US President Donald Trump, who said he loved WikiLeaks during his election campaign, tried to distance himself from the arrest of Julian Assange, which was carried out by Britain on the request of the US.

Speaking to journalists in the Oval Office on Thursday, hours after the arrest of Assange in London, Trump said:

Trump was far less reluctant to speak about the transparency site in 2016, when it played a major role in the US presidential election after it published a number of documents leaked from the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Then-candidate Trump called the work of the site “amazing” and said he “loved” what it was doing.

 

 

Source: RT

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What would be funny would be DoJ scrapping the extradition request.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, no – Trump is alone in that.

IMHO WikiLeaks scratched the ego of the whole Empire and showed that the Empire is not on the moral high ground where US services and elite think they are.

It takes away the shrouds and that is the WikiLeaks’ Assange’s crime.