WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange issued an official response after CIA director Mike Pompeo blasted the organization during his first press conference. The back and forth has surprised many as President Trump formerly claimed to love WikiLeaks and the work the organization did. In Pompeo's April 13, 2017, press conference, he declared WikiLeaks a "hostile intelligence service," and vowed to stop the organization, as well as Assange. President Trump has yet to publicly comment on Pompeo's remarks. Trump previously referred to WikiLeaks' documents that exposed Hillary Clinton's campaign's private email conversations as a treasure trove. Assange specifically talked about the First Amendment, freedom of the press, and the threat of tyranny in his response that was shared via Twitter.
Read Julian Assange's Response to CIA Director Mike Pompeo Via WikiLeaks' Twitter