Assange: From Trump Cheers to US Criminal Charges

WASHINGTON — Less than a month before Donald Trump was elected as the U.S. president in 2016, he said, “WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks,” as the anti-secrecy group released another cache of emails hacked by Russian operatives from the computers of Democratic officials that were damaging to Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton.

“Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks,” Trump said four days before the election.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.