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Hillary Clinton Slams Julian Assange And WikiLeaks As A "Tool Of Russian Intelligence"

By Collin Gossel

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Wikileaks' Julian Assange have a tumultuous past, to say the least. During the 2016 election, Wikileaks unabashedly took aim at Clinton, releasing hacked emails that revealed corruption within the Democratic National Committee (specifically, DNC officials' efforts to work the system in Clinton's favor and push out primary competitor Bernie Sanders), which led to the resignation of DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Clinton is upping the ante post-election, however.

During an interview with the Australian TV program 4 Corners, Clinton claimed Assange was an agent of Russia:

I think Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator.

When asked how she sees Assange, who many view as a martyr for free speech, Clinton responded:

I mean, he's a tool of Russian intelligence, and if he's such a martyr of free speech why doesn't Wikileaks ever publish anything coming out of Russia?