April 14, 2017
While Donald Trump said he ‘loved’ Wikileaks during the campaign for airing out Hillary Clinton’s secrets, today the president’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted the website and its founder from the podium of a Washington think tank.
‘It’s time to call out Wikileaks for what it really is, a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia,’ Pompeo charged as he spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Thursday.
Pompeo pointed a finger at Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and said they leaked American government documents for selfish reasons.
‘As long as they make a splash they care nothing about the lives that they put at risk or the damage they cause to national security,’ Pompeo said of the duo.
The CIA was targeted by Wikileaks last month, as Assange and company published thousands of documents, which detailed the agency’s hacking abilities, turning everyday items like phones and smart TVs into devices that can snoop on targeted individuals.
During his remarks, Pompeo noted how Wikileaks was encouraging its ‘followers’ to work for the CIA, in order to steal secrets.
This article was posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8:09 am