Buzzfeed published a lengthy profile WikiLeaks and their dear leader Julian Assange that doesn't paint a pretty picture of the organization, to say the least, but buried deep in the profile is something very amusing and revealing.
Everyone who works at WikiLeaks is reportedly required to sign non-disclosure agreements that cover virtually everything.
There are few limits to how far Assange will go to try to control those around him. Those working at WikiLeaks – a radical transparency organisation based on the idea that all power must be accountable – were asked to sign a sweeping nondisclosure agreement covering all conversations, conduct, and material, with Assange having sole power over disclosure. The penalty for noncompliance was £12 million.
The obvious implication here is that Assange alone decides what "leaks" WikiLeaks will actually release to the public. They may have information about many things, including Donald Trump and the Republican party, but we may never know about it because its sealed behind a wall of non-disclosure.
I don't think I need to explain how ironic and hypocritical that is.
The only thing Assange is interested in releasing at this point is information that damages the reputation Hillary Clinton and anyone who even remotely associates with her or her campaign. WikiLeaks under Assange's leadership has even tried to implicate innocent journalists who've contacted the Clinton campaign through email for comment on their stories, which is journalism 101.
The fact that WikiLeaks only releases certain material about certain targets as chosen by their leader alone necessarily delegitimizes their entire operation. And that's without even mentioning the group's relationship with Russian intelligence, the source of their latest material.
Assange is still avoiding extradition to Sweden to face rape charges by hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy (pictured above).