CIA’s Pompeo: ‘Assange Shouldn’t Be Confident of Protecting WikiLeaks Sources’


from 21st Century Wire:

As the press speculate this week over the imminent exit of Mike Pompeo from Langley to Foggy Bottom, Donald Trump’s outgoing CIA head appears to be determined to do as much damage as possible to the US Constitution.

This latest reckless power-grab by the CIA is not just about ‘getting Wikileaks’ – this is about requiring all media outlets to divulge their sources in the interests of “national security.”

RT International reports…

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he won’t tolerate secrets purloined by the CIA being stolen from the agency, and warned WikiLeaks to be more careful about protecting its sources.

The CIA’s official Twitter account tweeted Pompeo’s comments about the whistleblowing site from an interview he gave at the Reagan National Defense Forum Saturday.

Stealing Secrets

“I never miss an opportunity when I’m with my officers to tell them the last thing we can tolerate is to have a secret that we’ve stole re-stolen,” Pompeo told moderator Brett Baier at the Los Angeles event.

READ MORE: WikiLeaks publishes #Vault7: ‘Entire hacking capacity of the CIA’

“It is simply unacceptable. It is our duty to protect them,” he added. “It is our duty to go after those who stole them, and to prosecute them within the bounds of the law in every way that we can.”

  Mike Pompeo leads the Deep State crusade to destroy Assange and Wikileaks.
Mike Pompeo leads the Deep State crusade to destroy Assange and Wikileaks.

Pompeo’s comments come nine months after WikiLeaks began releasing Vault7, a massive trove of classified CIA documents purportedly detailing the agency’s hacking capabilities. The documents include reports of the agency’s arsenal of malware and tech exploits, as well as its methods of infiltrating smartphones, TVs and laptops.

The CIA is believed to have lost control of this arsenal before WikiLeaks obtained it. The hacking capabilities were doing the rounds among government hackers, one of whom provided WikiLeaks with the collection, the whistleblowing site explained. According to WikiLeaks, the Vault7 source wanted to “initiate a public debate about the security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons.”

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