White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that there is a “big difference” between WikiLeaks publishing Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s hacked emails and the site's recent release of classified CIA information.
During the presidential campaign, President Trump praised WikiLeaks and urged the group to continue publishing Podesta’s hacked emails, which U.S. intelligence agencies believe were obtained by Russian-backed hackers.
Spicer was asked Wednesday if Trump is still a fan of WikiLeaks, a day after the group published a massive trove of documents pertaining to the CIA’s hacking programs.
“There is a big difference between disclosing John Podesta’s Gmail accounts and the back-and-forth about his undermining of Hillary Clinton and his thoughts on her on a personal level, and of leaking classified information,” Spicer said.
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