(NationalSentinel) The founder ofÂ WikiLeaks just dropped another bombshell that, had it pertained to a Republican administration, would have been front-page news.
Julian Assange says he has information that the Obama administration is furiously destroying public records–a major violation of open records laws–and has offered $30,000 to anyone with intimate knowledge of the operation to come forward publicly.
â€œPast administrations of both Republican and Democratic players have engaged in mass destruction of records as they left office,” he said duringÂ a Periscope press conference on Monday, adding that the most important thing is for Americans to ensure such records doÂ notÂ get destroyed.
â€œWe are told that destruction of records is occurring now in different parts of the Obama administration in different departments or agencies.
â€œThatâ€™s what happens when an administration leaves office,â€ Assange said, as reported byÂ The American Mirror.
â€œOur 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.
â€œIt 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,â€ he said.
He added thatÂ those records are what we use to understand the world around us and to form new observations.
â€œTo destroy them is absolutely and egregious act. One understands the political motivation for it,â€ Assange said, noting further thatÂ it is done to â€œeliminate small political risks by destroying major elements of history.â€
Regarding his organization’s $30,000 reward offer,
Our request to system administrators in the Obama administration goes for other administrations around the world as well, is take the data now.
â€œJust 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,â€ he said.