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    Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website, mocked on Friday CIA Director Mike Pompeo over his "non-state intelligence service" remarks about the website.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pompeo said that WikiLeaks was nothing more than a non-state intelligence service being aided and abetted by nations like Russia.

    "Called a "non-state intelligence service" today by the "state non-intelligence agency" which produced al-Qaeda, ISIS [Daesh], Iraq, Iran & Pinochet," Assange posted on his official Twitter account.

    In March, Assange said that he had never been paid by the Russian government.

    On Thursday, the Wikileaks revealed that Former US State Department Policy Planning Director Jake Sullivan told Hillary Clinton that al-Qaeda was on the side of the United States in the Syrian conflict during her tenure as State Secretary.

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