WikiLeaks deflected attention from crude Trump's groping case: Hillary

WikiLeaks deflected attention from crude Trump’s groping case: Hillary


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WikiLeaks deflected attention from crude Trump’s groping case: Hillary
The Business Standard ^ | October 16, 2017 | Agence France-Presse and Press Trust of India

Posted on 10/15/2017 11:03:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary Clinton on Monday accused WikiLeaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping women in the run-up to the US presidential election.

The former secretary of state’s devastating election loss to Trump remains raw and she again lashed out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his alleged role in damaging her candidacy.

“Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator,” she said in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, referring to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

“WikiLeaks is unfortunately now practically a fully-owned subsidiary of Russian intelligence.”

The US intelligence community concluded Putin ordered an influence campaign to discredit Clinton and had a “clear preference” for Trump in last year’s poll.

Clinton used the bombshell Trump tape as an example of how WikiLeaks allegedly tried to deflect attention away from a bad news story, resurrecting the incident in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace over his treatment of women.

In the 2005 videotape, which surfaced in October last year, Trump brags about being able to get away with groping women.

Trump said the comments were “locker-room banter”. Several women subsequently accused him of sexual misconduct, which he denounced as lies.

Within hours of the tape emerging, WikiLeaks published more than 2,000 hacked emails from the personal account of Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta, which she said blunted its impact.

“WikiLeaks, which in the world in which we find ourselves promised hidden information, promised some kind of secret that might be of influence, was a very clever, diabolical response to the Hollywood Access tape,” she said, referring to the Trump recording.

“And I’ve no doubt in my mind that there was some communication if not coordination to drop those the first time in response to the Hollywood Access tape.”

Clinton claimed WikiLeaks’ actions were motivated by Assange’s personal dislike of her.

“I had a lot of history with him because I was secretary of state when WikiLeaks published a lot of very sensitive information from our State Department and our Defence Department,” she said.

“If he’s such a martyr of free speech, why doesn’t WikiLeaks ever publish anything coming out of Russia? You don’t see damaging, negative information coming out about the Kremlin on Wikileaks,” Clinton added.

Australian Assange, who has spent five years inside the Ecuador embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges, has denied Russia was the source behind the leaked documents.


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So she’s admitting her campaign released the “Access Hollywood” tape?


To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hildebeast is a despicable piece of pond scum.

2 posted on 10/15/2017 11:07:55 PM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD….And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will this evil hag ever just STFU?

Calling her a broken record would be an epic understatement.

3 posted on 10/15/2017 11:08:01 PM PDT by txnativegop (The political left, Mankinds intellectual hemlock)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing (at least what anyone would be willing to do) is going to get this woman to shut up.

4 posted on 10/15/2017 11:10:48 PM PDT by CatOwner

A truly evil woman. Or, as someone put it: “nasty.”

5 posted on 10/15/2017 11:12:33 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope Hillary keeps on yapping up until November 2020.


To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think she is scared to death and trying to get out ahead of whatever Julian Assange is about to release.

7 posted on 10/15/2017 11:18:36 PM PDT by Thurifer the Censer (If you can see the altar, there’s not enough smoke)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have we ever seen a losing presidential candidate behave like this?


To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I had a lot of history with him because I was secretary of state when WikiLeaks published a lot of very sensitive information from our State Department and our Defence Department,” she said.

“If he’s such a martyr of free speech, why doesn’t WikiLeaks ever publish anything coming out of Russia? You don’t see damaging, negative information coming out about the Kremlin on Wikileaks,” Clinton added.

Because the Russians aren’t so stupid as to use ‘password’ as their password?


To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bs…Podesta emails were released Nov 9… not “hours” aftdr the Oct tape release.


To: 2ndDivisionVet

“WikiLeaks deflected attention from crude Trump’s groping case: Hillary”

BJ didn’t have the advantage of wikileaks. He had to settle for the entire LMSM.


To: clearcarbon

BJ didn’t have the advantage of wikileaks. He had to settle for the entire LMSM.

Plus Trump wasn’t ablt to bomb any aspirin factories to deflect attention away.


To: Cementjungle

The whole article is BS. It reads more like a DNC press release.

13 posted on 10/15/2017 11:34:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)

To: McCarthysGhost

Have we ever seen a losing presidential candidate behave like this?

Sore Loserman

14 posted on 10/15/2017 11:39:40 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Repeal and replace the gopE.)

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