For candidate Donald Trump, WikiLeaks was a tool that allowed him to draw a clear line of distinction between who you could trust and who was "crooked." It didn’t matter that it was an outside actor clearly working to interfere with the election; the leaks made his opponent look worse, and that was good business. Looking at the long game of how such condoning and validation could impact national security simply didn’t factor into the October campaign game plan. In this episode of The SCIF, Juliette Kayyem discusses the danger of unleashing the mayhem of WikiLeaks and the reality of the organization now faced by President Trump.
WikiLeaks' controversial editor-in-chief, Julian Assange
He Loves WikiLeaks
March 10, 2017