Bill Maher interviewed Wikileaks head Julian Assange last night and had one thing on his mind. Maher wanted to know why Wikileaks hasn’t hacked Donald Trump yet. Maher questioned Assange about the ethics of hacking the DNC while Hillary Clinton is the only person standing between Trump and the White House.
“Why don’t you hack into Donald Trump’s tax returns?” Maher asked. Trump has refused to release his tax returns, despite every presidential candidate doing so since the 1970s. Assange implied that Wikileaks may soon have something to publish from the Trump campaign in a ‘watch this space’ moment.
Maher then criticized Wikileaks for encouraging the idea there was a plot against Bernie Sanders. Assange said he ‘knew’ the DNC had plotted to stop Sanders winning the nomination and he was delighted with the resignations the email leak caused.
Maher, a reluctant Clinton supporter, took Assange to task for apparently co-operating with Russia to hurt the Democrats. “It looks like you are working with a bad actor, Russia, to put your thumb on the scale and basically fuck with the one person who stands in the way of us being ruled by Donald Trump.”
You can watch the full interview below.