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Hillary Clinton Just Told Five Blatant Lies About WikiLeaks

• Ron Paul Institute - Caitlin Johnstone

As part of her ongoing "Thank God You Didn't Elect Me" tour, Hillary Clinton made her debut on Australian television last night in an interview with the ABC's Sarah Ferguson. Though she didn't repeat her infamous "17 intelligence agencies" lie, which she'd continued to regurgitate long after that claim had been conclusively debunked, there were still plenty of whoppers to be heard.

From her ridiculous claim that the aggressively protested DNC convention was "very positive" to her completely baseless assertion that Bernie Sanders "couldn't explain his programs" during the primaries, Clinton did a fine job of reminding us all why the average American finds her about as trustworthy as a hungry crocodile. But while she has blamed her loss on James Comey and Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders and self-hating women and the media and uninformed voters and voter suppression and her campaign staff and the DNC and campaign finance laws and Jill Stein and the Electoral College and Anthony Weiner and sexism and Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton reserved the lion's share of her deceit for the organization she hates most of all: WikiLeaks.

Here are five lies that Clinton told about the outlet during her ABC interview:

Lie 1: Claims WikiLeaks never publishes anything about Russia

"And if he's such a, you know, martyr of free speech, why doesn't WikiLeaks ever publish anything coming out of Russia?" Clinton asks of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, mere weeks after WikiLeaks published a massive leak drop on Russian domestic surveillance. Prior to that WikiLeaks had published hundreds of thousands of critical documents pertaining to Russia. She lied, and there's no way she didn't know she was lying.

Lie 2: Podesta leaks were timed to eclipse the Access Hollywood "grab them by the pu**y" October surprise.

"WikiLeaks, which in the world in which we find ourselves promised hidden information, promised some kind of secret that might be of influence, was a very clever, diabolical response to the Hollywood Access [sic] tape," said Clinton in response to a question by Ferguson about the fact that WikiLeaks dropped the first Podesta emails shortly after the "grab them by the pu**y" audio leak surfaced on October 7.

This is another blatant lie. Assange had been promoting an incoming leak drop for days prior to October 7, as evidenced in articles like this one by Reuters titled "WikiLeaks' Assange signals release of documents before US election". Everyone knew the leaks were coming. According to NBC sources who spoke with TMZ, it was the release of the Access Hollywood tape that was moved forward to the 7th.

Lie 3: Implying that there was nothing incriminating in the Democratic party emails that WikiLeaks published.

Throughout the interview, Clinton babbled about the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, babbled about Russian propaganda, babbled about the content of the leaked emails being twisted into something false?—?babbled about everything except the undeniably incriminating things found in those documents. Whenever you get Clinton talking about WikiLeaks, she insists that the problem wasn't the revelation of an appalling amount of corruption, but a Kremlin-backed propaganda campaign to make perfectly innocuous emails look bad.

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