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State Department on WikiLeaks: ‘What they’re doing is illegal’


“Our concerns about WikiLeaks, and in part Mr. Assange, are well known, but we did not have any involvement in either shutting down his Internet” or in influencing the Ecuadorian government to do so, Toner added.

The State Department deputy spokesman said WikiLeaks had committed a crime by releasing thousands of emails taken from the inbox of John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chair.

“What they’re doing is illegal,” Toner said. “They are stealing information.”

A reporter corrected Toner by noting that WikiLeaks had not stolen anything, but had simply published documents provided by an unknown third party. – READ MORE


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