WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange confirmed Thursday to Fox News host Sean Hannity that the emails from the Democratic National Committee his organization published did not come from the Russian government.
“Our source is not the Russian government,” Assange told Hannity unequivocally.
“So in other words, let me be clear, Russia did not give you the Podesta documents or anything from the DNC [Democratic National Committee]?”
“That’s correct,” Assange answered.
Hannity asked if he’d ever received information involving the Republican National Committee.
“We received about 3 pages of information to do with the RNC and Trump, but it was already public somewhere else,” the WikiLeaks founder said.
Hannity then asked whether it was fair to say that the sources for all the documents WikiLeaks released from both the DNC and former Clinton campaign chairman John Pedestal came from within the United States.
Although Assange danced around a bit on this in an effort to protect his sources, he confirmed that the information did not come from any foreign government such as Russia.
He did, however, indicate that material released by others — such as Guccifer 2.0 — may have come from foreign sources.
“Now, who is behind these, we don’t know,” he said. “These look very much like they’re from the Russians. But in some ways, they look very amateur, and almost look too much like the Russians.”
Assange neither confirmed nor denied a report that WikiLeaks confidant Craig Murray received DNC documents from someone with “legal access” to both the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta emails. He reportedly did so out of “disgust at the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the [primary] election.”
“Craig Murray is not authorized to talk on behalf of WikiLeaks,” Assange told Hannity.
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WikiLeaks tweeted the full interview.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 15, 2016
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