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Tapper: What Happens If Republicans Praising WikiLeaks Suddenly Become Their Target?

tapperCNN’s Jake Tapper today tackled the serious issues raised by the John Podesta emails obtained by WikiLeaks, but also wondered if Republicans are playing a dangerous game by praising the transparency organization so much.

Tapper first brought up an email showing Qatar pledging $1 million to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, and asked if the Clintons really don’t “owe an explanation” for all this.

Bakari Sellers pushed back and said the email doesn’t prove anything and is an example of people “making something out of nothing.”

Republicans, of course, have been very welcoming of the Podesta leaks (and so are a certain subset of liberals), and Tapper posed this question to a Republican guest:

“Aren’t Republicans playing with fire here by accepting and applauding WikiLeaks? Because at some point they’re gonna run––WikiLeaks and the Russian hackers or whomever are gonna run out of people to hack who are Democrats, and they’re gonna say, ‘Well, let’s take a look at what Rudy Giuliani’s got going on.’ And at that point, it will be impossible for Republicans to say ‘Wait a second, these are stolen documents, we can’t give credence to them.'”

Watch how the discussion unfolded above, via CNN.

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