The Guardian Faceplants As Manafort’s Passport Stamps Don’t Match “Fabricated” Assange Story

The Guardian Faceplants As Manafort’s Passport Stamps Don’t Match “Fabricated” Assange Story

(ZeroHedge)

Further evidence that The Guardian “entirely fabricated” a report that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort visited Julian Assange in 2013, 2015 and the spring of 2016; his passports…

Paul Manafort

The Washington Times reports that Manafort’s three passports reveal just two visits to England in 2010 and 2012, which support his categorical denial of the “totally false and deliberately libelous” report in The Guardian, which said that Manafort visited Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy – ostensibly to coordinate on the WikiLeaks release of Hillary Clinton’s emails.

The Times does note that Manafort could have conceivably entered the UK from another European country and not received a stamp – however a representative for Manafort insisted to the Times that Manafort has only made those two visits to England since 2008, and that a libel suit against the Guardian is under discussion.

While two of Manafort’s passports were entered as evidence at his tax evasion trial – something that The Guardian‘s Luke Harding and Dan Collyns could have easily looked up – the Times has obtained a copy of his third passport which confirms the two visits.

His attorney explained the passports this way: One was lost, one was used to submit to foreign embassies for visas, and one was used as a backup. Manafort later found the third passport. –Washington Times

WikiLeaks immediately fired back at The Guardian – betting the paper “a million dollars and its editor’s head that Manafort never met Assange.” 

WikiLeaks@wikileaks

This is going to be one of the most infamous news disasters since Stern published the “Hitler Diaries”.

Manafort, meanwhile, issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon through a spokesman, saying: “This story is totally false and deliberately libelous. I have never met Julian Assange or anyone connected to him. I have never been contacted by anyone connected to Wikileaks, either directly or indirectly. I have never reached out to Assange or Wikileaks on any matter. We are considering all legal options against the Guardian who proceeded with this story even after being notified by my representatives that it was false.”

Blaming Russia

Following The Guardian‘s epic faceplant, an ex-CIA agent penned an article in Politico suggesting that Russia tricked The Guardian into writing the Manafort-Assange story

Journalist and attorney Glenn Greenwald called them out in a scorching series of tweets – while dismantling The Guardian‘s original report the day before.

As Greenwald notes of Politico‘s response, it looks like “the whole thing is a fraud.”

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(TLB) published this article from ZeroHedge as compiled by Tyler Durden.

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