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Julian Assange is no hero

Julian Assange is no hero

Some have suggested that the founder of WikiLeaks, who recently was sentenced in Britain to 50 weeks in jail for jumping bail seven years ago, should be viewed as a heroic defender of press freedom and the public’s right to know. But Julian Assange is no hero.

Mr. Assange is a purveyor of stolen material — classified American documents — who has been charged in the U.S. with encouraging and actively participating in the theft of that material and who later, according to the Mueller Report, coordinated with Russian intelligence to influence our 2016 presidential election in favor of candidate Donald Trump. Not to mention he’s also alleged to be a rapist.

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