Washington — This week’s WikiLeaks document release will cost lives and jobs, former President Bill Clinton said in his first public comments on the issue that has embroiled his wife’s State Department.
“I’ll be very surprised if some people don’t lose their lives,” Clinton said while speaking in North Carolina on Tuesday night. “And goodness knows how many will lose their careers.”
Hillary Clinton has said that WikiLeaks’ acts are illegal and the former president echoed that view, saying that the site’s founder and editor Julian Assange knows he did something criminal. “That doesn’t mean that he did succeed in evading the reach of American law,” Bill Clinton said, the Associated Press reported.