the draft immunity deal proffer that the Justice Department was considering for Assange here.

But an unexpected intervention by Comey -- relayed through Warner -- soured the negotiations, multiple sources tell me. Assange eventually unleashed a series of leaks that U.S. officials say damaged their cyber warfare capabilities for a long time to come.
Not included in the written proffer was an additional offer from Assange: He was willing to discuss technical evidence ruling out certain parties in the controversial leak of Democratic Party emails to WikiLeaks during the 2016 election. The U.S. government believes those emails were hacked by Russia; Assange insists they did not come from Moscow.

I did miss that when it came out. I got the link from the automatic earth site, with the interpretation that the last quoted paragraph is the reason the negotiations were killed.

by generic on Thu Aug 16th, 2018 at 12:45:09 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

Oui 4
Bjinse 4


Top Diaries

LQD - Long Term Covid: The Brain

by ATinNM - Jul 13

Say No to Racism

by Oui - Jul 12

England surrenders to Covid

by IdiotSavant - Jul 9

UK Menaces Ireland

by Frank Schnittger - Jul 7

Occasional Series