WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange said Friday morning that the U.S. federal government is forming “an elite immunity” to shield top-ranking lawbreakers from the consequences of their corruption, and that the corruption “goes all the way to the top, obviously.”
Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” invited questions from viewers for the first time in recent memory.
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His statement about corruption was in response to this question:
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“What’s happening is a form of elite immunity,” he said, adding that instead of going after actual wrongdoers like Clinton, the current administration chooses to prosecute the messengers — the press.
“Obama has prosecuted more journalists and journalists’ sources … than all previous presidents combined — in fact, more than three times as many,” he said.
“So when you see that Hillary Clinton has not been prosecuted for more than a hundred classified messages that she has exchanged, including ones that bear classification labels, that is ‘elite immunity.’”
He said Clinton wasn’t the only high-ranking official who has benefitted from “elite immunity,” and mentioned National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who lied to the Senate when he claimed that the National Security Agency does “not wittingly” collect data from “millions or hundreds of millions of citizens.”
Prior to accepting viewers’ questions, Assange told the “Fox & Friends” crew that the leak of 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails — many by hacker GUCCIFER 2.0, has encouraged other sources to come forward.
“So they stepped forward and hopefully that process will continue as we continue to publish and we can see a kind of cascade of information, hopefully also coming out about [the] Republican campaign, and then Americans and others can be better informed about whose new policy is going to be U.S. policy,” Assange said.
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