Donald J. Trump

Leaks

When WikiLeaks, which I have nothing to do with, comes out and happens to give, they are not giving classified information. They are giving stuff, what was said in an office about Hillary cheating on the debates, which by the way, nobody mentions. Nobody mentions that Hillary received the questions to the debates. Can you imagine, seriously, can you imagine if I received the questions? It would be the electric chair. OK? He should be put in the electric—you would even call for the institution of the death penalty. Maybe not you, John.

– President Donald J. Trump, February 16, 2017

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Julian Assange

Russia

In Russia, there are many vibrant publications, online blogs, and Kremlin critics such as [Alexey] Navalny are part of that spectrum. There are also newspapers like “Novaya Gazeta”, in which different parts of society in Moscow are permitted to critique each other and it is tolerated, generally, because it isn’t a big TV channel that might have a mass popular effect, its audience is educated people in Moscow. So my interpretation is that in Russia there are competitors to WikiLeaks.

– Julian Assange, December, 2016, praising Russia’s “vibrant” press, in which journalists are frequent targets of harassment, intimidation, and assassination, as part of his reasoning for never releasing leaks on Russia

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Julian Assange

The Nerve

The Obama admin/CIA is illegally funneling TOP SECRET//COMINT information to NBC for political reasons before PEOTUS [Donald J. Trump] even gets to read it.

– WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, January 6, 2017, on leaks that potential expose his hypocrisy and Russian connections

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