Donald Trump Returns His Jacket About WikiLeaks Founder, Julian Assange


Donald Trump reacted to the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by claiming he did not know much about this organization. Since 2010, the US president has spoken on many occasions about it.

Would the American president suffer from amnesia? After  the arrest on 11 April of Julian Assange , founder of WikiLeaks, in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Donald Trump seems, once again, to have trouble with memory. Asked by a reporter in the Oval Office about the organization, the 45th President of the United States responded, “I do not know anything about WikiLeaks, it’s not my business.”

Then come back the images of his winning campaign of 2016. At a meeting in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2016, while WikiLeaks had published, July 22, 2016, couriers of the democrac party of his opponent Hillary Clinton , and mainly those of campaign director John Podesta, the real estate mogul said: “Wikileaks? I love Wikileaks. “


In early January 2017, just before taking office, the native of Queens takes quotes from Julian Assange on Twitter. “Julian Assange said” a 14-year-old could have hacked Podesta “Why the Democratic National Committee was so negligent?”, Can read on his account. A statement that followed  the interview of Julian Assange by Sean Hannity on Fox News . On the same day, the president also tweeted: “@FoxNews: Julian Assange on US media coverage:” It’s very dishonest. “#Hannity” More dishonest than anyone knows. “

Criticized for his messages deemed favorable to Julian Assange, Donald Trump tried to move away from the founder of WikiLeaks the next day, always on the same social network. “The dishonest media like to say that I agree with Julian Assange – that’s wrong. I repeat what he says, and I do it so that people make their own opinion of the truth. The media lie to make me believe that I will be against [the intelligence services] when in fact I am a big fan! “, He says on April 5, 2017. 

Once installed in the White House, Donald Trump resolutely distanced himself from WikiLeaks, as, indeed, all his administration. Recently, on November 20, 2018, journalists asked Donald Trump if Julian Assange should be free. Answer: “I do not know anything about him. I really do not know much about him. Truly not.”

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But this is not the first time that Donald Trump has changed his mind on the subject. In December 2010, interviewed on Fox News’s Kilmeade & Friends radio show , he called WikiLeaks “scandalous,” calling for “the death penalty or something like that” for its founders. 

He reacted to Cablegate’s revelations  –  250,000 telegrams from American diplomacy had been made public. Earlier in the year, in July 2010, the organization founded in 2006 became known to the general public by broadcasting,  The Afghan War Diary ,  aggregate of 91,000 US military documents on the war in Afghanistan. Wikileaks had repeated the operation on October 23, 2010 with the release of 391,832 secret documents on the war in Iraq , revealing the death of more than 65,000 civilians and the use of torture in various detention centers. 

According to the US Department of Justice, which issued a statement this April 11 , the Australian national of 47 years risk “up to 5 years in prison” for hacking, in the ” Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ” .


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