Wikileaks Dump: Clinton Takes Credit for Freeing Chinese Dissident Who Said U.S. ‘Gave In’ to Beijing

<> on December 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.
In a private speech in 2013, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reportedly took credit for the liberation of Chinese dissident attorney Chen Guangcheng, calling it “one of those moments where you have to think hard about what America really stands for.” Chen later accused Clinton, then Secretary of State, and Washington of “giving in” to the Communist Chinese government and nearly abandoning him when he asked for political asylum. The excerpt from the speech, allegedly to attendees of the Jewish United Fund Of Metropolitan Chicago Vanguard Luncheon in October 2013, is part of a larger document dump posted online by Wikileaks last week. Wikileaks published a more searchable version of the private speech database on Monday. Over the weekend, Democrats did not affirmatively deny the veracity of the documents in question, but Clinton running mate Tim Kaine told CNN, “I don’t think we can dig in documents dumped by WikiLeaks and just assume they’re all accurate and true.” He did not elaborate. In the speech in question, Clinton says she had a part in “helping a blind Chinese dissident get safety in the American Embassy in Beijing and then negotiating with the Chinese to get him and his immediate family out