Hillary Chuckles Over Assange Arrest: He Has To ‘Answer For What He Has Done’
Failed presidential candidate mocks Wikileaks founder ate vent
Clinton mocked Assange, who she largely blames for her failed bid for the White House.
Speaking at an event in New York, Clinton said:
“I do think it's a little ironic that he may be the only foreigner that this administration would welcome to the United States."
Clinton was asked about the Wikileaks founder's arrest during the talk, which was also attended by Bill Clinton and former Clinton staffer Paul Begala who quipped “couldn't happen to a nicer guy.”
Clinton also vowed not to mention President Donald Trump by name in her talk.
“It is clear from the indictment that came out that it's not about punishing journalism, it's about assisting the hacking of the military computer to steal information from the US government,” she cautioned.
“The bottom line is that he has to answer for what he has done, at least as it's been charged.”
Clinton infamously uttered the line “We came, we saw, he died” when Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was brutally murdered during the NATO invasion of Libya.
Wikileaks has been a thorn in the Clinton' side for a long time, publishing thousands of damaging and embarrassing private email messages stolen from former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta.
The Wikileaks emails exposed multiple levels of corruption on the part of the Clinton campaign, which many believe was one of the main catalysts that lost her the election.
News of the event quickly spread, and according to the Daily Mail, a dozen people gathered outside the venue and began chanting, 'Where does Hillary Clinton belong? In jail!'
Some Trump supporters held a 10ft tall flag saying 'Re-elect Donald Trump, Keep America Great!' until police forced them to take it down.
Many advocates of the Wikileaks founder expressed dismay of Assange's' arrest, while Hillary supporters celebrated.
Prime Minister Theresa May, praised Assange's arrest in Parliament.
“In the United Kingdom, nobody is above the law,” said May.
Meanwhile, reactions from various American commentators and Former Hillary Clinton adviser and president of the Center for American Progress accused Assange of “fascist behavior” and “undermin[ing] democracy.”
Surprisingly, Trump told reporters he knew "nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing.”