WikiLeaks takes parting shot at Clinton, Democrats over election losses

Despite a persistent insistence from WikiLeaks‘ founder Julian Assange his whistleblowing platform never intended on damaging the election prospects of former Secretary Hillary Clinton, the disclosure portal tweeted several messages following the Democratic presidential nominee’s Tuesday evening loss, all of which appeared to jeer at and celebrate Clinton’s defeat.

It is unknown who in the Wikileaks organization was responsible for circulating the tweets.

Faced with a torrent of criticism over what has been perceived as WikiLeaks’ attempting to tilt the balance of the U.S. election, Mr. Assange sought to defend the role of his group in affecting the U.S. election in a statement released early Tuesday.

“On the eve of the election, it is important to restate why we have published what we have,”  Mr. Assange’s statement read, in part.

“The right to receive and impart true information is the guiding principle of WikiLeaks — an organization that has a staff and organizational mission far beyond myself. Our organization defends the public’s right to be informed,” he continued.

“Publishing is what we do. To withhold the publication of such information until after the election would have been to favour one of the candidates above the public’s right to know.”

 

[The Hill] [WikiLeaks] [Photo courtesy RT America]