WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Sean Hannity on Tuesday night that Russia was not the source of the DNC and John Podesta’s emails that many people feel helped influence the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.
“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,” Assange told the Fox News host, who traveled to London for the wide-ranging interview.
Hannity then followed up, asking if anyone associated with Russia supplied the emails that many people think were damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“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 U.S. 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 35 Russian diplomats,” Assange said before asking, “What was missing from all of those statements? The word WikiLeaks. It’s very strange.”
Assange said the U.S. “does not have the evidence” that WikiLeaks is involved with Russia, or else his website would have been mentioned specifically in the statement.
Assange, who didn’t think Trump would defeat Clinton, explained that if the emails did hurt her campaign, it’s not WikiLeaks’ fault.
“Did it (WikiLeaks) change the outcome of the election? Who knows, it’s impossible to tell. But if it did, the accusation is that the true statements of Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager, John Podesta, and the DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, their true statements is what changed the election,” Assange said.
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