Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Assange says he is '1,000% confident' that Russia was NOT the source for hacked Democratic emails which were published by WikiLeaks

  • Julian Assange claimed Barack Obama is 'trying to delegitimize Donald Trump'
  • Reiterated his claims Russia was not behind hacks during presidential election
  • Emails stolen from DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman were published online
  • But Assange said 'source is not Russian government and it is not a state party' 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said Barack Obama is 'trying to delegitimize the Trump administration' by claiming the Russian government hacked Democrats' emails during the bitter presidential election.

Assange, whose interview with Sean Hannity will air on Fox News tonight, also reiterated his claims that Russia was not the source of the hacks.

He told Hannity 'with a thousand per cent' confidence that the Russian government was not responsible for emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.

Julian Assange, whose interview will air on Fox News tonight, reiterated his claims that the Russian government was not responsible for the hacks during the 2016 presidential election

Assange is currently living under political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he sought refuge from a Swedish investigation into rape allegations from his 2010 visit to the country.

The interview tonight marks his first face-to-face TV news appearance.

A tweet from the WikiLeaks account last night said: 'If you thought 2016 was a big WikiLeaks year 2017 will blow you away.'

The post also called for donations to help the site 'prepare for the showdown'.

Speaking to Hannity about the WikiLeaks revelations, he said: 'We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.

'Our publications had wide uptake by the American people, they're all true. But that's not the allegation that's being presented by the Obama White House.

'So, why such a dramatic response? Well, the reason is obvious. They're trying to...Read More HERE

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