Executive Intelligence Review

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Giuliani Shows Assange Did Nothing Any More Illegal than the New York Times

Jan. 1, 2019 (EIRNS)—“Julian Assange did nothing wrong by publishing Hillary Clinton’s campaign emails, just like the U.S. mainstream media wasn’t punished for publishing the Pentagon Papers,” Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Fox & Friends Sunday, RT reports. He acknowledged that the hack itself was a crime, but not the publishing by WikiLeaks. “No press person or person disseminating that for the purpose of informing did anything wrong,” he said.

“The Pentagon Papers were stolen property, weren’t they? They were stolen from the Pentagon and given to the New York Times and the Washington Post,” Giuliani said,

“Nobody went to jail at the New York Times and the Washington Post. Once media outlets obtain leaked information, they can publish it for the purpose of informing people, and the same applies to Assange,”

he said.

“You can’t put Assange in a different position. We may not like what he communicates, but he was a media facility. He was putting that information out. Every newspaper [and] station grabbed it and published it.”

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