The White House Fires Back On Wikileaks

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange participates via video link at a news conference marking the 10th anniversary of the secrecy-spilling group in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Assange said that WikiLeaks plans to start a series of publications this week, but wouldn’t specify the timing and subject. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders held the first press briefing of 2019 and reminded the activist reporters in the room that every media outlet has used WikiLeaks as a source.

When asked by a reporter if working with award-winning publisher should be considered a crime, Sanders said that “every single outlet that you all represent looked for, and searched for, information that WikiLeaks was providing — including reporting on it.”

“I’m not aware of anybody here working with WikiLeaks in any capacity, but I do know that every individual that represents a media outlet here looked for that information — most of you reported on that information — so I think you’re just as accountable as anyone else in that process,” Sanders continued.

The question came in regard to Senator Marco Rubio’s ridiculous assertion on Sunday that working with the publisher should be considered a crime. His stunning attack on free press received little blow back from the DC insider media who claim to be fighting to defend a free press.

WikiLeaks is one of the only major publishers who has never had to issue a correction or a retraction for publishing fake or misleading news

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