WATCH: Trump Says ‘WikiLeaks’ 141 Times During Final Month Of Campaign
Friday brought the bombshell indictments from the Mueller investigation of 12 Russian intelligence officers on hacking and conspiracy charges related to 2016 election meddling. The conspirators are accused of accessing the emails of the Democratic National Committee, the DCCC, and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and released them to hurt Clinton during the election.
The Podesta emails, specifically, were disseminated through Julian Assange’s organization WikiLeaks in a drip-drip fashion during the final month of the presidential election. And one of the biggest fans of WikiLeaks — who received and laundered hacked material from Russian operatives looking to impact the election — was none other than the candidate who was helped by the hacks and the current president, Donald J. Trump.
How much did he love WikiLeaks during the stretch run of the campaign, a period when he was dealing with the fallout of the Access Hollywood tape? He approvingly mentioned the organization 141 times on the campaign trail.
With Friday’s indictments bringing WikiLeaks and the hacking back into the spotlight, MSNBC compiled every single time Trump shouted out their name in that final month. Every. Single. One.
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