Key Trump surrogates once led fight vs. WikiLeaks and Assange Author: CBS News Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. (CBS) — President-elect Trump cast doubt on Twitter Wednesday about the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia was behind the hacking of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. In doing so, Mr. Trump appeared to side with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who asserts Russia didn’t give his group the hacked Democratic emails that shook up the 2016 election.But back in 2010, when WikiLeaks first came to prominence after the massive leak by Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, several people who are now notable Trump surrogates led the charge against the organization and its controversial leader. They called Assange, among other things, a “handmaiden of terror” and “enemy combatant” with “blood on his hands.”Those surrogates include Rep. Peter King, of New York, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, former CIA Director James Woolsey, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Even Mr. Trump himself weighed in on Assange in 2010, saying, “I think it’s disgraceful. I think there should be like death penalty or something,” in video uncovered by shown on CNN’s KFile on Wednesday.“This person should be pursued,” King declared in a November 2010 Fox News interview. “Assange is absolutely guilty. He does have blood on his hands. And the fact is that there should be much more outrage.”“They are aiding and abetting terrorist organizations. They are providing the weapons to terrorist organizations, giving them information which they can use to kill Americans,” King said of WikiLeaks, adding, “Because they are accessories to a terrorist organization, we should declare them a terrorist organization.”In December that same year, Rep. King introduced a bill targeting WikiLeaks.“I consider Mr. Assange a handmaiden of terror. And he definitely has blood on his hands as far as I’m concerned,” said former CIA Director James Woolsey, now a Trump national security adviser and media surrogate, in a November 2010 MSNBC interview.Contrast that to his response Wednesday when asked about Mr. Trump’s citing of Julian Assange. “I don’t know what Julian Assange knows,” Woolsey said. “This really ought to be a situation in which we get at the facts and understand them before we start making judgments, it seems to me.” Another vocal Trump surrogate, Gingrich, commented on the issue seven years ago. “Information warfare is warfare, and Julian Assange is engaged in warfare. Information terrorism, which leads to people getting killed, is terrorism, and Julian Assange is engaged in terrorism,” he said in a December 2010 Fox interview. He concluded that Assange “should be treated as an enemy combatant. WikiLeaks should be closed down permanently and decisively.”Palin once condemned Assange in 2010 as an “anti-American operative with blood on his hands” after WikiLeaks published leaked emails of hers.But she did a complete 180 Tuesday, telling Assange she’s sorry, tweeting,”To Julian Assange: I apologize.”Elaborating in a Facebook post, Palin wrote, “I apologize for condemning Assange when he published my infamous (and proven noncontroversial, relatively boring) emails years ago,” and thanked him for exposing Democrats. Published: January 5, 2017 5:19 AM EST Updated: January 5, 2017 5:21 AM EST SHARE
Kevin Umroa’s first 10 wicket haul was not enough to stop Barbados from recording a slim three-wicket win over Guyana on the final day in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Under-19 three day tournament at Playing Hill Playing Field, St Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday. Umroa, who was awarded the player of the match for his five wicket hauls in both innings ended with match figures of 10-134 as his team slid to their second straight defeat.Guyana posted 203 and 142 with Barbados scoring 214 in their first innings and responding to the chase with 134-7 after resuming the final day on 31 without loss.Umroa removed opener Shain Braithwaite with a sharp caught and bowled for 22 while Ashmead Nedd snared two quick wickets in back-to-back overs to stun Barbados at 64-3. Barbados slipped further with Mekhail Marshall, Antonio Morris and Nyeem Young falling in a cluster and with Nico Reifer dismissed for 36 after edging to the wicket keeper, Guyana were back in the contest.Kilano Braithwaite’s 21-ball 19 was the back bone of the chase on the final day with Mathew Forde and Joshua Bishop’s unbeaten knock of 14 and 16 respectively was enough to see them through to the victory.
PRETORIA, (Reuters) – A battling 77 not out from Rory Burns yesterday gave England a fighting chance of improbable success as they need 255 more runs for victory in the first test against South Africa at Centurion Park. Set an imposing 376 runs to win the first of the four-match series, England reached 121 for one wicket at stumps on the third day after a positive start to an enormous task.No team has scored more than 251 to win a test at the Pretoria venue, where batting last is difficult on a deteriorating pitch, but England defied the odds to keep in the hunt with two days still to bat.Burns and Dom Sibley put on 92 for the opening wicket before Sibley (29) chipped the ball back to spinner Keshav Maharaj for a caught and bowled. Burns, who survived a review in the first over, played an attacking innings with Joe Denly (10 not out) in a supporting role.South Africa, who will have to take nine wickets to end a run of five successive test defeats, were bowled out for 272 in their second innings, just before tea on Saturday, after frustrating England in the field.With 15 wickets falling on a lively pitch on Friday, England would have been expecting to wrap up South Africa a lot earlier after they resumed at 72-4 overnight. But the home side extended their overnight lead of 175 runs by 200 as debutant Rassie van der Dussen scored 51, Vernon Philander 46 and nightwatchman Anrich Nortje 40.Jofra Archer did bag a five-wicket haul but it cost him 102 runs off 17 overs, including a bashing from Quinton de Kock who smacked him for three sixes in a cameo of 34 runs.De Kock who made 95 in the first innings, began by bludgeoning Archer for successive sixes off only the second and third balls he received to race to 30 runs off 17 balls at lunch. But he turned circumspect after the break and went out meekly as he nicked Ben Stokes behind.Instead it was Philander who kept the post-lunch runs flowing, taking his tally from five to 46 before being the last man out.South Africa were sent into bat on the first day and made 284 in their first innings before then bowling England out for 181.
The Nationals also head into the series starting No. 3 pitcher Patrick Corbin after using both Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg in the NL wild-card win against the Brewers.MORE: Watch Dodgers vs. Nationals live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)Can the Nats do it? Sure. The talent is certainly there. They have an MVP contender in Anthony Rendon, who notched a .319/.412/.598 slash line with 34 home runs. They have one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in Juan Soto and other young stars like Trea Turner and Victor Robles, who have the team poised for years of continued success. And of course, that rotation of Scherzer, Strasburg and Corbin is as dangerous a 1-2-3 punch as any in the NL.The problem is that the Dodgers have been here before and have found no problem winning in the past. There’s no proverbial monkey to get off the back for them until they get to the World Series. They’re back-to-back NL champions, and that same core that has done it in the past has looked even better this year. Cody Bellinger might be the NL MVP front-runner with his 1.035 OPS, 47 home runs and 15 stolen bases. Max Muncy and Justin Turner have again been reliable sources of power in the lineup. And a rotation that looked like one of the best last year only got better with Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw still dominating, and Hyun-Jin Ryu adding to the mix with an NL-leading 2.32 ERA. All three will be starting for the Dodgers in the matchup.Here is everything you need to know to watch the NLDS between the Dodgers and Nationals, including TV channels and first-pitch times for every game.What channel is Dodgers vs. Nationals on today?TV channel: TBSLive stream: fuboTVAll of the National League Division Series games will be shown live on TBS, with live streaming available through fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.On the TBS call throughout the Dodgers-Nationals series are Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Jeff Francoeur (analyst) and Alex Chappell (reporter). 3Nationals 4Dodgers 10LAD lead 2-1 2Dodgers 2Nationals 4Series tied 1-1 What time does NLDS Game 5 start?Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9First pitch: 8:37 p.m. ETGame 5 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Nationals will start at 6:40 p.m. ET and will be shown on TBS.Walker Buehler and Stephen Strasburg are the scheduled starting pitchers.MORE: Here’s why Walker Buehler is getting the ball for Game 5Dodgers vs. Nationals schedule, scoresGameHomeAwayDateTime1Dodgers 6Nationals 0LAD lead 1-0 4Nationals 6Dodgers 1Series tied 2-2 The Nationals accomplished something never before done in franchise history: they won an elimination game. Washington has made trips to the MLB postseason in the past, but always as a division winner. They never once advanced past the NLDS.In order to check off the next box, Washington has unenviable task of trying to stop the Dodgers, a team that finished 2019 with a 106-56 record, the best in the NL and second only to the Astros in the majors. 5DodgersNationalsWednesday, Oct. 98:37 p.m. ET