As I said about a week ago,

I’m starting to think the timing of these things and the arrest yesterday morning of Julian Assange, are linked somehow to that Ukrainian investigation. I get the sense that this investigation has been ongoing for at least several weeks now, and what we’ve seen in the last 48 hours is preparatory to a larger scale investigation. There’s little I can point to yet, but my Gateway Pundit has been doing fabulous work for a long time now, and is IMV, more credible than the New York Times.heart tells me that’s where this is going.

For one thing, DOJ might not be able to get a conviction against Julian Assange, (indeed, as I suggested above they probably won’t, given the precedent… And that’s something that they would certainly know better than I…) but the charges would be useful in holding him and leveraging him as a witness for the prosecution in the Ukrainian case. Similarly, the charges against Greg Craig while somewhat more substantial, still only seem useful in an investigative sense.

It’s starting to look like I wasn’t far wrong. From the Washington Times this morning:

Julian Assange should be let off the hook for releasing stolen material through his WikiLeaks website if he agrees to testify in person before lawmakers investigating his publication of Democratic Party documents, Sen. Rand Paul said in an interview

published Wednesday.

“I think that he should be given immunity from prosecution in exchange for coming to the United States and testifying,” said Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican.

“I think he’s been someone who has released a lot of information, and you can debate whether or not any of that has caused harm, but I think really he has information that is probably pertinent to the hacking of the Democratic emails that would be nice to hear,” Mr. Paul told a writer for The Gateway Pundit site.

First of all, I must say the Gateway Pundit has been doing fabulous work for a long time now, and is IMV, more credible than the New York Times.

Obviously, I think Rand Paul is onto something here. He understands (as I did when I wrote the above) that Julian Assange being willing to testify openly about his source material would be the Democrats worst nightmare. Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Democrat party’s involvement with the Ukraine, Bradley Manning’s involvement, and why the Obama Administration granted clemency to him/her/it, and so much more.

No, I don’t think Julian Assange is innocent here. Far from it.  But as I said the other day,

I’m unsure how he’s going to be convicted of much of anything, particularly as I read the court rulings as regards the Pentagon papers and Daniel Ellsberg. As I understand those court rulings, and how they fit this scenario, the real crime was committed by Chelsea Manning or whatever his name is. In this, the arguments of Assange and his lawyers, is that what he was engaging in is journalism, does make some sense… At least in terms of releasing them to the public.

Charging Manning with anything at this point is problematic because of a pardon from Barack Hussein Obama.


It seems to me that the only useful aspect of arresting Julian Assange in the first place, given the precedent set by the Pentagon papers is for information.  Watch for this line of investigation to gather increasing opposition from the Democrat Party.

One thing is clear. The hunters have now become The hunted.

Now if only we can convince the Republicans not to screw this up in the name of keeping the establishment in power…