Assange Accuses Obama Of ‘Delegitimizing’ Trump

President Obama’s criticism of Russia for its alleged cyber attacks during the presidential campaign is part of the administration’s efforts to “delegitimize” Donald Trump, according to Julian Assange.

The WikiLeaks founder claimed Tuesday night that the “obvious” reason for Obama’s recently announced sanctions against Russia is that “they’re trying to delegitimize the Trump administration as it goes into the White House.” Assange, speaking from Ecuador’s embassy in London, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity: “They are trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate president. Our publications had wide uptake by the American people. They’re all true. But that’s not the allegation that’s being presented by the Obama White House.”

The controversial journalist was referring to charges by Obama, as well as the CIA, that Russian hackers under the direction of Vladimir Putin attacked the computers of Democratic National Committee members and Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager.

Assange doubled down on his previous statement that WikiLeaks did not conspire with the Russians to release the emails. “Our source is not a state party, so the answer for our interactions is no,” he told Hannity. Less than a month ago, Assange admitted in another interview with the Fox News host that the emails “very much like they’re from the Russians,” but insisted it was not the case.

When asked about the effect WikiLeaks had on the race for the White House, Assange replied: “Did we change the outcome of the election? Who knows? It’s impossible to tell.”

Source: The Hill
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