The former secretary of state and 2016 presidential candidate has a bone to pick with the WikiLeaks founder, who was arrested yesterday on a US extradition warrant. Back in 2016, the whistleblowers leaked damaging internal communications from her presidential campaign that ultimately ended in defeat.
Hillary Clinton has lashed out at Julian Assange who was arrested and dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he had resided for years to avoid persecution in the US. She welcomed this new dramatic twist in Assange’s story while speaking on the stage of New York City’s Beacon Theater amid her speaking tour.
The former secretary of state, who ran for president in 2016, said that the WikiLeaks founder “has to answer for what he has done, at least as it’s been charged”.
“I think it is clear from the indictment that came out it’s not about punishing journalism, it is about assisting the hacking of a military computer to steal information from the United States government, and look, I’ll wait and see what happens with the charges and how it proceeds, but he skipped bail in the UK”, said Clinton, whose campaign as well as the Democratic National Committee was exposed by WikiLeaks back in 2016 with their stolen emails.
Clinton also seized an opportunity to take aim at Donald Trump’s administration, commenting on the Australian whistleblower’s arrest.
“I do think it’s a little ironic that he may…