U.K. Guardian Reports Paul Manafort Met Julian Assange – Story Collapses Within Minutes…

Left-wing U.S. media heavily-pushed a transparently sketchy story today about Paul Manafort meeting and coordinating with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2013, 2015, 2016.  The story has the same vibe as the Steele Dossier: long on innuendo, sketchy sourcing and an over-the-top narrative; in short, nonsense (Screengrab below).

Within minutes, the left-wing U.S. media began gleefully pushing the narrative.  However, almost simultaneously, all of the principal participants said the Guardian story was entirely made-up and had no basis in fact.

Quietly, without any notations they were walking back the story, The Guardian began stealth edits of the original construct.

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The downstream result, and the reactionary edits, has the appearance of either: (A) a completely manufactured story by the outlet (Luke Harding); or (B) a false leak presented to the Guardian in an effort to trap a leaker (ie. ‘black hat hunting).   Given the history of the outlet, in combination with the nature of the leak, the latter would appear most likely.

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190 Responses to U.K. Guardian Reports Paul Manafort Met Julian Assange – Story Collapses Within Minutes…

  1. tav144 says:

    Black hat hunting? Hmm..not imo. I believe it was Mueller team, likely Weisman.

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  2. Good Job! says:

    The downstream result, and the reactionary edits, has the appearance of either: (A) a completely manufactured story by the outlet (Luke Harding); or (B) a false leak presented to the Guardian in an effort to trap a leaker (ie. ‘black hat hunting) or [C] more bull$hit floated by Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson.


    The news is so fake. The Ec. Embassy has been monitored for years. How did Manafort sneak in? Also, the “dossier” says Manafort used Carter Page as the go-between!!!

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  3. fleporeblog says:

    I hope 🤞 and pray that Paul Manafort puts them out of business and sues them for every single penny they have! They thought 💭 with the BS Mueller’s team put out yesterday about Manafort lying that they could run this garbage today to tie it back to the lie.

    EPIC FAIL!

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  4. MR52 says:

    Does anyone realize that Assange has every reason to release damaging info on Clinton. She wanted to kill him with a Drone strike. Not sure what the Russians have to do with that.

    Hillary Clinton on Assange “Can’t we just drone this guy” — report http://truepundit.com/under-intense-pressure-to-silence-wikileaks-secretary-of-state-hillary-clinton-proposed-drone-strike-on-julian-assange/

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  5. bertdilbert says:

    Desperate move to somehow tie relevance to the Muller investigation. Muller has nothing and must now be totally dead ended. Manafort probably has a much longer and closer relationship to Tony Podesta than Trump.

    Maybe the FBI wrote a FISA for Manafort and listed Wikileaks? Where is Glen Simpson?

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  6. paper doll says:

    The lies were better in my day. It seems Manafort is the only person Muller can tag something significant on, so the deep state goes to the well one too many times, trying to ball up AJ with Manafort in order to take down AJ. It’s pathetic. My greatest hope and PT’s greatest help, is the swamp’s incompetence.

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  7. Concerned says:

    The thing about a reverse barometer is that it can produce some interesting results. Assuming, the comments made by the U.K. Guardian to be false then the following paragraph changes in some interesting ways.

    “It is understood that GCHQ was at no point carrying out a targeted operation against Trump or his team or proactively seeking information. The alleged conversations were picked up by chance as part of routine surveillance of Russian intelligence assets. Over several months, different agencies targeting the same people began to see a pattern of connections that were flagged to intelligence officials in the US.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia

    So, we know now, through other sources that the above paragraph is untrue. It would be interesting to deconstruct their stories related to President Trump based on the aforementioned assumption.

    So is the Guardian a propaganda rag? If so, for who?

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    • Firefly says:

      I’ve been wondering about that too. Suspect it’s someone big because they staked their entire organization on it – and discovery if there’s lawsuits. The Guardian seems to believe they’re untouchable.

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      • Concerned says:

        Obama was in office, when he authorized the use of propaganda on the American people, yes it’s true. Yes, our old friend the State Department is back in the mix too.

        As you can see, when Obama authorized this act approved by congress it included funding. So I would not be surprised at all if our own government was funding the U.K. Guardian. And, I wonder about Fusion GPS also. Lying to the American people is legal now and it pays.

        My summary:
        Now for a little history. Many of you remember when the CIA was found to be in control the MSM news. It seems a few years ago that a great many FOIA documents revealed CIA was dictating/approving the news. We now find ourselves with the State Department in charge Propaganda/Fake News and the former CIA director in charge of the State Department. I am sure it’s just coincidental.

        Second, the legislation seeks to leverage expertise from outside government to create more adaptive and responsive U.S. strategy options. The legislation establishes a ****fund to help train ****local journalists and provide grants and contracts to NGOs, civil society organizations, think tanks, private sector companies, ******media organizations, and other experts outside the U.S. government with experience in identifying and analyzing the latest trends in foreign government disinformation techniques. This fund will complement and support the Center’s role by integrating capabilities and expertise available outside the U.S. government into the strategy-making process. It will also empower a decentralized network of private sector experts and integrate their expertise into the strategy-making process.

        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/11/23/a-deep-state-motive-behind-conspicuous-releases/comment-page-3/#comment-6369178

        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/11/23/a-deep-state-motive-behind-conspicuous-releases/comment-page-3/#comment-6380479

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        No offense to the British, but it really does seem they have had for quite a long time, an attitude of “intellectual superiority”.

        In that, they insist that what they plan to do, or are doing, is for the good of all concerned.

        And, when you try to point out to them the plan they want to employ may not be the best for all concerned, or end in failure, they always give you a guilt complex with a display of false bravado.

        And taking into account all I have stated above, most all they have tried ends in disaster………..It has been this way for a very, very long time…

        The Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, failure in India, failure in Australia WW’s
        Dunkirk, Singapore, the Muzzie invasion, Brexit, Spygate……now all this..

        All self made Disasters. And all made even worse by their insistence that they are “right” until the very miomemt they crash and burn.

        It is very sad to say, the UK seems finished. The only thing remaining is the Queen, the rest of the Royalty seem more into their titles than saving their country.

        Too bad.

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        • Child of Morning says:

          Not sure what you are getting at. If the British have endlessly failed, then who has succeeded? Most global literature has come from the U.K. a great portion of scientific knowledge. Modern law….and so on. Not sure you could visit India and make a conclusion that their contact with India was a failure. America, Canada, Australia etc… resemble not at all their colonial copycats’ (Dutch, the Spanish, the Portuguese or the Italians) former colonies, which can barely lay claim to any cultural inoculation. The UK,s DNA is manifest, it practically defines the modern globe.

          I don’t know what will happen to the U.K. They would be the last nation I’d want to consider for the scrap heap.

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          • I can’t deny Gunny’s points. And Child that’s a great observation on the comparison between UK’s colonies and those of other colonizers. Thx to you both. I know that UK burned down the White House in 1814 and they tried to do it again in 2016. There was Hell to pay last time, and PDJT will make sure there is Hell to pay this time too.

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          • tonyE says:

            What? You wrote:

            “…Most global literature has come from the U.K. a great portion of scientific knowledge. Modern law…”

            That an extremely ethnocentric way of looking at things, huh?

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        • Revelation says:

          Gunny,

          Its simple. We have our fair share of lefty twats just like you. Unfortunately the establishment is in bed with them.

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    • The security services have found it useful to find journalists they can rely on to publish stories, often misinformation. Luke Harding appears to be one of these journalists. It works out well for them as they will sometimes be given scoops before anyone else and they don’t even have to do journalism.
      The UK’s “Integrity Initiative”, a Russian disinformation campaign is using this technique across multiple countries.

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    • Lost says:

      The Guardian is basically to the Brit government what WaPo is to the CIA. The interesting interpretation of that paragraph is as true, or true but distorted — could “Russian surveillance assets” that some government insider referred to with the Guardian have initially meant UK spooks that they use to try and get information on Russia (e.g. Misfud,), which the Guardian interpreted as meaning that it wasn’t a targeted operation (“it is understood…”). They misinterpreted, or deliberately obfuscated/elaborated, which possibly is what British intel wanted, and the British were happy to let the misinterpretation stand in a paper of record.

      It’s interesting that they frame it as “it is understood” that it wasn’t a targeted operation, not that “high-placed government sources say that it wasn’t a targeted operation”. There ahs to be a reason for that, and the most likely is that they were trying for plausible deniability in feeding false facts into the media bloodstream. GCHQ “implied” things, and the media was happy to run with them as facts.

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  8. thomaspsyche says:

    Brexit can save the country

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  9. LibertyVibe says:

    This kind of crap should be CRIMINALIZED!

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  10. IMO it’s part of a plan by Mueller’s team to hang his Russian collusion scam on Wikileaks, which provides the last bit of darkness for these cockroaches to hide. If Mueller can connect Corsi and Stone to Wikileaks, then Mueller can write his report blaming Assange for the whole mess and keep his billable hour scandal-cloaking machine grinding away at Wiki while closing the Trump chapter.

    After all, Wikileaks published Vault 7 on CIA’s tools for making a hack look like it had Russian fingerprints, as a way to expose Crowdstrike’s fraudulent forensics on the DNC server hack. And Schumer reminded us that the IC has “Six ways from Sunday to get back at you.”

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  11. ezduzit63 says:

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

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  12. I know it has become a well worn phrase but the “left-wing media” is not really left wing. A better description would be the “media of the establishment” or “neo-liberal media”. It has been many years where the Guardian could be described as left-wing. Some of their commentators are, but the editorial line is not.
    For example. Owen Jones of the Guardian is left-wing, Luke Harding is a tool of the establishment and not left-wing.

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  13. Elle says:

    This paragraph is too funny:

    “A separate internal document written by Ecuador’s Senain intelligence agency and seen by the Guardian lists Paul ManaforD [sic] as one of several well-known guests. It also mentions ‘Russians’.”

    Paul ManaforD [sic]. Coffee alert needed. Definitely black-hat hunting IMHO.

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  14. Bulldog84 says:

    Remember how John Brennan combed State Department records and then spread the story that a Michael Cohen had been to Prague — but it was the wrong Michael Cohen?

    So now it seems someone combed State records, found that Manafort went to London, and decided it must have been to visit Assange. Good lord, someone must still be pretty ticked about the Podesta emails.

    If the Khashoggi affair tells us anything, it tells us there are cameras aimed at every embassy or consulate. Show us the video of Manafort being welcomed at the embassy in Ecuador.

    It would be nice if this results in the capture of a leaker, but it’s highly doubtful.

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    • Elle says:

      You are so right, but this time, they didn’t even find the same name.. It is Paul “Manaford” – not Paul Manafort – that signed in.

      Blackhats got played. The reporter said they saw the documents. But note how the Guardian stealth edited the wording from, “according to TWO sources” to, “according to THE sources”. “Two sources” can be identified. “The sources” allows wiggle room.

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  15. this whole thing is about revenge. Mueller, Clinton, Comey, Rosey, DOJ, State, Brennan….. these are sick angry vindictive highly-partisan people who don’t care that they burn down the country as long as they can take out/destroy President Trump and those who helped get him elected.

    These people are good at committing heinous acts and then covering them up. But, they do do things in reckless ways often b/c of their emotional instability. You just know there are mistakes all over the place.(many have been found and explained here)

    Write your two Senators in no uncertain terms, as I just did, that I expect the fraudulent Mueller probe to be shut down immediately. That it is embarrassing for our country to have a unaccountable group of gestapo prosecutors all aligned with leftist donors. Urge them to stand up and call this out.

    Frankly, I’m tired of hearing from people like Lindsey Graham and other Repub leaders with their stupid caveat * line at the end of all public announcements basically saying ‘let Mueller finish his probe” blah blah blah. No, start demanding this political farce be shut down NOW!

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  16. jerseyjoe says:

    NPR led with the Manafort-Wikileaks this morning in spite of all the denials and sketchy sources. If you keep repeating a lie, people will believe it. A sign of desperation. As far as Mr. Corsi, the KGB comes to mind, “Give us the man, we’ll give you the crime.”

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  17. Ziiggii says:

    Is this story the reason for Mueller’s team crying foul re: Manafort’s plea deal being broken? 🤔

    I’m just asking… strange timing!

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    • G. Combs says:

      Most probably. At least that is the impression these criminals want to leave with gullible readers.
      >>>>>>>>>

      When you call your Senators, suggest that since president Trump has had to undergo a two year intensive investigation We The People want the EXACT SAME type of FISA ONE investigation of EACH member of the Senate and Congress. After all turnabout is fair play…

      OH, and we should include Obummer who was ALLOWED to hide his college records from the country.

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