Assange: Hillary Clinton Should Resign
... If she ordered staffers to engage in 'espionage'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2010 6:12 PM CST
An Aug. 14, 2010, photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.   (AP Photo/Scanpix/Bertil Ericson, File)

(Newser) – WikiLeaker Julian Assange doesn't have much sympathy for the diplomatic heat Hillary Clinton is taking over the sometimes embarrassing cables leaked from her State Department. Asked by Time whether she should resign, he responded: "I don't think it would make much of a difference either way. But she should resign if it can be shown that she was responsible for ordering US diplomatic figures to engage in espionage in the United Nations, in violation of the international covenants to which the US has signed up. Yes, she should resign over that."

Assange, speaking via Skype from an undisclosed location, was referring to allegations that Clinton told employees to dig up personal information on foreign officials. As to whether he's breaking the law: "It's very important to remember the law is not what, not simply what, powerful people would want others to believe it is. The law is not what a general says it is. The law is not what Hillary Clinton says it is."