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posted by janrinok on Sunday August 12 2018, @12:17AM   Printer-friendly
from the wasn't-expecting-that dept.

DNC serves WikiLeaks with lawsuit via Twitter

The Democratic National Committee on Friday officially served its lawsuit to WikiLeaks via Twitter, employing a rare method to serve its suit to the elusive group that has thus far been unresponsive.

As CBS News first reported last month, the DNC filed a motion with a federal court in Manhattan requesting permission to serve its complaint to WikiLeaks on Twitter, a platform the DNC argued the website uses regularly. The DNC filed a lawsuit in April against the Trump campaign, Russian government and WikiLeaks, alleging a massive conspiracy to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor.

All of the DNC's attempts to serve the lawsuit via email failed, the DNC said in last month's motion to the judge, which was ultimately approved.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for six years, is considering an offer to appear before a U.S. Senate committee to discuss alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, his lawyer said on Thursday.

WikiLeaks published a letter from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday which asked Assange to make himself available to testify in person at a closed hearing as part of its investigation into whether Moscow meddled to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. "The U.S. Senate Select Committee request confirms their interest in hearing from Mr Assange," lawyer Jennifer Robinson said in a statement.

Julian Assange 'seriously considering' request to meet US Senate committee

Lawyers for Julian Assange say they are "seriously considering" a request from a US Senate committee to interview the WikiLeaks founder as part of its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

The Senate select committee on intelligence has written to Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been living for more than six years.

[...] The chairman of the committee, Richard Burr, wrote: "As you are aware, the Senate select committee on intelligence is conducting a bipartisan inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 US elections. As part of that inquiry, the committee requests that you make yourself available for a closed interview with bipartisan committee staff at a mutually agreeable time and location."

The ultimate irony would involve Julian Assange avoiding Metropolitan Police arrest by somehow fleeing to the United States.

See also: Mueller subpoenas Randy Credico, who Roger Stone says was his WikiLeaks back channel

Previously: DNC's Lawsuit Against WikiLeaks is an Attack on Freedom of the Press

Related: Prominent Whistleblowers and Journalists Defend Julian Assange at Online Vigil
Ecuador Reportedly Almost Ready to Hand Julian Assange Over to UK Authorities


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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Gaaark on Sunday August 12 2018, @01:43AM (9 children)

    by Gaaark (41) on Sunday August 12 2018, @01:43AM (#720405) Journal

    No,
    AMERICA is okay with governments using coordinated attacks on governments.
    AMERICA is okay with commiting hacking and phishing attacks against political opponents.

    AMERICA does it ALL the time with foreign elections, but GOD FUCKING FORBID it happens to them!
    Harumph harumph, this is the U the S of the fucking A! You can't do that! Amuricah!

    Americans need to sit the fuck down and look at themselves: how many of their and the world's problems are because THEY interfere where they shouldn't.

    America needs to go sit in the corner with a dunce cap on until they can get their shit together and be a good little country.

    Read on,
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/13/the-long-history-of-the-u-s-interfering-with-elections-elsewhere/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.94583b48d11e [washingtonpost.com]

      But, "What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?"

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 12 2018, @01:47AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 12 2018, @01:47AM (#720409)

    Well there is a disconnect, and it starts with the word "classified".

    • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Sunday August 12 2018, @01:52AM (1 child)

      by Gaaark (41) on Sunday August 12 2018, @01:52AM (#720414) Journal

      Good non answer.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 12 2018, @07:14AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 12 2018, @07:14AM (#720489)

        transparency, the people don't actually know what is being done by their country

    • (Score: 2) by hemocyanin on Monday August 13 2018, @12:56AM

      by hemocyanin (186) on Monday August 13 2018, @12:56AM (#720772) Journal

      I've got a few grams of sulfur you could pretend is yellowcake if you want.

  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Sunday August 12 2018, @03:22AM (1 child)

    by MichaelDavidCrawford (2339) Subscriber Badge <mdcrawford@gmail.com> on Sunday August 12 2018, @03:22AM (#720443) Homepage Journal

    But when Daniel Ortega and the Communists were voted out of office in Nicaragua, the US gave Ortega's opponent vast sums of campaign financing.

    I'd like to see that outlawed - donations to foreign campaigns.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 12 2018, @02:49PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 12 2018, @02:49PM (#720559)

      Would be nice if that were true. It is what Article 1 says. But it is not what SCOTUS says. PACS can take foreign money and they don't have to disclose doners. Public corporations act in the feduciary interest of stockholders, which are multinational in most cases. And they get to donate directly to politicians.

      So while Article 1 says they can't accept foreign money. SCOTUS has said, for all practical purposes, they can. But hey, that isn't the only part of the document that is regularly used for judicial toilet paper. So don't let it spoil your mood.

  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Runaway1956 on Sunday August 12 2018, @04:27AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday August 12 2018, @04:27AM (#720458) Journal

    how many of their and the world's problems are because THEY interfere where they shouldn't.

    Ottoman empire, Israel, Iran (repeatedly), Iraq, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, every banana republic in the western hemisphere, the list goes on and on.

    I might point out that some of that meddling was in response to the Soviet manipulating us like an old whore might manipulate a teenage boy raging with hormones.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by edIII on Sunday August 12 2018, @04:51AM (1 child)

    by edIII (791) on Sunday August 12 2018, @04:51AM (#720468)

    Regardless, if a foreign country attacked the voting infrastructure and interfered that way, it constitutes an act of war IMO. We should take it seriously, regardless of how shitty we've been in the past, because we actually do need to move forward. Either that, or America is going to splinter and/or morph into something decidedly diverged from our American principles we started with.

    However, more and more it simply looked like we got played, and handed them all the ammunition and weapons on silver platters. We gave all of our information to Facebook, unloaded all our pettiness, ugliness, and weaknesses on Twitter, used the Internet to treat each other like shit.

    They took that and played us against each other like a fiddle. We're still dancing, and we're still getting played.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 12 2018, @05:04AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 12 2018, @05:04AM (#720472)

      However, more and more it simply looked like we got played, and handed them all the ammunition and weapons on silver platters. We gave all of our information to Facebook, unloaded all our pettiness, ugliness, and weaknesses on Twitter, used the Internet to treat each other like shit.

      They took that and played us against each other like a fiddle. We're still dancing, and we're still getting played.

      I dont like how this post morphs in to talking about "we" and "us".