Fox News host Sean Hannity reflects on his interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, which will air in full tonight. He met Assange at his house arrest in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been imprisoned for more than four years.
“I believe every word he says, to be prefectly honest,” Hannity said about Assange. “Here’s the bottom line. What did he reveal here? Two things that I think come out of this, that if we looked at it from the proper perspective– Look, I was an early critic of him. He is well aware that I thought he was waging war on the United States. My opinion of it has evolved largely becuase of what I have seen that he has done in ten years. Nothing he has published has ever been proven false. Nobody has questioned the veracity or truthfulness of what he’s doing. Just like the New York Times had information about Donald Trump’s taxes illegally, they still ran with the story… I’m convinced any media outlet that was colluding with the Clinton campaign, they would have run with the story.”
“So the two things the United States ought to take out of WikiLeaks is, number one: As a country, we do not have cyber security, and if we don’t fix it, we’ll never have it. The second thing is, I think he exposed, at a level I never expected… What we learned in this election is how deeply corrupt… the level of our politics is, and collusion between media outlets and campaigns. There is not objective journalism in America. And of course, the media doesn’t want to cover that story.”
“When you see CNN feeding questions to Hillary Clinton before a debate, or they are asking the DNc for questions for Donald Trump, that is trying to influence an election,” he said.
“One other point — if we’re worried about influencing elections, why did Barack Obama take $350,000 from the State Department to a group in Israel, to try and defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu? There’s a big double standard here.”