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Media Praised Wikileaks Before they Began Trying to Link It to Trump

(CNS News) After The Daily Beast reported that the head of a data analytics firm that worked for the Trump campaign had approached Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, liberal media pounced on the opportunity to condemn the connection. But, media haven’t always been so critical of Assange and Wikileaks.

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On Wednesday, The Beast reported that Alexander Nix, who heads Cambridge Analytics, had contacted Assange in connection to the missing emails from Hillary Clinton’s controversial private server. And, even though Assange reportedly rejected the request, The Beast framed Wikileaks as a “hostile intelligence service”:

“The interchange between Nix—whose company made millions from the Trump campaign—and Assange represents the closest known connection between Trump’s campaign and Wikileaks.”….

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“Trump’s CIA director was calling WikiLeaks a tool of Kremlin spies and the equivalent of a “hostile intelligence service.”

The New York Times quickly attempted to link Trump and Assange to Russian hackers:

“Trump campaign analytics company contacted WikiLeaks about Clinton emails

“The communication with Mr. Nix could more closely link the Trump campaign and Mr. Assange, whose website has published thousands of emails stolen from Democratic officials. United States intelligence agencies believe the documents were originally obtained by Russia-linked hackers.”

CNN echoed the “closest link” claim, dubbing the news a “revelation”:

“The new revelation establishes the closest known link between the Trump campaign and Wikileaks. And it happened while Trump was on the campaign trail, increasingly criticizing Hillary Clinton for deleting thousands of emails from her private server…”

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