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Sarah Palin Apologizes for Previous Julian Assange Criticism, Thanks Him For ‘Exposing the Truth’

In 2010, Palin called Assange ”an anti-American operative with blood on his hands“

Sarah Palin has backtracked on her previous comments regarding Julian Assange, and thanked him for “exposing the truth” about the Democratic Party.

“Exposing the truth re: the Left having been oh-so-guilty of atrocious actions and attitudes of which they’ve falsely accused others,” Palin wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “The media collusion that hid what many on the Left have been supporting is shocking. This important information that finally opened people’s eyes to democrat candidates and operatives would not have been exposed were it not for Julian Assange.”

Palin promoted Assange’s interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, in which Assange claimed that Russia was not the source of the DNC and John Podesta’s emails that many people feel helped influence the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.

“We have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party,” Assange told the Fox News host, who traveled to London for the wide-ranging interview.

Palin added that she now apologizes for “condemning Assange when he published my infamous (and proven noncontroversial, relatively boring) emails years ago.”

According to CNN, WikiLeaks had published some of Palin’s personal emails in 2008 while she was a candidate for vice president. And two years later, according to The Washington Times, Palin called Assange “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands” after WikiLeaks published a series of diplomatic cables. Palin had accused Assange of endangering U.S. military personnel.

However, in her Facebook post, she wrote that she still believes in protecting the troops.

“As I said at the time of being targeted and my subsequent condemnation, though, the line must be drawn before our troops or innocent lives deserving protection would be put at risk as a result of published emails,” she wrote. “Julian, I apologize.”

See her Facebook post below.