US warmonger John Bolton was demolished on live TV by Stella Assage
The wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on a recent Piers Morgan Uncensored tv program to debate her husbands release from Belmarsh Prison and also for his expedition to be cancelled.
She explained the threat her husband’s persecution poses to press freedoms around the world and described the profound suffering that his imprisonment has caused him.
Also on the program was former U.S national security adviser John Bolton who believes Assange should face the maximum sentence of 175 years in US jail for his breach of national security.
Zero Hedge reports: After Morgan introduced the segment and Assange laid out some facts of her husband’s plight, Bolton was given the floor to explain why persecuting a journalist for telling the truth is actually good and right. He went over the usual smearmeister talking points that Assange is not a journalist and endangered people around the world with his publications exposing US war crimes, adding that the possible 175-year sentence Assange stands to face if convicted under Espionage Act was inadequate, and that he hoped Assange “gets at least 176 years in jail for what he did.”
Stella responded by calling Bolton a war criminal, right to his bloodthirsty face.
“Well of course Ambassador Bolton is kind of the ideological nemesis of Julian,” Assange coolly replied. “He has during his time for the Bush administration, and later the Trump administration, sought to undermine the international legal system, ensure that the US is not under the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction. And if it was Mr Bolton might in fact be prosecuted under the ICC: he was one of the chief cheerleaders of the Iraq War, which Julian then exposed through these leaks. So he has a conflict of interest here.”
“Well that’s ridiculous!” Bolton said with a nervous laugh at the accusation. “I have an opinion, so does Assange’s wife; I guess we both get to speak them. You know I think that what she fears is being brought to the United States and having Assange put under trial. If he’s innocent, if she can at least show reasonable doubt that he’s not guilty, he’ll go free. What’s she worried about?”
Morgan interjected that the concern is likely the chance of a fair trial, to which Bolton responded with a demand that Stella herself say that she didn’t believe her husband could receive a fair trial in the United States.
“Let her say that Julian Assange could not get a fair trial in America; let her say it,” Bolton replied.
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