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Trump’s First Presidential Act Should Reward the Man Who Handed Him the Election

Free Julian Assange!

Trump claims he wants, in his first 100 days as president, to “clean out the swamp” in Washington, DC. If he’s serious about that Herculean, and immensely popular task, he should reverse the Obama policy of, for the past eight years, vigorously prosecuting and jailing government whistleblowers. President Obama’s administration has been the most secretive and the most aggressive prosecutor of whistleblowing of any administration in history, and that Nixonian obsession with secrecy has been one of the primary reasons for the endemic corruption in the nation’s capital.

But even if Trump is not serious about rooting out government and political corruption, he still owes it to Assange to stop the US government’s hounding of him publishing leaked government documents, given how his own campaign benefited from some of those very leaks.

If the new president-elect really does want to be the “president of all Americans,” and wants to try and win over the majority of US citizens who polls show don’t trust him and didn’t vote for him (Trump, like G. W. Bush, lost the popular vote, remember), a good place to start would be to end the hounding of Julian Assange.

story | by Dr. Radut