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TV Anchor Lou Dobbs Takes On Whether President Should Pardon Assange and Snowden

Aug. 19, 2020 (EIRNS)—Fox Business News host and commentator Lou Dobbs, who has interviewed President Donald Trump a number of times, interviewed investigative journalist John Solomon yesterday in regard to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. Solomon revealed last year that Assange had struck a tentative deal with the Justice Department to testify on certain limited issues, including the source of the DNC emails, but that then-FBI Director James Comey had sabotaged the deal.

Dobbs was very critical of the British treatment of Assange, asking Solomon: “Why have the British locked him up, thrown away the key, and kept him away from any microphones?” He said further that the British “shut him down, he’s like a disappeared person—that’s not the way we do things in this country.” He then thought about what he had just said, and added: “At least we didn’t use to do things that way.” He pointed out that Assange’s health was deteriorating, that it was “life threatening.” He asked: “Is the President the only one who can make it right? Do you recommend pardoning him?”

Solomon wouldn’t answer, saying he was a reporter.

Dobbs also brought up Snowden, saying that President Trump was considering a pardon, and that the American people deserve to know the truth, and certainly they could work out a plea bargain.

What is important is that this discussion of the two truth-tellers is expanding in the networks around the President. A similar discussion regarding Lyndon LaRouche would be even more fruitful.

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