In many ways, Wikileaks has been the great equalizer of American politics over the course of the last two years.
The brainchild of Julian Assange, Wikileaks has been a platform for whistleblowers the world over to anonymously leak information gleaned from their work within the government, their cybercrime, or their social engineering experiments.
The main focus of the site has always seemed to be the disparity between the classes in our society, with a particular focus on government and corporate abuses of power, as well as collusion between the two societal entities. This intrepid attitude led to the website publishing some of its most incredibly poignant content of all time during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
During that contest, Wikileaks gained access to information from deep within the DNC and the democratic party that blew the lid off of a number of scandals involving then-candidate for President Hillary Clinton. While Clinton had always been considered a mischievous career criminal when it comes to her quest for power, there was no way that the world at large would have ever guessed that she was capable of the sort of schemes that Wikileaks exposed to the nation.
This, in turn, caused Clinton to plummet from the polls with a quickness, as the democratic party simply abandoned the doomed candidate. Mere weeks later, we were inaugurating Donald Trump.
Now, after a year in office, Wikileaks is again coming to Trump’s side, as Michael Wolff’s latest literary con job attempted to “take down” the President from the outside with a work of fiction that even the author can’t determine the truthfulness of. Given the subject matter and the timing, Wolff’s first edition has become incredibly hard to find, as book stores around the nation struggle to keep the tome in stock.
Well, thanks to Wikileaks, you can read the entire bit of nonsense for free on Google Docs, thus excluding Michael Wolff’s wallet from the benefit of your interest.
“The profitability and sales of Michael Wolff’s scathing book about United States President Donald Trump appear to have come under attack by WikiLeaks, which has posted a link to a free online copy.
“Fire and Fury has become an instant best-seller since it went on sale on Friday, with hard copies sold out in many stores within an hour.
“Mr Trump has begun legal action against the author, seeking to discredit the book’s allegations against him as fake and disputing Mr Wolff’s claim that he personally interviewed the President before writing the book.
“Now, in an unprecedented move, Wikileaks has posted a link on Twitter to a Google Drive document that appears to contain the entire manuscript, although it is unclear whether it is the final version that went to publication.
“WikiLeaks has given no explanation for its move.”
Wikileaks has yet to respond to the move, and no reason has been given for its promotion of the pirated material.
President Trump has gone on the record to state that much of book is a trashy bit of tabloid farce for which Wolff is looking to profit handsomely.