Hannity Rallies to Assange’s Defense: WikiLeaks Has Better Track Record Than ‘Fake News Media’ squib

Reacting to Thursday’s arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by British police officers and to the Department of Justice charging Assange with conspiracy to hack government computers, Fox News host Sean Hannity rallied to the defense of the man he once offered a guest-hosting gig.

Claiming during his Thursday night opening monologue that the media “has spread a baseless lie that he was the key to Russian collusion,” Hannity noted that Assange was arrested on a U.S. extradition warrant over a 2010 plot to steal government secrets with former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.

After framing President Trump’s ridiculous “I know nothing about WikiLeaks” Thursday remarks as the president merely saying he leaves Assange’s fate with the Department of Justice, the pro-Trump host proceeded to make the case that Assange was acting purely as a journalist regarding the leaked DNC and John Podesta emails, only publishing information provided to him by sources.

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