WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said over and over again that the Russian government did not provide the group with the DNC and John Podesta’s emails. Now, in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity set to air Tuesday at 10 pm, he once again insisted that was not their source.
“Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta's emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?” Hannity asked Assange.
“Yes. 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,” the WikiLeaks’ founder replied.
“Our source is not a state party, so the answer for our interactions is no. But if we look at our most recent statement from the US government, which is on the 29th of December, OK, we had five different branches of government, Treasury, DHS, FBI, White House presenting their accusations to underpin Obama’s throwing out 29 Russian diplomats. What was missing from all of those statements? The word WikiLeaks. It’s very strange.”
Assange went on to argue that the reason for President Obama’s “dramatic response” of issuing sanctions against Russia is “obvious.”
“They’re trying to delegitimize the Trump administration as it goes into the White House. They are trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate president.”
GOP Rep. Trent Franks made the same argument last week.