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> There are a number of things connecting Assange to Russia.

His own OkCupid listed that he loved everything Russian (except the food) long before the 2016 election:


That being said, while he's a piece of shit we need to be careful we don't erode press freedoms we've had for a very long time just because we really don't like one jerk.

And what if a Russian agent disrupting USA elections masquerades as a journalist?

And what if a journalist who uncovers malfeasance by a candidate is maligned as an agent of a foreign power?

Part of living in a democracy is dealing with the consequences of free speech as an accepted cost of living in a free society.

If you’re releasing factual information about the DNC that’s doing the US a service and what a journalist should do.

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