Fox legal analyst Gregg Jarrett says Roger Stone's alleged coordination with Trump campaign and WikiLeaks is the same as journalism
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From the January 25 edition of Premiere Radio Network's The Sean Hannity Show:
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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): In light of the Stone thing today, I'm just fascinated with this, the "Pentagon Papers" was the name given to a top secret Department of Defense study of U.S. political and military involvement in Vietnam. Anyway, Daniel Ellsberg, at the request of Robert McNamara who was the Secretary of Defense, a team of people prepared this study. Anyway, it gets in the hands of the The New York Times. The The New York Times prints it. It becomes the The New York Times v The United States, a precedent-setting ruling that the The New York Times has every right to publish stolen information so long as they didn't steal it or conspire to have it stolen. Correct, Greg Jarrett?
GREG JARRETT (GUEST): Yeah absolutely correct. And the Washington Post was in on that case as well - they both published it. And then a whole host of newspapers across the country published it --
HANNITY: They also published all the Wikileaks findings as well, did they not?
JARRETT: Yeah, you know, look -- the fact -- of course they did. And the fact that Roger Stone was trying to make contact with allies of Wikileaks to find out what Julian Assange has is no different than what I did. I mean guess I have expect the FBI to show up at my door in a predawn raid as well. I made phone calls, I tried to find out information, I wrote about it, I talked about, you know, what I expected. And that's what Stone did. You know Stone may have puffed it up a little bit, but if you exam his emails, all of it was based on information that was put out by Wikileaks.