Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is calling on the federal government to press charges against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in light of the latest WikiLeaks release.
“#PodestaEmail10 show HRC kept 55K emails from Congress. How much more evidence does the govt need to press charges?” Stein tweeted on Monday.
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) October 18, 2016
Stein also highlighted the hypocrisy that members of corporate media–who have spent months speculating “that Trump would try to silence critical journalism”– have offered no defense of the WikiLeaks releases, which have exposed the cozy relationship between members of corporate media and the Clinton campaign, and have revealed the failure of some “journalists” to critically cover the Clinton campaign.
Glenn Greenwald has said that the releases have revealed “serious impropriety” of the media’s collusion with the Clinton campaign– such as Donna Brazile’s decision to feed Clinton’s campaign with a question in advance for a town hall as Clinton was trying to defeat Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.
Where is the defense of Wikileaks from all the pundits who've speculated that Trump would try to silence critical journalism?
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) October 17, 2016
Stein has previously explained that members of corporate media are “prop[ping] up” Hillary Clinton and are smearing Clinton’s opponents because “they’re huge donors to her foundation.”
“Why does the corporate media prop up Hillary and smear her opponents? Because they’re huge donors to her foundation,” Stein wrote on Twitter. “90% of the US media is controlled by 6 corporations. The 2-party system has made them rich; no surprise they prop it up #FollowTheMoney.”
Stein has repeatedly attacked “corporate media” for not covering the Green Party’s “people-powered” campaign– a campaign, which, Stein says, presents voters with a clear alternative to Washington’s corporatist “uni-party.”