Former Governor of Alaska and Vice Preseidential nominee Sarah Palin has had a change of heart when it comes to Wikileaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange.
Here is what Palin said in her apology, which was released on Facebook, to the head of the whistleblower organization:
To Julian Assange: I apologize.
Please watch Sean Hannity‘s interview with Julian Assange (Wikileaks).
Exposing the truth re: the Left having been oh-so-guilty of atrocious actions and attitudes of which they’ve falsely accused others. The media collusion that hid what many on the Left have been supporting is shocking. This important information that finally opened people’s eyes to democrat candidates and operatives would not have been exposed were it not for Julian Assange.
I apologize for condemning Assange when he published my infamous (and proven noncontroversial, relatively boring) emails years ago.
As I said at the time of being targeted and my subsequent condemnation, though, the line must be drawn before our troops or innocent lives deserving protection would be put at risk as a result of published emails.
Julian, I apologize.
– Sarah Palin
ps. If you get the chance, catch the movie “Snowden.” That movie and Hannity’s interview tonight are quite enlightening.
Palin’s apology to Assange is a large turn around from her 2010 comments about him, which she also released on Facebook. In her post where she compared Wikileaks to a “terrorist organization,” Palin said,
“Assange is not a ‘journalist,’ any more than the ‘editor’ of al Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a ‘journalist.’ He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.”
Opinions about Palin and Assange aside, the former governor’s apology is sort of refreshing in the sense that it is a rarity to see any politician openly apologize or admit wrongfulness.
Palin’s comments also come on the heels of the Wikileaks founder appearing on Fox News for a face-to-face interview with host Sean Hannity. During the interview Assange and Hannity discussed the 2016 presidential election email scandals, and whether or not Russia was the source for the compromised emails. Assange assured the TV host that “our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.”