WikiLeaks on Sunday called attention to remarks made by CNN anchor Chris Cuomo in which he appeared to warn viewers that it was "illegal" for those outside of the media to look at emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.
CNN tries to convince us it's "illegal" to read the #wikileaks emails so we have to rely on their fair and balanced coverage #PodestaEmails9 pic.twitter.com/tYDLFTi1qG— 400-lb Hacker Owens (@NubianAwakening) October 16, 2016
"Also interesting is, remember, it's illegal to possess these stolen documents. It's different for the media. So everything you learn about this, you're learning from us," Cuomo told viewers.
The broadcast aired on Wednesday, but began circulating more widely after being highlighted by WikiLeaks Sunday.
WikiLeaks has made more than 12,000 emails obtained from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta available on its website over the last week. Members of the public can easily browse the stash of documents using a search function provided by the site.