CIA chief calls WikiLeaks a 'hostile intelligence service'

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Posted: Apr 13, 2017 4:10 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday called WikiLeaks a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.

"WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service," Pompeo told an audience at a Washington think tank, adding that Russia's GRU intelligence service had used the anti-secrecy group to distribute hacked material during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

(Reporting by Warren Strobel; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Eric Beech)