WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has accused Hillary Clinton of espionage while meeting other diplomats at the United Nations. Assange, who interviewed with “Time” magazine from an undisclosed location Tuesday, said he felt Clinton should step down from her Secretary of State position “if it can be shown that she was responsible for ordering U.S. diplomatic figures to engage in espionage in the United Nations.”
The White House isn’t happy over charges against Hillary Clinton by the WikiLeak founder. White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, held a press conference today defending Clinton.
Robert Gibbs said the suggestion by WikiLeaks that Hillary Clinton has anything to do with espionage “are both ridiculous and absurd.”
“Secretary Clinton is doing a great job,” Gibbs added. “The president has great confidence in and admires the work that Secretary Clinton has done.”
On Tuesday, however, officials of the State Department said there were secret instructions to American diplomats to organize sensitive material personal in nature regarding foreign leaders from U.S. intelligence. They added that the task didn’t include having diplomats partake in spying or espionage.
Apparently DNA and biometric data on foreign leaders were in the leaked in cable information published by WikiLeaks.
The White House is firm in its defense of Hillary Clinton against Julian Assange, but WikiLeaks will continue its persistence in harming U.S. Intelligence and members of it’s high political powers?
Source: ABC News, Salon.com