Hypocrisy: Trump Lawyers Keep Defending WikiLeaks, Yet His Secretary of State Pick Wants Assange’s Head on a Platter

By Cassandra Fairbanks

President Donald Trump’s attorneys have been quietly making the case in defense of WikiLeaks throughout legal filings responding to a lawsuit filed by Democrat Party donors who allege that the campaign and former advisor Roger Stone conspired with Russians to publish the leaked Democratic National Committee emails.

This is despite the fact that efforts by the US to arrest Assange have expanded under the Trump administration as Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared the publishers arrest a “priority.”

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who is now Trump’s pick to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, has also claimed that Assange has “no First Amendment rights” and that the agency, under his direction, is “working to take down WikiLeaks.”

Yet, buried within hundreds of pages of case filings, in a motion filed in October, lawyer Michael A. Carvin argued that under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230), “a website that provides a forum where ‘third parties can post information’ is not liable for the third party’s posted information.”

“That is so even when even when the website performs ‘editorial functions’ ‘such as deciding whether to publish,’” the filing contends. “Since WikiLeaks provided a forum for a third party …read more

Source:: The Gateway Pundit