U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan tweeted praise for Wikileaks' release of emails hacked from a top Hillary Clinton aide's account Monday morning.
The document-leaking site has been periodically releasing caches of emails from Clinton presidential campaign chairman John Podesta for nearly two weeks. Those emails have included excerpts from Clinton's previously unreleased speeches to Wall Street financial firms, discussions on Clinton's private email server and aides' critical comments about Catholics and evangelical Christians. The Clinton campaign has declined to confirm whether any of the emails are authentic and have accused Russian state actors of their release to Wikileaks.
"Let me be clear: Thank God for Wikileaks - doing the job that [the mainstream media] WON'T!" Duncan tweeted Monday morning.
Duncan later clarified that he did not support "illegal activity" or Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.
Not praise for Assange. Thankful info is out there for sure, but never have condoned illegal activity. Maybe if HRC hadn't destroyed emails— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) October 17, 2016