The conservative embrace of Julian Assange

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been roundly attacked in this country for revealing military and diplomatic secrets. But, President-elect Trump seems to believe Assange -- as opposed to US Intelligence agencies -- when it comes to Russian hacking. Last night, Assange himself was guest of Sean Hannity, a Trump supporter, on Fox News. Assange pointed an accusatory finger at the Obama Administration for trying to "delegitimize" President-elect Trump.

While Trump supporter Sarah Palin has urged Americans to watch that interview, South Carolina's Republican Senator Lindsay Graham has other ideas, dismissing Assange's credibility. "In Julian Assange World, we are all the bad guy."

Josh Meyer, senior reporter for the NBC News Investigations Unit, says it's troubling that the President-elect of the US is finding everyone else in the world to blame other than those that intelligence experts have uncovered.

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Guest:
Josh Meyer - Politico - @JoshMeyerDC

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Elizabeth Segal, Evan George