After the dossier suggesting that Combover Crybaby Donald Trump had taken part in a variety of creative activities with prostitutes in an upmarket Moscow hotel room, and which had concluded that he was vulnerable to blackmail, had begun to see the light of day, has come the blowback (as it were). The claims of “golden showers” are being systematically rubbished - with one of those doing the rubbishing being Wikileaks.
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That is a most interesting name to pitch when it comes to a report which is alleged to confirm the influence of Vladimir Vladimirovitch Putin and his pals on Trump, who is a loose enough cannon even without an enemy power sticking its bugle in and directing him to fire on his own side. And it does nothing to dispel the rumours that Wikileaks and its head man Julian Assange, still holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, is also in cahoots with the current régime in the Kremlin.
Wikileaks did not help its cause by going on a Twitter offensive that put it on the same page as both the Combover Crybaby - and the Putin Government. Those publicising the dossier immediately had their motivation called into question: “Publication of Trump dossier allowed others to do what Buzzfeed should have done and expose the poor sourcing of last Friday's CIA report”. No thanks, I don’t want to look over there.
It was then suggested that BuzzFeed, or at least its editorial process, was suspect: “Buzzfeed's editor says that publishing Trump dodgy dossier is ‘how we see the job of reporters in 2017’”. Homing in on those exact words is the same tactic used by the Murdoch Sun last week. I’m sure it’s only a coincidence.
Then the Wikileaks Twitter feed loses it: “Is UK intervening in the US election? Former UK spy Steele wrote Trump ‘dossier’ … BBC launched ‘2nd dossier’ story via MoD linked journo”. Two things here. One, the US election is done, and whatever anyone thinks of the result it delivered, will not be rerun, so the “intervening” suggestion is bunk. And two, linking someone to an organisation does not mean there is actually a connection.
The next stage was denial: “Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen & alibi deny he was in Prague as was claimed in Trump dodgy dossier”. Mandy Rice Davies situation. And then came the priceless “Russian tech expert named in Trump 'dossier' says US intelligence never contacted him”. Well of course US intelligence didn’t contact him - the dossier was compiled by someone who was NOT working for US intelligence!
If Wikileaks wanted to tell the world that it is shilling for Trump, and probably also shilling for Moscow as well, it could not have played this one better. Nor could it have improved on the inference that it is closer to the Murdoch mafiosi than it has thus far let on. Perhaps Assange is getting stir crazy from his years banged up in that embassy. But if he’s playing for clemency from the Combover Crybaby, help may soon be at hand.
He’ll just be doing time in a Swedish jail instead. Victory can turn out to be a merely comparative thing.