Russia was not involved in providing WikiLeaks with the hacked emails from the DNC or John Podesta, and neither was a state party.
Tonight we were presented with the one-on-one interview between and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In the first segment that Hannity showed, Assange stated that Russia was not involved in providing WikiLeaks with the hacked emails from the DNC or John Podesta, and neither was a state party.
Assange, who is confined to the Ecuadorean embassy in London due to a warrant for sexual assault in Sweden, was asked if President Barack Obama was lying when claiming Russians were behind the hacks since Assange is saying Russia wasn’t involved. “Well, he is acting like a lawyer,” he noted. “If you look at most of his statements he doesn’t say that. He doesn’t say WikiLeaks obtained its information from Russia, worked with Russia.” Later on, when describing why Obama had a dramatic response to Russia via sanctions, Assange says he is “trying to delegitimize the Trump Administration as it goes into the White House.”
Assange spoke for about 90 minutes at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has remained for four-and-a-half years under threat of arrest. Hannity said they discussed “the state of journalism” in the United States and what was not covered by the media when it came to the contents of the hacked emails.