Is WikiLeaks Russia’s ‘useful idiot,’ its ‘agent of influence,’ or something else?

About a dozen years ago, an enigmatic, silver-haired hacker from Australia launched a web portal that grew to become, in his words, “a giant library of the world's most persecuted documents.” WikiLeaks, under the guidance of founder Julian Assange, has since published more than 10 million documents on war, spying and corruption. The group earned notoriety in U.S. national security circles in 2010 for leaking footage of an American airstrike that killed Iraqi journalists. It would later dump more than 250,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables, and hundreds of secret files on the Guantanamo Bay military prison. But after WikiLeaks amplified … >>More