Published: Fri, March 10, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

WH: Wikileaks Hacking CIA Different from Podesta

WH: Wikileaks Hacking CIA Different from Podesta

During the presidential campaign, President Trump praised WikiLeaks and urged the group to continue publishing Podesta's hacked emails, which US intelligence agencies believe were obtained by Russian-backed hackers.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Wednesday that there was "no reason to believe there is any type of investigation" targeting Trump "with respect to the Department of Justice".

Spicer said there's a difference between exposing the emails of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and other Democratic officials, and leaking national security secrets. That version came out in January, well before the latest WikiLeaks release.

"There is a massive, massive difference between those two things". "When it was about Hillary Clinton, there was complete outrage".

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"I love WikiLeaks", Trump said during an October rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

On Wednesday, while answering a question about new WikiLeaks' documents that allegedly contain information about Central Intelligence Agency hacking operations, Spicer claimed that Fox reporter James Rosen had been compromised as well.

Spicer was responding Thursday to questions about WikiLeaks' disclosure of thousands of documents that it says reveals details of the CIA's cyberespionage toolkit. "That would be highly inappropriate for us. You just don't know?"

"It's interesting how there's sort of a double standard with when the leaks occur, how much outrage there is", said Mr Spicer at a separate briefing earlier this week. "The outrage that occurred from Democrats a year ago is interesting when it comes to some of our issues now on national security".

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