CNN “It’s illegal to possess stolen documents. It’s different for the media.” (10-16-2016)

During 2016, Wikileaks ( released documents against running candidate Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and the DNC.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo reported that it was illegal for the average person to have these documents or to read them.

This is a lie. The First Amendment offers the same protection to the media as to all people in the US, including possessing illegal documents, as long as you weren’t involved in the original theft. You can read about that here.