Others say Assange is no victim, he is a dangerous megalomaniac who is in hiding because he refuses to be questioned by Swedish authorities in regards to rape charges against him. He could leave the Ecuadorian Embassy any time he wants.
And many have pointed out how often WikiLeaks releases line up with Kremlin interests.
It seems odd that the world’s most prominent whistleblowing website has leaked nothing on Donald Trump and his mysterious tax records, yet is leaking the personal details of Democrat party donors. It seems highly likely that Wikileaks received these leaked emails from hackers working for the Russian Government.
Others say this isn't about right versus left: Assange still stands for speaking truth to power and opposing censorship in all forms.
And many on the left, including Jill Stein and Cornel West, still applaud Assange for exposing American military operations and telling the truth about our military-industrial complex.
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein hailed Julian Assange as a hero Saturday, saying the WikiLeaks founder's disclosure of Democratic National Committee emails exposed the American electorate to important information. "Any time that we have efforts to bring information to the American people, to the world, is something worth supporting," running mates Ajamu Baraka said in a separate interview with CNN."That's what we love about Julian. He's not perfect," Cornel West said. "That brother is honest. He's willing to disclose the truth about the American empire."
According to a newly released Foreign Policy report, leaked communications show Wikileaks declined to release a cache of hacked Russian documents in the summer of 2016, dismissing the only partially published records as “already public.” While there will be plenty of talk about this being proof of founder Julian Assange’s loyalties to Russia, it most prominently displays his general hypocrisy and self-interest.