Ron Paul asks Wikileaks to steal documents from the Federal Reserve
Fox News host Andrew Napolitano has been a very vocal supporter of Wikileaks. Last night he interviewed Republican Ron Paul who is the incoming chair of House Financial Services Committee panel that oversees monetary policy. Paul requests Wikileaks to steal and publish secret Federal Reserve documents.
“What we need is more Wikileaks on the Federal Reserve. Can you imagine what it would be like if we have every conversation of the last 10 years with the Federal Reserve people and the Federal Reserve chairman, with all the other central bankers of the world, and every agreement and quid pro quo that they have? I mean, it would be massive. The people would be so outraged.”
Later in the discussion, Judge Napolitano asks Paul directly about his views on Wikileaks, to which Paul replied, “in a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble.” He also called the desire to charge Assange for treason “wild,” given he is an Australian citizen, and questioned what difference in media there was between Wikileaks and the New York Times that prevented one of them from being prosecuted over the other.
Having the support of American legislators is certainly a new thing for Assange, as most have either refrained from commenting or called him a terrorist. Paul and the libertarian-leaning American commentators seem to have been won over, though Paul made it clear nothing would make them happier than seeing the semi-anonymous group take down the Fed. The discussion from last night’s Freedom Watch on Fox Business below:
It’s bad enough to have this stuff on Fox News but to have an elected Republican in charge of monetary policy advocating for illegally publishing secret documents to undermine our economy should outrage everybody.