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buffaloaded

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You make some good points, but


1. We don't know Assange worked "on behalf of the hostile government". We don't know he was doing their bidding. He could have had his own agenda. Was his goal of hurting Hilary primary or secondary to helping Trump.

2. If you are talking about break-ins, why wouldn't Ellsberg's taking the papers (he didn't have to break-in as he worked for Rand) be similar--both are thefts? While Assange did not do the actual theft, he was complicit. What if he did not give Manning the ability to break in, but published the results had he been given them? Would that be like the NYT printing the Pentagon Papers?

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Posted: 04/12/2019 at 12:28PM



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