The Guardian Made A Series Of Post-publication Edits To The Headline And Body Of A Story That Claims Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Met With Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange In 2013, 2015, And 2016 After The Whistleblowing Publisher Denounced The Story As Fake. Wikileaks Subsequently Announced A Legal Fund To Sue The Newspaper.
Shortly after attacking the Guardian‘s story, WikiLeaks announced on Twitter the opening of a crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of a lawsuit against the newspaper.
WikiLeaks launches legal fund to sue the Guardian for publishing entirely fabricated story "Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy" — which spread all over the world today. It is time the Guardian paid a price for fabricating news. https://t.co/VaoMESN5RO
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 27, 2018
“Remember this day when The Guardian permitted a serial fabricator to totally destroy the paper’s reputation,” said the organization’s official account on Twitter.
“WikiLeaks is willing to bet The Guardian a million dollars and its editor’s head that Manafort never met Assange,” the account continued. – READ MORE