WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he was sure that the Russian government was not the source of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman John Podesta.
But Assange’s own website seems to disprove his assertion.
“We can say, we have said, repeatedly over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party,” Assange said, in response to Hannity asking whether he could tell the American people “1,000 percent” that the emails did not come from Russia.
On its face, Assange’s claim that the emails were not from a state party could check out. For example, a criminal organization in possession of the documents (that were, theoretically, given to them by a state) could still leak that information to WikiLeaks, which would give Assange plausible deniability.