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Published On: Thu, Jan 5th, 2017

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange: Russia didn’t give us emails

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has repeated his claim that the Russian government was not the source of the emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and released by his organization.

The Obama administration, citing US intelligence sources, has accused Russia of orchestrating the hacking in an attempt to influence the outcome of the November presidential election.
While the Obama¬†administration says it is “100% certain” about Russian involvement, President-elect Donald Trump has frequently cast doubt on the veracity of the claims.

photo/Espen Moe

In interview that aired Tuesday on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Assange was asked if WikiLeaks’ source of the hacked material was “Russia or anyone associated with Russia.”

“Our source is not a state party. So the answer — for our interactions — is no,” Assange told anchor Sean Hannity from his quarters at the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

Pressed on the source of the emails leaked by WikiLeaks,

Assange repeated, “our source is not the Russian government. It is not state parties.”
He was not asked directly if he believed Russia orchestrated the hacking.
Former US vice presidential candidate and Fox News contributor Sarah Palin, once a vociferous opponent of WikiLeaks, posted an apology to Assange on Facebook.
“This important information (the emails) that finally opened people’s eyes to democrat (sic) candidates and operatives would not have been exposed were it not for Julian Assange,” she wrote.
“I apologize for condemning Assange when he published my infamous (and proven noncontroversial, relatively boring) emails years ago.
“Julian, I apologize.”

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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