A statement made by Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, reveals that the outgoing Obama's administration is destroying public records in the eleventh hour. The whistle blowing site offered a $30,000 reward for any employee who would expose Obama's administration for disposing critical information.
Assange held a press conference on Monday with Periscope, he mentioned that the most crucial thing for Americans is to make sure that Obama doesn't dispose important records. "Past administrations of both Republican and Democratic players have engaged in mass destruction of records as they left office," Assange said in response to a question."We are told that destruction of records is occurring now in different parts of the Obama administration in different departments or agencies."That's what happens when an administration leaves office," Assange said.
"Our philosophy is that such information is a part of history. It belongs, legally and philosophically, to the American people and more broadly, insofar as the United States interacts with the world, it belongs to the people of the world."It is part of human history and the destruction of major archives of human history, frankly, should be formally listed as a crime against humanity because those archives belong to humanity," he said.
Assange also mentioned that the records are important to every citizen since they help us understand the world around us and help us to form new observations relating to current affairs. "To destroy them is absolutely and egregious act. One understands the political motivation for it," Assange contended, adding it is done to "eliminate small political risks by destroying major elements of history."The founder of the whistle blowing site also reminded listeners of the $30,000 reward, adding that, "Our request to system administrators in the Obama administration goes for other administrations around the world as well, is take the data now."Just take it now. Keep it under your bed, or with your mother and then you can give that to Wikileaks or other journalists at your leisure," he said."Get hold of that history and protect it," Assange said, "because that is something that belongs to humanity and does not belong to a political party."