Appearing on HBO’s Real Time, Friday night, host Bill Maher and filmmaker Michael Moore marveled at how conservatives have taken the side of WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange now that they are attacking Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton even more than Donald Trump does on a daily basis.
According to Maher, WikiLeaks has succumbed to mission drift; randomly going after targets, but now seemingly solely focused on trying to disrupt Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“Have they drifted from their original goal, Mike? I know you’re a big fan of Julian Assange. I feel like he’s drifted,” Maher asked Moore. “Now, it’s a lot of personal shit. At the beginning, it was about ‘we’re exposing what’s going on at Guantanamo Bay, and the Iraq War, and letters of Scientology,’ and last year their big thing was the Sony hack. ‘Let’s find out what studio executives think of Adam Sandler!’ I really feel like he’s lost his way a little — and he hates Hillary.”
According to the progressive filmmaker, who first backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders before supporting Clinton, Assange is an anarchist who has no interest in anything other than blowing up the system.
“I think WikiLeaks and I think Assange, they’re essentially anarchists and they know, just like a lot of people voting for Trump know, that he’s their human Molotov cocktail and they want to blow up the system,” said Moore. “It’s an anarchic move.”
Watch the video below via YouTube: