- The Washington Times - Friday, August 26, 2016

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told “Fox and Friends” on Friday that Hillary Clinton is targeted by his organization is because “elite immunity” protects her from prosecution.

Mr. Assange told Fox’s Brian Kilmeade that he inserts himself into U.S. politics because powerful circles band together to shield elites in Washington, D.C.

“Hillary Clinton is not the only one who has elite immunity,” Mr. Assange added while speaking from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.  “Yes, it’s because of the size of her network, the amount of cronyistic influences she’s developed, she’s a hard target for people to tackle. She can affect them back. You also see no one from the National Security Agency was prosecuted as a result of Edward Snowden’s disclosures.”

Mr. Assange said the most “shocking” information he has learned about the former secretary of state is yet to come. When the “Fox and Friends” panel asked him about Mr. Trump’s campaign, he said it was difficult to release anything that was more damaging to the man than what he says publicly on a daily basis.

“The Trump campaign has a lot of things wrong with it, but as far as we can see being Russian agents is not one of them,” Mr. Assange said in reference to the charge that his campaign is too cozy with Vladimir Putin.

WikiLeaks released roughly 20,000 emails from seven accounts belonging to DNC staffers in July. The documents cover from January 2015 to May 2016 and were the catalyst for former DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s decision to resign.

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• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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