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CIA ‘Obsessed’ with Craig Murray’s Upcoming Testimony in Assange Case

July 25, 2020 (EIRNS)—Craig Murray, a close associate of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, said he himself was the “top target” of the 24/7 surveillance of Assange at Ecuador’s London embassy, done by the Spanish security company UC Global, which reportedly shared its surveillance with the CIA; this was reported by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria July 23.

Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, told Lauria he has been contacted by an attorney in the spying case on Assange, and that he will be going to Madrid to testify in the trial of UC Global’s founder David Morales, who was arrested over the surveillance of Assange, including privileged conversations between Assange and his attorney.

Murray told former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, in an email shared with Consortium News, that the CIA was “obsessed” with Murray. Murray had offered to give evidence to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who spent $32 million of government money investigating a nonexistent conspiracy between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, which included the allegation that “Russia” hacked the Democratic National Committee computer and turned the emails from the DNC and John Podesta over to WikiLkeaks which published them. Murray’s offer was not accepted, and now, three years later the claim of the “Russian hack of the DNC” has been proven to be false, as detailed in the July 23 press conference by former National Security Agency technical director William Binney.

Murray has said that different persons with legal access to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Podesta emails were WikiLeaks’ sources. Murray told Consortium News that he wrote Mueller, offering to give evidence, but received no reply, and “never had any request for an interview by any U.S. authorities.” Murray then wrote: “BUT I received a message from the lawyer in the case in Madrid about the spying on Assange in the Embassy, contracted by the CIA, which said that I was the ‘top target’ for the contractors, and the evidence shows that they were ‘obsessed’ with me. I shall be going to Madrid to give evidence.... Just why the U.S. security services declined my offer of free evidence, yet were obsessed with spying on me, is an interesting question....” (Emphasis in original)

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