Hillary rationalizes her loss by blaming WikiLeaks' Assange
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by Joseph Earnest
Earnest October 17, 2017
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YORK—During an interview with Four Corners, a program on the Australian TV network ABC, Hillary
Clinton derided WikiLeaks, an international non-profit organization that publishes secret information and news leaks, "a fully owned subsidiary of Russian intelligence." According to the former Democratic nominee, it was Assange who "colluded" with the Russian government to derail her presidential bid.
Clinton's interview was part of her publicity tour for her new book, "What Happened" which sheds light on what the former presidential candidate views as major reasons behind her defeat.
"In the broader sense of it, in terms of… information [that] was released in the Podesta emails — a range of material available on WikiLeaks website — demonstrated her as not a particularly glorious candidate," the Australian academic underscored.
Clinton, who turns 70 later this month, went on to label Russian President Vladimir Putin a "dictator," which, according to the geopolitical analyst, bears no relation to reality.
Clinton continues to play the blame game, accusing Moscow and WikiLeaks'
founder Julian Assange of conspiring to disrupt her presidential bid. Speaking
to Radio Sputnik, Australian geopolitical analyst Dr. Binoy Kampmark said
that the claims are groundless, since Clinton was "an appalling candidate"
in the first place.
Hillary Clinton's attempts to blame WikiLeaks and Russia for her defeat in the US presidential elections resembles nothing but an apologia for the appalling choice made by the Democratic Party, Dr. Binoy Kampmark, a geopolitical analyst senior lecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), told Radio Sputnik.
Clinton is trying to make amends, in some way, by accusing WikiLeaks and
[its founder] Julian Assange for that particular alleged connection to Russia,"
According to Dr. Kampmark, views vary in the country as to whether Russia poses a challenge to the US and its allies.
concern about Russia's interference is not so much as great here in Australia
but the politicians...try to make the case that Vladmir Putin is a considerable
problem...But the reality is that it is not a big story here," the
He added that Hillary Clinton is propagating the view that America's close ally Australia should worry about the Trump presidency, and the fact that he won, as she claims, "because of meddling by President Putin and by WikiLeaks."
He stated that some in Australia see Putin as a Russian patriot and "a good example to inspire [others]," however, "you've [also] got those like Foreign Minister [Julie Isabel] Bishop and the current Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull who share [US] criticism and suspicions about Vladimir Putin, because they can't quite understand his politics and his policies."