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In case you had the slightest shadow of a doubt that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have taken a permanent turn away from the pursuit of spreading truth and are now instead (for some godforsaken reason) serving as a pro-Trump propaganda outlet, they’ve done you the kindness of clarifying the issue by trying to sling dirt on Robert Mueller in the most disgustingly dishonest way possible.

We already knew that Assange coordinated with Roger Stone and hates Hillary, but this is a whole other can of worms: Now WikiLeaks is trying to protect Trump from the man investigating him by attempting to discredit Mueller as some sort of deep-state criminal who sold nuclear weapons to the Russians.

So, without further ado, here’s the lie of the day:

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Oh my god, what a startling revelation!

… Oh, wait, what’s that?

Ah, right, it’s total bullshit.

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It sure takes cojones to post the entire text of a document on your website, then lie openly about its contents. Or maybe it’s just stupidity and sloppiness. Or maybe it’s just the knowledge that a huge chunk of the American people will accept anything pro-Trump without question.

Some background, since our alt-right friends don’t care to provide it: In 2006, the U.S. government cooperated with the government of Georgia to apprehend a Russian fellow who was trying to sell highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium (which he was keeping IN A PLASTIC BAG IN HIS JACKET POCKET — literally the most Russian thing I’ve ever heard anyone do).

Afterward, the Georgian government authorized the United States government to share some of the material acquired in the sting operation with the Russians, who requested a sample for analysis. The three countries’ law enforcement cooperated together in the matter, with then-FBI director Robert Mueller ultimately delivering the sample to Moscow, as noted.  

If you read right-wing media today — and I won’t give any of them the benefit of a link — you’ll see this story disseminated far and wide, with Mueller’s actions being implicitly (or explicitly) tied to Hillary Clinton by the right-wing “journalists” writing these stories. (Hey, remember that time Hillary sold a fifth of our uranium to Ukraine? Oh, wait, that’s another total lie.) When you see our brainwashed fellow citizens inevitably pushing this story now that their minds have been infected with it, show them how blatantly and willingly WikiLeaks and the right-wing media lie to them. Ask them how that makes them feel.

And tell them you’ll give them $10 if their response doesn’t include the words but Hillary.

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