Straight from the horse’s mouth, as they say.
Look, i’m not saying there is any particular reason that we should trust Julian Assange and WikiLeaks when they tell us that Russia wasn’t the source of the leaked DNC/Clinton campaign emails, but I don’t know of any reason we shouldn’t trust him either. WikiLeaks has made a name for themselves publishing information they know to be true, so lying about this particular issue (and subsequently being found out) could destroy the work they are doing.
For now, I personally will take a “wait and see” approach until all the facts have come in. I won’t go around blaming Russia for everything bad that happens, but I’m not naive enough to think they might not be behind all this either.
Here’s what Assange told Sean Hannity on Fox News:
Sean 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 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?
Julian 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.
A couple other interesting quotes that will be played during Hannity’s full interview with Assange on Tuesday: