Fox News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano has backed Julian Assange and went as far as to call him a “hero.”
According to The Daily Wire:
Over at Fox News, Judge Andrew Napolitano openly hailed the Wikileaks founder a “hero” for using his organization to publish information the “world had the right to see.”
“I have to tell you, in my opinion, Julian Assange is a hero,” said Napolitano on “Fox & Friends.” “What he published was truthful information that the American public and the world had the right to see.”
Napolitano said that Assange will likely have a “show trial” if brought her to the United States. Undoubtedly, he will be asked how he obtained emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign, though Napolitano believes Assange will simply say: “‘I’m not going to tell you how I got Hillary Clinton’s emails, but I got them and we published them.'”
On Thursday, British authorities entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London to arrest Assange, who had been granted political asylum in 2012. The U.S. put in an extradition request in 2017 for Assange for his having allegedly conspired with Chelsea Manning to hack U.S. government databases in order to publish sensitive information. The underlying indictment states that, “in March 2010, Assange engaged in a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNet), a U.S. government network used for classified documents and communications.”
The opinions surrounding Assange are wide ranging but it appears that he has the support of at least one Fox News personality.