In this Russian hack news update, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is saying he is sure that Russia is not involved in the alleged US election-related hacks.
Russian hack news: 1000% sure
In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Assange is claiming that Obama is “trying to delegitimize the Trump administration” with allegations of the Russians’ hacking of the Democrats. Russia is not the source of the hacks, Assange explained. “With a thousand per cent” confidence, he is maintaining that Russia had nothing to do with the stolen emails.
Watch an excerpt of the interview here.
“We can say, we have said, that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party,” Assange said.
Over 50,000 emails during the 2016 presidential campaign were about revealing suspicious activities at the Clinton Foundation. Also, the emails divulged about journalists working with the campaign and key Clinton aides speaking of Catholics. A top Democratic National Committee official providing debate questions to Clinton in advance was in the emails as well.
WikiLeaks published the emails online before election day last November 8. Democrats are claiming that the hacks were to sabotage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. (via Daily Mail)
— WikiLeaks Task Force (@WLTaskForce) January 1, 2017
Ejection of 35 Russian diplomats from the US
Last week, Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of Russians who had alleged involvement in election-related hacks. This raised tensions but Moscow denies the claims. Two US facilities were also closed for the same reason.
Trump’s victory and last words from Assange
Clinton’s allies have intensified claims of the WikiLeaks emails’ damage on her candidacy. Especially the leak of thousands of emails from Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s account.
Assange added that it is “impossible to tell” if the emails affected the election results. But if it did, it is in the “true statements” of Clinton and her campaign manager, John Podesta, and the DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Their statements changed the results of the election.
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