Now that we have TV news on Pizzagate that doesn’t assume it is all “fake news” how long before law enforcement is forced to investigate?
We’ve had TV news on Pizzagate before, but only to discount it.
But Ben Swann does not discount it. His latest “Reality Check” is going viral on Facebook.
Not only does this story break the media blackout, but as far as I know it also caused Wikileaks to officially acknowledge that they see Pizzagate as possibly a real criminal conspiracy that needs to be investigated.
CBS Reality Check covers Pizzagate. https://t.co/KNaKp1XONR
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 18, 2017
This settles a question that hadn’t quite been answered before. Wikileaks released the Podesta emails that raised the Pizzagate issue. They also tweeted that FBI document about code words used in the underground Pedophile ecosystem. But they didn’t explicitly say that there is evidence Hillary Clinton’s campaign personnel might be involved in crimes of that nature. They have been silent on the issue until now. With Ben Swann’s story the silence has broken. Pizzagate is not just a conspiracy some readers imagined they saw in the leaked documents. Wikileaks saw the evidence and came to the same conclusion.
Recently, Julian Assange made an interesting offer. Fox News reports,
WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange said on Thursday he would stand by his earlier pledge to be extradited to the U.S.
The anti-secrecy website tweeted out earlier this month that Assange would accept extradition to the U.S. – where he’s wanted for questioning regarding WikiLeaks – if a former military officer convicted of espionage received a commuted sentence from President Obama. That condition was met on Tuesday when Chelsea Manning’s sentence was commuted with a set release date of May 2017.
“I stand by everything I said including the offer to go to the United States if Chelsea Manning’s sentence was commuted,” Assange said in a live online news conference.
He did, however, appear to add a caveat.
“It’s not going to be commuted [until] May. We can have many discussions to that point,” Assange said.
I am not sure why Assange is considering turning himself in, but it would probably mean he would get more interviews and could address questions about Pizzagate, if anyone in the media would dare ask him about it.
But, in fact, there is no extradition order for Assange. The U.S. hasn’t tried to extradite him or stated that they wanted to extradite him. While Hillary Clinton suggested assassinating him by drone when she was Secretary of State, there was no legal move made by the U.S. government against him.
If there is anything to the Pizzagate scandal, then there are some people who would prefer a drone strike.
Notably, however, some Conservatives have softened on Assange. According to the Mirror, Sarah Palin recently stepped back from her anti-Wikileaks statements: “I apologize for condemning Assange when he published my infamous (and proven noncontroversial, relatively boring) emails years ago.”
Neither Palin or any other conservative leader has yet pushed for an investigation of Pizzagate. Hopefully, that will change soon.