“I’m going to first of all denounce the utilization of this intrusion by Wikipedia through the Russian intrusion”
Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was mocked online Friday after blaming “Wikipedia” for the recent publication of political documents.
During an interview on MSNBC, Lee mistook the Internet encyclopedia for publishing organization WikiLeaks after being questioned on Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s leaked emails.
Congresswoman:”I’m Denounce this intrusion by WIKIPEDIA through Russia.” pic.twitter.com/ekWksR5id4
— MicroSpookyLeaks™ (@WDFx2EU7) October 21, 2016
“I’m going to first of all denounce the utilization of this intrusion by Wikipedia through the Russian intrusion,” Lee said.
The WikiLeaks Task Force, a Twitter account created to correct “misinformation” about WikiLeaks, brought attention to Lee’s comments Friday afternoon.
This is @wikipedia: https://t.co/It53RPom81
And this is @wikileaks https://t.co/87j3s9ClQa#notthesame
— WikiLeaks Task Force (@WLTaskForce) October 21, 2016
Lee’s interview follows WikiLeaks 14th publication of Podesta emails which have thus far exposed everything from the media’s close ties with the Clinton campaign to Hillary’s private Wall Street speeches.
Podesta was hacked last March after clicking on a phishing link that led to a fake Google login page. Private cybersecurity firm SecureWorks has blamed the Russian government for hacking Podesta after discovering the hackers’ account on Bitly – a hyperlink shortening service – which listed malicious links sent to 100 email addresses connected to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.