Hello and welcome to an odd alternating reality.
WikiLeaks, an online bastion of government leaks, sent out a tweet early Friday decrying a little bit of leaked information.
The Obama admin/ CIA is illegally funneling TOP SECRET // COMINT information to NBC for political reasons before PEOTUS even gets to read it.
WikiLeaks (@ wikileaks) January 6, 2017
The irony was just too rich.
WikiLeaks defended themselves by saying the information leaked by the government to NBC the official reporton Russian election hacking that authorities were scheduled to give to Trump Friday doesn't qualify as a leak.
WikiLeaks may have a point about political advantage, but it's hard to see how this is “not a leak.” Besides, WikiLeaks has also been accused of leaking information for political advantage, as it expend a huge amount of attempt on anti-Clinton leaks during the presidential campaign.
And now, the pro-Donald Trump aspects of the group's thinking are even clearer. They lament Trump not watching info before the public. They tweet about Trump's tweets. They even tweet about what Trump said to media outlets.
And when their motives are questioned, it's hard to see their response as anything but anti-transparency.
WikiLeaks is the expert on WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks Task Force (@ WLTaskForce) January 6, 2017
What a turnaround, eh?