FAST FIVE: Useful Idiots On Parade

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In addition to messing with our election, he's basically on Team Russia.” Plotz said of Wikileaks: “It's acting as an agent for a foreign governments, as it has with Russia.” Some people in this sore beset republic get hooked on opiates or crystal meth.

Nor do they mention the fact that the Mueller “team” (or any other US law enforcement agency) never indicted Mr Assange for “collusion” with Russia, nor even attempted to interview him and hear what he had to say about it.

On his own, Mr Assange has stated that Russia was not the source of the DNC emails he received and subsequently released to the US news media, including The New York Times, The WashPo, and the Cable TV News networks, who happily ran with the story.

There is a pretty good theory though, advanced by William Binney, a former National Security Agency official-turned-whistleblower, and other Intel Community associates, that he DNC data was “leaked,” not hacked, “by a person with physical access” to the DNC's computer system.

But these are not terms that the Slate Political Gabfest chose to follow in their analysis of Julian Assange and his activities.

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