In a Tuesday interview with the Dutch news program “Nieuwsuur,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange blasted Hillary Clinton for saying anyone who disagrees with her politically is an agent of a foreign government.
“Whenever we publish about some major institution, they always try to make a distraction,” Assange explained. “But I think it is a serious claim by the Clinton campaign.”
“They have now said that an electoral candidate, Trump, is somehow an agent of the Russians. They’ve said another investigative publisher, The Intercept, is an agent of the Russians, a stooge of the Russians, that WikiLeaks is. Even in the Bernie Sanders process they’ve tried to imply that.”
He noted Clinton’s behavior “hearkens back to a very grim period in USA history of McCarthyism, where anyone you’re politically opposed to you say is an agent of a foreign government.”