The Democrats continue to push the ridiculous narrative that the Russians were involved in hacking our election, providing fake emails to Wikileaks that Republicans then used to take down Hillary Clinton. But according to a Wikileaks insider, that notion is completely asinine.
A former British Ambassador turned Wikileaks envoy has claimed that he personally received the leaked Democrat National Committee emails in a Washington, D.C. park from “disgusted” whistleblowers.
According to the Daily Mail, Craig Murray flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine meeting with one of the email sources in September, which took place near American University, in northwest D.C. He said the individual he met with was an intermediary and not the original person who obtained the information.
The secret hand-off, claims Murray, is proof that the leaks came from an inside source and not from “Russian hackers.”
“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” said Murray in an interview with Daily Mail on Tuesday. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”
Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has similarly disputed the charges by top U.S. politicians that Wikileaks received the leaked emails from Russian sources.
“The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything,” Assange told John Pilger during an interview in November.
“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.”
Murray suggested that the leaked Podesta emails might be “of legitimate interest to the security services” in the U.S., due to his communications with Saudi Arabia lobbyists and foreign officials.
He went on to say that he was speaking out due to recent claims by intelligence officials that Wikileaks was given the documents by Russian hackers as part of an effort to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidential election.
“I don’t understand why the CIA would say the information came from Russian hackers when they must know that isn’t true,” Murray said. “Regardless of whether the Russians hacked into the DNC, the documents Wikileaks published did not come from that.”
Murray declined to say where the sources worked and how they had access to the information in order to shield their identities.
H/T [Daily Mail]