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Default Trump: 'know nothing about Wikileaks', despite praising it a dozen times during 2016

Shortened the title a bit, because it wouldn't fit.

Trump and the right-wing noise machine sure loved themselves some Wikileaks for the longest time. Besides Trump Jr's activities, according to Mueller, Roger Stone was directed by the Trump Campaign to find out about potential future releases. The idea that any major presidential candidate had no clue about what Wikileaks was about is absurd, especially coming from the mouth of the guy whose campaign tried to utilize their alleged dirt to their advantage.

Besides this sudden amnesia from the president, Sean Hannity has also deleted a bunch of his tweets that made references to Wikileaks and Assange.


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Donald Trump has claimed he knows nothing about Julian Assange or Wikileaks, despite praising the whistleblower organisation at least a dozen times during the 2016 election campaign.

Speaking to reporters on the day Mr Assange was arrested in London and charged on behalf of of US authorities over the leaking of classified material, the president was asked if he still loved the organisation he often voiced affection for.

“I know nothing about Wikileaks. It’s not my thing,” he said, claiming that he knew little about the detention of Mr Assange.

The president’s comments were striking given the number of times he voiced admiration for Wikileaks in 2016, praising it for revealing embarrassing details about his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Mr Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr was also in contact with the organisation for several months as it sought his help in promoting the dissemination of that information.

“This just came out,” Trump told an audience in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on October 16 2016. “WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks.”

Later that month, in Warren, Michigan, he declared: “Another one came in today. This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove.”

“This WikiLeaks stuff is unbelievable,” he said at another rally. “It tells you the inner heart, you gotta read it.”

Indeed, the Business-Standard has collated a dozen occasions when Mr Trump praised Mr Assange’s organisation, which had released private, information about Ms Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, that was allegedly provided to the group by Russian hackers.

Among the most embarrassing information was about an agreement among senior members of the DNC – that was supposed to be neutral during the democratic primary to support Ms Clinton over her rival, Bernie Sanders.

One member of the DNC suggested smearing Mr Sanders by leaking information to suggest he was “an atheist”.

“Nobody has apologised. But this does not come as a surprise to me or my supporters. There is no doubt that the DNC was on Secretary Clinton’s campaign from day one,” Mr Sanders, who would later urge his supporters to vote for Ms Clinton, said at the time. The incident forced the DNC’s chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to resign.

For some time, Mr Assange was a favourite of right wing media such as Fox News. He even appeared on Sean Hannity’s show where he denied that the Russian state had provided Wikileaks with the hacked information

“Yes,“ Assange said. ”We can say — we have said repeatedly — over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.“

That was not the view of special counsel Robert Mueller, who last summer filed indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officers and three Russian entities for seeking to hack the election.


Assange to be expelled from Ecuador embassy, WikiLeaks claims
In the indictment, Wikileaks is referred to as “Organisation 1”. The indictment claims the group received material from a Russian hacker, or group of hackers who used the avatar Guccifer 2.0, and who obtained information from the DNC system, as well as the personal emails of Ms Clinton’s campaign chairman, Jon Podesta.

According to the indictment, WikiLeaks wrote to Guccifer 2.0 in July 2016 asking for “anything Hillary related” in the coming days.

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Default Re: Trump: 'know nothing about Wikileaks', despite praising it a dozen times during 2

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Shortened the title a bit, because....
It's more misleading.

Trump basically said he doesn't know all the details.

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It's more misleading.

Trump basically said he doesn't know all the details.
Not misleading at all.

"I know nothing about Wikileaks. It’s not my thing”

His words.


Also he's the president, shouldn't he know about or have been detailed on Assange's situation? If your best spin on this is that he's ignorant, that isn't a good look for him or his supporters.
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Default Re: Trump: 'know nothing about Wikileaks', despite praising it a dozen times during 2

The guy who claims to know more about endless subjects than anyone...

https://www.axios.com/everything-tru...7f42bcf1e.html

...claims a high IQ and is a very stable genius, knows nothing about Wikileaks despite bragging about how great they were endlessly in 2016. Anyone trying to spin this away in defense of Trump is just lying to themselves.
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Default Re: Trump: 'know nothing about Wikileaks', despite praising it a dozen times during 2

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Not misleading at all.

"I know nothing about Wikileaks. It’s not my thing”

His words.
So if he said "I know nothing about the inner workings of WikiLeaks.", he'd be absolutely correct and you'd have no problem, but since he parsed it, then it's another round of "Orange Man Bad"...

This is just another instance of Liberals finding the worst interpretation of whatever Trump says...

Here's a basic example...

If Obama said "I want to re-invent America", the Left would interpret that as Obama saying he wants to get rid of hate and have everyone hold hands and singing Kum-By-Ya...

If Trump said "I want to re-invent America", the Left would interpret that as Trump saying he wants to get rid of unity have everyone put on brass knuckles and singing "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"...and they'd also believe they wouldn't use "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool because he's black...

This has been going on for quite awhile, but it accelerated under Bush and went to "11' on the amp when it comes to Trump...Instead of a reporter simply coming out and asking "What do you mean?", they IMMEDIATELY create the narrative that whatever was said MUST mean something nefarious or stupid...
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Default Re: Trump: 'know nothing about Wikileaks', despite praising it a dozen times during 2

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The guy who claims to know more about endless subjects than anyone...

https://www.axios.com/everything-tru...7f42bcf1e.html

...claims a high IQ and is a very stable genius, knows nothing about Wikileaks despite bragging about how great they were endlessly in 2016. Anyone trying to spin this away in defense of Trump is just lying to themselves.
Sometimes those people with high IQ get the feeling they are communicating with chimpanzees. I guee liberals expect Trump to describe all the details of Wikileaks, without blinking.
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