There was a time, not long ago, when people who called themselves liberals or leftists were suspicious of the CIA and cheered the activism of Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
(It was Assange who released Bradley Manning’s videos of Bush-era U.S. military helicopters murdering an innocent news cameraman in 2008; a revelation that led to no punishment whatsoever for the killers but the imprisonment of Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning.)
All throughout the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, people who call themselves liberals were suspicious of the CIA; rightfully accusing the CIA of controlling geopolitical events from behind the scenes. Evidence is overwhelming that elements within the CIA killed JFK and helped cover up the crime in 1963.
Now, however, “liberals” trust the CIA and are suspicious of Assange!
The government-cheerleader site Salon.com is decrying the fact that Donald Trump doesn’t “trust” the CIA’s claim that Russia “hacked” the 2016 election. Instead, Trump trusts Julian Assange’s assurances that the alleged “hacked” Hillary emails came from a source other than “Russians.”
(Assange released emails during the campaign to show Hillary’s corruption–including Hillary’s spending of hundreds of thousands of dollars of “Clinton Foundation” funds on her daughter’s wedding, Hillary’s antisemitic attacks on Bernie Sanders’ religion in southern states, and coverups of her State Department activities.)
(Assange has stated repeatedly that the emails were provided to his Wikileaks organization by disgruntled Bernie-Sanders supporters–not “the Russians.”)