The us president, Donald Trump, denounces WikiLeaks, after he previously hailed the organization during the election campaign in 2016.
- I don't know anything about WikiLeaks. It is not something for me, said Donald Trump at a press conference on Thursday local time.
the Press conference was held in conjunction with the South Korean president's visit in Washington D. C.
the Opinion fall, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in the Ecuador embassy in London.
WikiLeaks came into the world spotlight in June 2010. It came to pass, when the released about 90,000 classified documents. The majority of them was about the americans ' war in Afghanistan.
Under the Trumps campaign in 2016 praised the current president WikiLeaks. Particularly was he fond of documents from the Democratic Party, which was about the alleged Russian efforts to influence the choice of Trumps advantage.
the Documents were highly damaging for the Trumps at the time biggest rival, Hillary Clinton.
A count of the news agency AP shows that Donald Trump at least 100 times during his election campaign praised WikiLeaks.
- the WikiLeaks I love WikiLeaks, said Trump during a valgmøde in Pennsylvania.
WikiLeaks is a hoards, said Trump in Michigan.
- I love to read WikiLeaks, he said in Ohio.
But after the arrest of the australian Assange is Trump turned on a plate.
- I know that WikiLeaks has something with Julian Assange to do, but I really don't know anything about him, said Trump on the press conference on Thursday.
Assange has resided at Ecuador's embassy in London for almost seven years in fear of being extradited to the UNITED states. Ecuador gave Assange citizenship in January.
It was an unsuccessful attempt to secure him diplomatic immunity so that he could leave the embassy in London without being arrested by the british authorities.
It was the british police, who arrested Assange on Thursday after a request from the UNITED states. Assange stands to a maximum of five years in prison in the UNITED states for the attempt to hack a regeringscomputer. The case of extradition to the UNITED states to the court the 12. June.
the UN human rights system has on Friday stated that the whereas, it is also important to rights.