Julian Assange: Reporters are letting Hillary Clinton ‘put nooses around everyone’s necks’
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday shot back at claims that he was meddling in the US election in favor of Donald Trump.
Speaking with The New York Times on Facebook Live, Assange scoffed at the assertion that Trump and Jill Stein, the Republican and Green parties’ presidential nominees, were being manipulated as unwitting Russian agents, an idea put forward by top officials including former CIA deputy director Michael Morell.
Assange accused Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, of “whipping up a neo-McCarthyist hysteria about Russia.”
“What kind of press environment is this going to lead to post-election?” Assange asked.
He continued: “The American liberal press, in falling over themselves to defend Hillary Clinton, are erecting a demon that is going to put nooses around everyone’s necks as soon as she wins the election, which is almost certainly what she’s going to do.” – READ MORE