BREAKING: WikiLeaks ‘Suing CNN’ Over On-Air Assange Smear
WikiLeaks Suing CNN
WikiLeaks says it intends to sue CNN after a counter-terrorism analyst went on a smear campaign against Julian Assange calling him a ‘pedophile’ on air.
In a tweet on Wednesday, the whistle-blowing organization indicated it will bring legal action against CNN over the matter, tweeting: “We have issued instructions to sue CNN for defamation”.
We have issued instructions to sue CNN for defamation:https://t.co/YLfyQ9ROCy
Unless within 48h they air a one hour expose of the plot.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 4, 2017
The former CIA counter-terrorism analyst Phil Mudd was doing a segment on CNN about Assange’s recent interview with Fox News.
Mudd said that the Fox News interview “skirted the bottom line [of] do you know if the Russian’s were involved?… not ‘where did you get the information’.”
He later went on to label Assange as a “pedophile who lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.”
— New Day (@NewDay) January 4, 2017