You’ve heard about those ‘Russia’ accusations? Not so fast.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is stating emphatically that Russia was not the source of documents his organization published during the 2016 presidential election, specifically Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails and emails from the Democratic National Committee.
Assange reiterated his claims on Thursday’s Sean Hannity Show.
“In order to prevent a distraction to our publications, we’ve had to come out and say, ‘no, it’s not a state party,’ Assange said to Sean. “Stop Trying to distract in that way. Pay attention to the content of the publications.”
“So in other words when you say ‘state party’, it wasn’t another state like Russia or some other country?” Sean asked.
“Correct,” Assange answered. “Our source is not the Russian government.”
…Assange also confirmed that WikiLeaks does have information related to the Republican National Committee and Donald Trump, but they declined to release them due to the fact that they had already been published elsewhere. — Hannity
An ambassador connected to Wikileaks had made a statement.
Assange declined to confirm or deny comments from former UK Ambassador Craig Murray – a close Wikileaks associate – who told Dailymail.com this week that the group’s email sources were American and that he met with one of them in Washington, D.C.
‘We don’t comment on sourcing,’ said Assange. ‘Craig Murray is a former UK ambassador. He is a friend of mine. He is not authorized to speak on behalf of Wikileaks.’
Murray told Dailymail.com that he traveled to Washington, D.C. in September and met with a Wikileaks source in a wooded area near American University.
‘Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,’ said Murray. ‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.’ –DailyMail
There. Happy now? Can we shut up with the ‘Neo-McArthyism’ now?