In the morning, the news of her upcoming release broke like a bomb Chelsea Manning, and probably was something that Julian Assange did not expect at all, or was not prepared properly for Obama's surprise move.
No surprise and excuses many. But to see, will the web community forgive him at the end?
Julian Assange promised last week that if Barack Obama granted Chelsea Manning's favor, he will surrender and go to the US to face the court.
If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange, they will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case https://t.co/MZU30SlfGK
- WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) -
The outgoing president of the United States, as we mentioned in the morning, in the last hours of his stay at the White House, decided to release the former soldier, who was jailed for delivering classified documents to Wikileaks.
Julian Assange told Wikileaks last week: "If Obama pardons Manning, Assange will agree to be extradited to the United States despite the Justice Department's outright unconstitutionality."
In less than 24 hours, however, the Wikileaks chief seems to be behind a deal that no one has asked him to do.
According to The Hill, Assange wanted to use Manning's release as a loophole. One of Assange's many lawyers, Barry Pollack, told The Hill that Assange should not be surrendered to a country that does not really want him.
After this publication, Assange's attorney stated that the release granted to Chelsea Manning was unsatisfactory and would not accept the issue.
But in the years that have passed through Manning's leaks, Julian Assange has been caught many times lying. He called himself a journalist, and did not make any edits on irrelevant personal information on leaks was released.
It was pretended that his source for Podesta's messages was not collaborations with the Russian government, though this really happened. And now publicly, he refutes once more himself.
Maybe it's time to stop seeing Assange as a genius and freedom fighter. What we are actually seeing in recent years is that it is a very manipulative selfish that has chosen to stay for years in an embassy.