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Hillary Clinton: Assange must 'answer for what he has done'

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Newly arrested founder needs to "answer for what he has done," has said.

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and former weighed in on Assange while at a speaking event on Thursday with her husband, former

Assange was arrested earlier Thursday at the in London, and the US has charged him with conspiring with former Army intelligence to break into a classified computer at the

WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic emails stolen by officers during the 2016 election season hurt Clinton's presidential campaign.

US Donald Trump, Clinton's Republican opponent, frequently showered praise on Assange during the final weeks of the campaign and cheered on the release of damaging emails from Clinton's campaign manager,

Assange was arrested after revoked the political asylum that had kept him holed up at the embassy for nearly seven years. The US is seeking Assange's extradition.

Clinton said Thursday, "The bottom line is that he has to answer for what he has done, at least as it has been charged."

In a tongue-in-cheek nod to Trump's on citizens from Muslim-majority nations, Clinton added, "I do think it's a little ironic that he's the only foreigner this administration would welcome to the

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 07:50 IST