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Donald Trump says 'do not know anything' about WikiLeaks and Assange

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It was quite different from "I love WikiLeaks!". The slovenly image of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, while British police were taking him out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London to face charges contrasted sharply with the praise that President Donald Trump showed night after night in the last weeks of the 2016 presidential... campaign towards the organization, known for filtering data. Trump said in a tweet on Thursday that he "does not know anything" about WikiLeaks. The White House has not commented at the moment about the charges filed by the US Department of Justice against Assange. When asked about Assange in 2017, Trump said he "did not support or support" WikiLeaks' decision to spread leaked emails and that he would not be involved in any decision by the US government to arrest Assange. I'm not involved in that decision, "Trump told The Associated Press at the time about Assange's arrest. "But if they want to do it, it's OK for me." Trump certainly welcomed the political momentum that his campaign received when emails leaked from his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in 2016. On the same day in October that a video of "Access Hollywood" was revealed where it was revealed that in 2005 Trump boasted about groping women, WikiLeaks began spreading emails from John Podesta, Clinton's campaign manager. The Republican and his allies, facing a tough battle in the last month in campaign, took advantage of the illegal leaks and capitalized. WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks, "said Trump in Pennsylvania. WikiLeaks is like a treasure chest, "Trump said in Michigan. I love reading WikiLeaks "Trump said in Ohio. In total, Trump praised WikiLeaks more than 100 times. There was a poster of Assange in a room of debates of the republican one.

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