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WikiLeaks' Assange: Hacked Emails Sent to Others May Be From Russia

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By    |   Thursday, 15 Dec 2016 06:51 PM

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Thursday that some hacked Democratic National Committee documents might have come from Russia – but that the ones his website published did not.

"Our source is not the Russian government," Assange told talk radio host Sean Hannity, The Hill reported.

Assange said the documents he published did not come from Russia or any other state actor, though those published by other news outlets that came from a hacker or hackers going by the moniker "Guccifer 2.0" might well have been Russian in origin.

"Now, who is behind these, we don't know," Assange told Hannity. "These look very much like they're from the Russians. But in some ways, they look very amateur, and almost look too much like the Russians."

Assange has long maintained he did not receive DNC emails from Russia, but will not say who leaked them to him.

Despite media reports and members of both parties in Congress pointing the finger at Russia, GOP Rep. Pete King of New York said Thursday the CIA has said it does not know who is behind the hacks and accused some members of the media, intelligence community and politicians of "doing the work of the Russians" by spreading news that it had.

Assange said WikiLeaks received documents from the Republican National Committee as well, but did not publish them because they already had been published by others.

He would not comment on a Daily Mail report that his confidant Craig Murray had flown to the United States to obtain the documents WikiLeaks published.

"Craig Murray is not authorized to talk on behalf of WikiLeaks," he said.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Thursday that some hacked Democratic National Committee documents might have come from Russia – but that the ones his website published did not.
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