Tucker Carlson Defends Julian Assange’s Journalism as Pardon Campaign Grows

Tucker Carlson Defends Julian Assange’s Journalism as Pardon Campaign Grows. By Allum Bokhari.

Amid a growing campaign for the pardon of Julian Assange, Tucker Carlson hosted the WikiLeaks founder’s fiancée, Stella Morris, on his Fox News Channel show last night to make the case for his pardon. …

“Whatever you think of Julian Assange and what he did, he is effectively a journalist. He took information and he put it in a place the public could read it,” said Tucker.

“One of the striking things about this case is that he is in jail because he released documents — which he did not steal, he simply provided a platform for those documents — that showed the U.S. government was illegally spying on me, and everybody else in this country,” Carlson continued.

“350 million Americans illegally spied upon by their government. Now, the people who did that — Clapper, Brenan, people who knew about it, participated in it, they are not being punished. But the guy who revealed that they were doing it is.”

“For what it’s worth, I think the President probably does want to pardon him,” said Tucker as he wrapped up the segment.

“I think there are a lot of sinister people who don’t want the pardon to happen.”

Despite staunch opposition from the deep state and foreign policy establishment, pardoning Assange has bipartisan support.

It’s time to free Julian Assange.

hat-tip Stephen Neil