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WikiLeaks Denies Guardian Report That Manafort Met Julian Assange

HeadlineNov 28, 2018

Meanwhile, lawyers for Julian Assange said the WikiLeaks founder will sue The Guardian newspaper for libel, after it reported Tuesday that Paul Manafort held secret talks with Assange inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on three occasions. The meetings allegedly occurred in 2013, 2015 and in March of 2016, around the time Manafort joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Lead author Luke Harding cited a “well-placed source” as the basis of the report. In a statement, Manafort called the report “totally false and deliberately libelous.” WikiLeaks said in a tweet, “WikiLeaks is willing to bet the Guardian a million dollars and its editor’s head that Manafort never met Assange.”

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