Julian Assange Speaks to Hannity, Says That Russian Gov’t Was Not His Sourceby Josh Feldman | 5:29 pm, December 15th, 2016
Julian Assange has finally spoken out on the recent news about intel assessments on Russia being the source of hacking designed to reportedly help Donald Trump.
Assange spoke with Sean Hannity on his radio show this afternoon and stated, “Our source is not the Russian government.”
He told Hannity WikiLeaks did receive a little bit of information having to do with Trump and the RNC, but “it was already public somewhere else.”
Hannity applauded Assange and said he’s “done us a favor” by 1) showing how weak U.S. cybersecurity is, and 2) exposing government corruption. He asked Assange if the information he received came from inside the United States.
Assange did not say definitively, but insisted, “It has not come from a state party.” (At a later point in the interview, Assange said that info leaks from other places could have been from Russia.)
Hannity also asked him if President Obama knows this too and is “purposefully” pushing a false narrative to delegitimize Trump. Assange said yes.
You can listen to the first part of the interview above, via The Sean Hannity Show.
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