Trump insists he knew ‘nothing’ about WikiLeaks after Julian Assange’s arrest

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President Trump said Thursday he “absolutely” believed that there was “illegal” and “unprecedented” spying on his campaign — and insisted that he knew “nothing” about WikiLeaks.

“It’s hard to believe that it happened, but it did. There was spying on my campaign,” Trump said during a White House appearance with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Turning to WikiLeaks, he downplayed his knowledge of the website and its creator, Julian Assange, or Assange’s arrest in London hours earlier.

“I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing. I know there is something happening with Julian Assange,” he said. “It’s not my deal in life.”

He said Attorney General William Barr will deal with Assange’s fate and the allegations that there was “spying” on Trump’s campaign, a charge Barr raised during a congressional hearing a day earlier.

In the past, Trump has lavished praise on WikiLeaks.

“WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks,” he said on Oct. 10, 2016, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

“This WikiLeaks stuff is unbelievable. It tells you the inner heart, you gotta read it,” he said two days later in Florida.

“It’s been amazing what’s coming out on WikiLeaks,” he added a day after that in Ohio.

“Another one came in today. This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove,” Trump said on Oct. 31 in Michigan.

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