In an interview earlier this week, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has put a major hitch in the president’s story that Russian hackers somehow influenced the election.
Obama recently imposed sanctions after declaring that “we need to take action” against Russia “and we will” for their alleged involvement in hacking email accounts at the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign.
Assange spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity and said “unequivocally” that his source “is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.”
Take a look …
HANNITY: “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 1000% do not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?”
ASSANGE: “We can say, we have said come up repeatedly, over the last few months, that our source is not the Russian government. It is not state parties.”
Assange went on to reveal the true reason that Obama, the Democrats, and the liberal media have all been in lockstep on the Russian hacking story.
“The reason is obvious,” he said. “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.”
The Wikileaks founder also pointed out that in all the government entities bolstering Obama’s accusations by saying that Russia was involved in the hacking, not one of them even mention his group.
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.
Is he asserting that the Obama administration is using other hacks to enforce their sanctions upon Russia, while portraying them as specifically the Wikileaks emails involving the 2016 election?
That would be a high-level bait and switch.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider