“The press should never appologise [sic] for publishing true information,” Julian Assange tweeted on his Twitter account which he reactivated earlier this week.
The message was in response to a Trump tweet sent out early on Thursday morning, in which he wrote: “Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years. Failing @nytimes (and others) must apologize!”
On Tuesday, the New York Times published a story – citing “four current and former American officials,” whose names were not given – which claimed that “members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.”
During a briefing in Washington on Thursday afternoon, Trump said the “leaks are real,” but “the news is fake.” The remarks created a bubble of confusion online.
“The failing New York Times wrote a big, long front-page story yesterday …