The secret organization is not happy Reid is exploring a connection between Russia, WikiLeaks and the hack of DNC emails
First, the Democratic National Committee. Now Joy Reid?
WikiLeaks, the nonprofit organization famous for publishing secret information, says it may target MSNBC host Joy Reid if she continues to talk on air about an “affinity” between Donald Trump, Russia, and WikiLeaks.
Reid and others have suggested that Russia is behind the leak of sensitive Democratic National Committee emails that have led to the resignation of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
A popular theory is that Russian President Vladimir Putin feels a Donald Trump presidency would be more favorable to Russia, leading to Russia hacking into DNC emails and providing them to Wikileaks.
Reid promised to look into the possible connection, and that’s when it all hit the fan, leading to this ominous response from WikiLeaks:
@JoyAnnReid You are pushing a discredited conspiracy theory. There is no affinity, whatsoever. Our lawyers will monitor your program.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 24, 2016
Thankfully, other journalists and supporters quickly rallied around Reid.
— Kim Ghattas (@BBCKimGhattas) July 24, 2016
"our lawyers will monitor your program"? seriously? and will you lurk in the alley, too? t.co/Jw09jrkP5K
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) July 24, 2016