Paul Ryan: Assange a ‘sycophant for Russia’

The Republicans will dominate all of the presidency, the Senate and Congress in the new term, but the way the year has started suggests it may not be unbridled power – the horses seem to be hitched and pulling in different directions.

There was an attempt to slash oversight of Congress, followed by a Trump frowning via Twitter a rapid u-turn – see The Swamp fights back.

Now Paul Ryan calls Julian Assange a ‘sycophant for Russia’.

Mr. Assange reiterated this week in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Russia was not the source behind the internal communications from Democratic officials that WikiLeaks released during the campaign.

In a series of Wednesday morning tweets, President-elect Donald Trump touted Mr. Assange’s recent testimony and questioned why Democratic officials were so “careless” with their communications.

But…

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Wednesday told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he really has no opinion on Mr. Assange, “other than I think the guy is a sycophant for Russia.”

Also:

@Evan_McMullin
.@SpeakerRyan on Julian Assange: “He leaks. He steals data and compromises national security.”

All Press Corps eyes will probably be atwitter and atrump.

 

10 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  5th January 2017

    ” ‘House Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Wednesday told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he really has no opinion on Mr. Assange, “other than I think the guy is a sycophant for Russia.’ ”

    That’s rich, coming from a *hypocrite for Trump*

  2. Noel

     /  5th January 2017

    Hes right. Assange is a theif.
    I would take the evidence of those who have spent month s tracking Fancy Bear and the other threads well before I would give any crediance to Assange.
    As for Snowdon the traitor who released the names telephone numbers and adresses of the worlds intelligence analysts putting them at risk he can rot wherever he is..

    • Blazer

       /  5th January 2017

      how would intel analysts be at risk…Noel?

      • Noel

         /  5th January 2017

        Fortunately all the data was dated.

        • Noel

           /  5th January 2017

          Triads in NZ able to know details of all the Customs analysts. Close enough?

  3. Klik Bate

     /  5th January 2017

  4. Klik Bate

     /  5th January 2017

    Is Kim Dotcom trying to TELL us something ❓