WikiLeaks envoy: Leaked DNC emails came from ‘disgusted’ whistleblower, not Russian hackers — RT America

The DNC and Podesta emails published by WikiLeaks came from a “disgusted” whistleblower, not from hackers, the whistleblower site’s associate Craig Murray said, as US intelligence veterans question Washington’s version, which blames a Russian cyber attack.“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan who is now a close associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, told The Daily Mail in an interview published on Wednesday.
“The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks,” he said.
The source, identified by Murray as an American, was motivated by “disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders,” he said.
Murray went on to explain that the documents were passed to him during a meeting in a wooded area near American University in Washington, DC. The individual he met with was an intermediary, not the person who originally obtained the information.
The former ambassador said he was speaking out about the source to counter allegations being made by Washington that claim Russia stole the emails through a hack with the intention of helping Donald Trump win the US 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’s statements are also consistent with those of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange:
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