Julian Assange Slams Recent DNI Report, Airs Concerns Over Trump Administration, Denies Wikileaks Had Access To RNC Data In Press Release
By: Stefanie MacWilliams
Wikileaks announced a 9AM press conference on Monday morning to, quote, “respond to the CIA report on the US election”. Wikileaks readers were asked to tweet questions using the #AskWL hashtag on Twitter.
The press conference was streamed live from the Ecaudorian embassy in London, via an audio feed on Periscope.
Julian Assange slammed the recent report as a “press release”, stating that only about five pages of the report could be considered substantial content.
“The real question is whether the Russians hacked the Democratic party with the intention of favoring Donald Trump,” Said Assange [Paraphrase]. “Even if you accept that Russia hackers were involved, even if no evidence was presented in the report, what was the intent of those Russian attacks and do they connect to Wikileaks.”
Assange went on to confirm once again that the DNC emails and the Podesta emails were not provided by state actors.
He accuses that the report “deliberately obscures” the timeline of the email leak in regard to the timeframe in which Donald Trump became a serious contender for President. He notes that DNI director James Clapper himself has confirmed that the intelligence community does not know when Wikileaks obtained any of the emails.