Assange bashes Dems: The party ‘is doomed’
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange blasted the Democratic Party on Saturday in an essay posted to his Twitter account.

Assange's post hits Democrats for pushing on the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, and lambasted the party for its tactics in hitting President Trump.

"The Trump-Russia collusion narrative is a political dead end," Assange writes. "Despite vast resources, enormous incentives and a year of investigation, Democratic senators who have seen the classified intelligence at CIA HQ such as Senator Feinstein (D-Calif.) (as recently as March) are forced to admit that there is no evidence of collusion."

"It is starkly obvious that were it not for this hysteria, insurgent narratives of the type promoted by Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Biden seeks to reassert US climate leadership | President to 'repeal or replace' Trump decision removing protections for Tongass | Administration proposes its first offshore wind lease sale On The Money: Democrats wary of emerging bipartisan infrastructure deal, warn of time crunch Out-of-touch Democrats running scared of progressives MORE would rapidly dominate the party's base and its relationship with the public," Assange continues.

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The reclusive Wikileaks founder also asserted that the "party elite" that controls the Democratic Party will never give up power willingly, and that the Democratic brand may be irreversibly tainted. He advocated a Macron-style fresh approach to party politics, with the Democratic base moving to a new party altogether.

"The Democratic base should move to start a new party since the party elite shows no signs that they will give up power," Assange writes. "This reality is proven in practice with the rapid construction of the Macron, Sanders and Trump campaigns from nothing. The existing Democratic party may well have negative reputational capital, stimulating a Macron-style clean slate approach." 

According to Assange, the days of the old Democratic Party are numbered, whether its supporters like it or not.

"Regardless, in the face of such a threat, the Democratic establishment will either concede control," Assange concludes, "Or, as in the case of Macron, be eliminated by the new structure."