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Sarah Palin, former WikiLeaks target, apologizes to Julian Assange

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Palin also thanked him for exposing ‘media collusion’ supported by ‘the Left.’

Last night was Fox News’s much-publicized interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose release of Hillary Clinton‘s campaign emails is thought to have helped sway the 2016 election in Donald Trump‘s favor. 

One political figure who tuned in was former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin

During the 2008 presidential campaign, she was on the receiving end of one of WikiLeaks’ indiscriminate email dumps, when a private Yahoo account she used as governor of Alaska was hacked and had its contents turned over to the site

At the time, Palin’s campaign manager called it a “shocking invasion of the governor’s privacy and a violation of law.”

After watching Assange last night, Palin had a change of heart. She took to Facebook to issue an apology.

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Back in 2008, it was reported Palin was using a non-government issued email address to try and circumvent the Alaskan Freedom of Information Act. Several years later, she called Assange un-American and pondered why the government hadn’t tried to kill him yet. 

“[Assange] is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?” 

Life, as they say, comes at you fast. 

H/T IBTimes

David Covucci

David Covucci

David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]