The founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange gave an interview to Fox News and he insisted once again that the emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee were not taken from the Russian government.
He is currently residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and he said: “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”.
Sean Hannity, Fox News host asked him whether president Barack Obama was lying to the people about the alleged Russian interference and cyber attacks. Julian Assange replied by saying:
“If you look at most of his statements, he doesn’t say that. He doesn’t say that WikiLeaks obtained its information from Russia, worked with Russia. They are trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate president.”
The incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said that there is virtually no evidence that points out Russia’s involvement, he said: “It would be irresponsible to jump to conclusions before receiving a final intelligence report.”
John Brennan, the director of CIA has earlier told PBS on Tuesday: “I would suggest to individuals that have not yet seen the report, who have not yet been briefed on it, that they wait and see what it is that the intelligence community is putting forward before they make those judgments.”
Meanwhile Donald Trump showed his disappointment in the US intelligence community once again as a briefing he was supposed to receive was delayed. He posted a tweet saying: “The intelligence briefing on so-called Russian hacking was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very Strange!”