Clinton jokes about WikiLeaks
December 5th, 2010
03:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton jokes about WikiLeaks

Washington (CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made light of the recent WikiLeaks controversy at a dinner Saturday night for the Kennedy Center honorees.

She noted the full "breadth and depth of American artistry," and then said:

"I am writing a cable about it, which I'm sure you'll find soon on your closest website."

The website WikiLeaks began posting the first of more than 250,000 State Department documents last week, forcing Clinton to reach out to officials in countries all over the world to try to reduce fallout from the document dump.

The Kennedy Center honors individuals annually for their contributions to the arts. This year's honorees include Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. The president and first lady will host the honorees at a reception at the White House Sunday afternoon before the awards gala at the Kennedy Center Sunday night.


–CNN Senior State Department Producer Elise Labott contributed to this report


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • WikiLeaks
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. thor

    Interesting that she finds this a laughable matter.

    December 5, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. Indy

    That is quite funny ! Good to know Hillary can take a weekend off and live a little, and enjoy a laugh at her own expense. One of the greatest Secratary of States ever !

    December 5, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  3. CTYank

    Some folks will take umbrage at anything "they" do, but totally disregard George W. looking for WMDs under his table.
    Consider the source of the whining.

    December 5, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  4. FauxNews

    She might as well make jokes about US security, everyone else is.

    December 5, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  5. Robrob

    "I am writing a cable about it, which I'm sure you'll find soon on your closest website."

    Raises brows? Oh come on, it's about the most obvious joke for someone in her position to make at a social function.

    December 5, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |