Leading up to the 2016 election Julian Assange of Wikileaks had no qualms about his opposition to Hillary Clinton. Through recently leaked private messages from Assange we find out that he wasn’t so much in favor of a GOP candidate, but more against Hillary Clinton in the White House.
Wikileaks played a significant role in the 2016 election when they released emails from the DNC and Clinton allies that revealed a lot of things that a presidential candidate would rather not be revealed.
In chat messages leaked to The Intercept some of Assange’s motives for his campaign against Hillary Clinton were clearly spelled out in black and white.
Assange’s belief was based not on a political agreement with the GOP or the right wing, but in the strategic idea that a GOP president would face a lot more scrutiny and resistance to taking on a military stance in the world than Hillary Clinton who was an interventionist with an adoring press that wouldn’t try to stop her.
The Intercept also highlights another related comment by Assange that came a few months later:
A few more months into the primary season, after Super Tuesday, Assange decried the idea of Clinton in the “white house with her blood lust and ambitions of empire with hawkish liberal-interventionist appointees like [Anne-Marie] Slaughter and digital expansionists such as Google integrated into the power structure. Then the republicans and trump in opposition constantly saying she’s weak and not invading enough.”
So it wasn’t a case of Julian Assange being pro GOP and later pro Donald Trump. It was the fact that he believed Hillary Clinton was evil and would do evil in the world as president, because there would be no one to stop her.