Assange says hacked Clinton emails didn’t come from Russia government–

Assange says hacked Clinton emails didn’t come from Russia government–11/3/16—-39hj,b43

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange insisted that the thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton, her State Department staff, close allies and the Democratic Party that the website has published didn’t come from the Russian government.

Assange spoke to Russia Today on Thursday and firmly denied Clinton’s assertions that the hacked emails came from Russia. Clinton and her campaign have repeatedly claimed the Russia was the culprit in the hacking scandal, while the White House has blamed Russia for allegedly hacking political sites and email accounts.

“The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything,” Assange said. “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.”

Assange, speaking to Russia Today from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, said that he felt bad for Clinton as a person because he sees someone “who is eaten alive by their ambitions, tormented literally to the point where they become sick – for example faint – as a result of going on, and going with their ambitions.”

The WikiLeaks email dumps have shared the spotlight in the election with Clinton, her private server scandal, the Clinton Foundation scandal and rival Donald Trump. The initial email dump in July showed the Democratic Party’s disdain for Bernie Sanders and led to the eventual ouster of former chair Debbie Wasserman- Schultz.

Fast forward months later and days before the election, the FBI is investigating emails found on former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner’s computer that apparently contains emails from Clinton’s homebrew server during her tenure at the State Department.

WikiLeaks has also published a series of emails from John Podesta, detailing his ties to the Clintons.

As WikiLeaks gets ready to inevitably release more emails, sources told Fox News on Wednesday that the probe into the Clinton Foundation was now a “very high priority.”

“There is an avalanche of new information coming in every day,” one source told Fox News, who added some of the new information is coming from the WikiLeaks documents and new emails.

FBI agents are “actively and aggressively pursuing this case,” and will be going back and interviewing the same people again, some for the third time, sources said.

WikiLeaks has released more than 30,000 emails from Clinton’s private server, about 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee and more than 50,000 emails from Podesta.

(WikiLeaks later felt a need to clarify the nature of the interview, tweeting, “Assange interview was not with RT. The interview was for the UK. Dartmouth Films then sold to broadcasters outside the UK, including RT.”)

U.S. officials have not formally blamed Russia for the specific hack of Podesta’s private emails, but the Clinton campaign has explicitly accused the Kremlin and researchers have also said they believe Russia stole the messages.

The emails, which Clinton’s aides have refused to verify the authenticity of, have revealed excerpts of Clinton’s paid speeches before Wall Street and other audiences in which she talks about her dream of “a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders” — a view that appeared to conflict with her recent stances on the trail. They have also shown now-interim DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile apparently leaking questions to Clinton’s camp ahead of a CNN town hall and a CNN debate in Flint, Michigan.

Two sources with “intimate knowledge” of the FBI’s investigations into the Clinton emails and Clinton Foundation leaked new information about both of the probes to Fox News Wednesday. The sources say that the latter investigation has been going on for more than a year and is being led by the white-collar crime division of the FBI. They also say that the Clinton Foundation “pay to play” probe has taken a “very high priority,” and the FBI has re-interviewed multiple individuals involved in the case. The sources told Special Report‘s Bret Baier that their investigation will likely to lead to an indictment.

Additionally, Baier reported that according to Fox News’ sources, Clinton’s private email server had been breached by at least five foreign intelligence hackers. FBI Director James Comey said in July that he could not say definitively whether her server had been breached.

Even before the WikiLeaks dumps of alleged emails linked to the Clinton campaign, FBI agents had collected a great deal of evidence, law enforcement sources tell Fox News.

“There is an avalanche of new information coming in every day,” one source told Fox News, who added some of the new information is coming from the WikiLeaks documents and new emails.

FBI agents are “actively and aggressively pursuing this case,” and will be going back and interviewing the same people again, some for the third time, sources said.

Agents are also going through what Clinton and top aides have said in previous interviews and the FBI 302, documents agents use to report interviews they conduct, to make sure notes line up, according to sources.

source- Politics Fox News—debra heine

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