WikiLeaks has unveiled its plans to sue CNN for defamation after the network aired a segment where a former CIA official referred to
Julian Assange as a pedophile. CNN broadcasted the segment in response to Assange’s interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News.
During the exclusive interview, Assange claimed that Russia was not WikiLeaks’ source regarding the leaked emails from Hillary Clinton’s camp. He also asserted that anyone could have hacked the email accounts of Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta.
After Assange’s Fox News interview, CNN’s “New Day” held a segment with former CIA counter-terrorism official Phil Mudd to discuss the WikiLeaks co-founder’s revelations. In the segment, Mudd criticized Assange’s statements and even accused him of being a pedophile.
Mudd’s allegations against Assange immediately prompted WikiLeaks to threaten CNN with a lawsuit for airing the segment.
“We have issued instructions to sue CNN for defamation,” WikiLeaks tweeted. “Unless within 48 [hours] they air a one hour exposé of the plot.”
The “plot” that WikiLeaks was referring to was the issue involving Assange and the dubious dating site toddandclare.com, which emerged in October.
According to a previous report from McClatchy DC, the dating site operated in a very mysterious way. For one, it doesn’t have a working telephone number and its address is a drop box in Houston, which according to Texas officials is not officially registered to the company.
Furthermore, the founders of the site, Todd and Clare Hammond, have ties with the co-founder of Premise Data, who has been linked to Clinton and her supporters.
Aside from these, the site became even more suspicious after it launched a series of attacks against Assange. One of these involves a plan to entangle Assange in a $1 million deal with the Russian government.
The second one is the site’s claims that it has ended its ties with Assange after accusing him of committing pedophile crimes. According to the site, Assange reportedly tried to persuade the 8-year-old sister of a toddandclare.com client to perform sex acts in September last year.
Through an exposé, WikiLeaks is hoping to uncover the real reason why toddandclare.com made these allegations against Assange. Since given its dubious background, it seems the dating site is only operating as a front for political groups that would benefit from taking down the WikieLeaks co-founder.