Feb 5, 2017

Assange: I have "interesting info" for French election

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Julian Assange has told the Russian newspaper Izvestia that Wikileaks has "interesting information" on French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, the chief opponent of Marine Le Pen in this spring's election.

But wait: The "interesting information" was apparently already released in a Wikileaks tweet that attempts to paint Macron as attempting to hide his prior background in finance. That information can be found on his Wikipedia page.

Even still: This is Wikileaks implicitly backing another right-wing populist, just months after the organization acted as a conduit for Russia to release documents detrimental to Hillary Clinton's campaign. Le Pen just kicked off her campaign with a decidedly Trumpian tone.

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