Mike Pence: Trump Never Endorsed Wikileaks [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports:

Vice President Pence asserted in an interview broadcast Friday that President Trump’s enthusiastic reaction to WikiLeaks’ releases of damaging material on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race did not amount to an endorsement of the organization.

“I think the president always, as you and the media do, always welcomes information,” Pence said in an interview with CNN. “But that was in no way an endorsement of an organization that we now understand was involved in disseminating classified information by the United States of America.”

During the closing stretch of the 2016 campaign, Trump repeatedly extolled WikiLeaks at his rallies for sharing hacked emails from Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. NBC News tallied that Trump cited WikiLeaks 141 times at 56 events in the last month of the campaign.