WikiLeaks, the site that dumped the DNC email leak a few days ago, warned MSNBC’s Joy Reid yesterday after she teased a discussion on her show about the “affinity” between Donald Trump, Russia, and WikiLeaks:
@JoyAnnReid You are pushing a discredited conspiracy theory. There is no affinity, whatsoever. Our lawyers will monitor your program.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 24, 2016
The emails were reportedly breached by hackers connected to the Russian government, which has led to talk that maybe Russia is doing this to help Donald Trump, who has said things that Putin might find attractive in an American president. (There’s also the fact that the only part of the GOP platform his team amended was the anti-Putin part.)
There were naturally some people stunned by this, including Reid’s own MSNBC colleague Rachel Maddow:
"our lawyers will monitor your program"? seriously? and will you lurk in the alley, too? https://t.co/Jw09jrkP5K
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) July 24, 2016
— Kim Ghattas (@BBCKimGhattas) July 24, 2016
— J. Kelly in Cali (@jkellyca) July 24, 2016
— (((Susan Danzig))) (@SusanDanzig219) July 24, 2016
On her show this morning, Reid brought up the “affinity to Russia that is there in the WikiLeaks world.” No word yet from WikiLeaks on whether she said anything to trigger their lawyers.
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