During Trump’s campaign tour, a complementary gesture was fully given to WikiLeaks. However, recently, Trump’s Mike Pompeo, the CIA director, is launching a war against WikiLeaks. the director denounced WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, declaring the organization a “hostile non state intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia” and that “it ends now.”
Pompeo stated WikiLeaks operates outside the First Amendment protections and therefore is fair game in the language Pompeo speaks.Now some 10 weeks into the job WikiLeaks might face an US action quench their leaked disclosures.
Once praised by Trump on exposing emails stolen from the DNC, WikiLeaks is on the CIA’s hit list. The recent Vault 7 series that commenced in February, releasing disclosures on CIA spying and hacking tools in devices such as Smart TVs, Android and iPhones hurt the CIA.
“WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. It has encouraged its followers to find jobs at CIA in order to obtain intelligence,” Pompeo said. “I can’t go into great detail, but the steps we take can’t be static.”
Over the last decade WikiLeaks released significant documents on the war in Afghanistan, including the Collateral Murder video that shot both Assange and Chelsea Manning into the public as well as government eye. Documents and files relating to detained Guantanamo Bay prisoners, war logs, diplomatic cables that highlighted political maneuvering in issues such as the War on Terror and climate change were also released for public interest, as was the Syria Files.
Until 2016 WikiLeaks made their way and reserved a place in the US newspaper – almost on daily basis – with its John Podesta release and the DNC leak. Outdoing itself, in early 2017, the new WikiLeaks target was the CIA in its Vault 7 series.