Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, said his anti-secrecy organization did not receive leaked Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic Party emails from Russian state actors.
“The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything. Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false—we can say that the Russian government is not the source,” Assange said, reported RT.
WikiLeaks later clarified on its Twitter page that his interview was not with RT. It wrote: “Assange interview was not with RT. The interview was for the UK. Dartmouth Films then sold to broadcasters outside the UK, including RT.”
ED: Assange interview was not with RT. The interview was for the UK. Dartmouth Films then sold to broadcasters outside the UK, including RT.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 3, 2016
WikiLeaks has posted more than 30,000 emails from Clinton’s private email server as well as 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which led to the resignation of then-DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz right before the Democratic convention in July.
Last month, WikiLeaks posted more than 50,000 emails linked to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
Some analysts and media outlets have claimed that the WikiLeaks emails were hacked by Russian intelligence agencies. In October, the Homeland Security Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence said they were “confident” that the Russian government “directed” this year’s leaks.
Assange has said that WikiLeaks will not reveal the identity of its sources.
Law enforcement sources told Fox News on Wednesday that an investigation into the Clinton Foundation was now a “very high priority.”
“There is an avalanche of new information coming in every day,” one source told Fox News, adding that some of the information is coming from the WikiLeaks-released documents and emails.