Palin apologizes to Assange
Sarah Palin on Wednesday apologized to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for condemning him in the past.
“Exposing the truth re: the Left having been oh-so-guilty of atrocious actions and attitudes of which they’ve falsely accused others,” the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee wrote on Facebook.
“As I said at the time of being targeted and my subsequent condemnation, though, the line must be drawn before our troops or innocent lives deserving protection would be put at risk as a result of published emails.”
“He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban,” she said of Assange in 2010.
“Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders?”
Palin’s comments come after Assange said in a Tuesday interview that there was an “obvious” reason the Obama administration has focused on Russia’s alleged role in Democratic hacks leading up to Donald Trump’s presidential election.
“They’re trying to delegitimize the Trump administration as it goes into the White House,” Assange told Fox News’s Sean Hannity.
“They are trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate president.”
During the interview, he also said it was a “stupid maneuver” for Democrats to continue to hound Trump for Russian hacking of various Democratic agencies.
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