I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. President at @FreedomofPress.

Joined December 2014
The two decades since 9/11 have been a litany of American destruction by way of American self-destruction, with secret policies, secret laws, secret courts, and secret wars the US government has repeatedly denied, disclaimed, and distorted. edwardsnowden.substack.com/p…
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Did you imagine you'd see democracy dismantled in your lifetime? Eventually, each of us confronts in ourselves the question of if and how we will fight for it.
Concentrated power has decimated the House and made legislators into actors. Here’s how many votes have been allowed on floor-offered (not prescreened by speaker) amendments by year: 2011: 414 2012: 153 2013: 61 2014: 96 2015: 94 2016: 29 2017: 0 2018: 0 2019: 0 2020: 0 2021: 0
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It's weird realising that by doing what you're taught in school and Hollywood movies are the right thing, you end up on lists as enemies of the state. I have so many friends on these lists. They're all heroes, not enemies. Maybe it's time to list that state as the enemy.
This is not a spy movie. This is reality. CIA considered killing #Assange, even killing @wikileaks associates. Although it's no surprise for those of us who have been on CIA's spy list, this is huge and @POTUS should drop #Assange charges immediately. news.yahoo.com/kidnapping-as…
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It is starting. I hope to see each and every news outlet reporting about this. Reports of various plans to assassinate #Assange and other Wikileaks staffers. On European soil.
NEW: CIA Reportedly Considered Kidnapping, Assassinating Julian Assange | Rolling Stone rollingstone.com/politics/po…
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Note key detail related to the proposal of kidnapping Assange. Pompeo was not raising a fresh and crazy idea. "...the notion of kidnapping Assange preceded Pompeo's arrival at Langley..." So under Obama there were meetings where kidnapping Assange was discussed.
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For people who don't actually click through to news stories, this is the best thread summarizing today's biggest story, on the government's secret plans to kill or kidnap a journalist whose reporting they dislike:
Journalists for Yahoo! News finally confirmed a narrative around Mike Pompeo and the CIA's war on WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, which I outlined back in October 2019. It's an important report. Thread. news.yahoo.com/kidnapping-as…
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You really have to read this entire, well-reported investigation to believe it. Truly appalling behavior by the CIA involving illegal kidnapping and assassination plans. The Biden admin needs to drop its charges against Assange immediately. news.yahoo.com/kidnapping-as…
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Incredible reporting on how WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 release of secret CIA docs in 2017 drove the agency to consider kidnapping Assange or even killing him. “Pompeo and other top agency leaders ‘were completely detached from reality…they were seeing blood.’”news.yahoo.com/kidnapping-as…
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Replying to @kennardmatt
"US officials asked their British counterparts to do the shooting if gunfire was required, and the British agreed" #SpecialRelationship
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Seems pretty serious that senior officials in the US government were drawing up plans to assassinate a journalist in the heart of London. I’m sure it will be leading all UK news bulletins tonight, and the US ambassador will be called in by Liz Truss. uk.news.yahoo.com/kidnapping…
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American and British intelligence work hand in glove. One terrifying question for British citizens is did MI5 know that its sister agency the CIA had drawn up plans to kill an award-winning journalist in the heart of London? It’s almost scarier if they didn’t know.
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US national security establishment originally started to hate Assange for releasing a video of American helicopters killing reporters and children.
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The Biden Justice Department is trying to extradite a journalist that the CIA plotted to assassinate
Replying to @halalflow
Meanwhile this new report about Assange, insane story: "The CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder...administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far as to request “sketches” or “options” for how to assassinate him." news.yahoo.com/kidnapping-as…
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The CIA could not prove WikiLeaks was working at the behest of the Russian government. So rather than claim authority to target WikiLeaks that way officials sought to reframe the organization as a "hostile entity." Then it wouldn't matter that they weren't working for Russia.
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regular reminder that the key witness to the United States case against Assange admitted he made it all up to get immunity and no major news outlet reported it
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