‘I Support Him’: Sarah Palin Changes Heart on Julian Assange, Says He ‘Deserves a Pardon’

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is currently jailed in a UK prison, awaiting the results of his extradition trial. Washington seeks to prosecute Assange over his role in publishing secret cables from the US State Department as well as Iraq and Afghan war logs in 2010.

Former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has moved to support WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, saying that
“he deserves a pardon”.

In 2008, WikiLeaks exposed an array of Palin’s private messages, and government emails obtained from her Yahoo.com account, prompting the ex-Alaska governor to wonder why Assange had not been pursued with the same urgency as al-Qaeda* and Taliban* leaders. She, however, publicly apologised to Assange via Facebook in 2017, lauding him for opening “people’s eyes to Democrat candidates and operatives”.

In the Saturday video, Palin referred to the WikiLeaks founder working “on the people’s behalf to allow information to get to us so that we could make up our minds about different issues, about different people”.

She specifically underscored that Assange should also be recognised for what “he has done in the name of real journalism, and that’s getting to the bottom of issues that the public really needs to hear about and benefit from”.

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