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WikiLeaks Mocks Dems? Post-Election Tweet Criticizes DNC

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy where he continues to seek asylum following an extradition request from Sweden in 2012, on February 5, 2016 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 11 Nov 2016 07:03 AM

WikiLeaks appeared to mock Democrats after Tuesday's election in which Republican Donald Trump toppled the favorite Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

WikiLeaks posted a Twitter message near midnight Tuesday, blaming the party for its loss in the presidential race, The Hill reported.

The message pointed to the leaked Democratic National Committee emails over the summer that seemed to suggest that party officials favored Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks head, said in a statement released by the website Wednesday that his group only had information on the Democrats and the Clinton campaign to publish. He has long held that, had he received such information about Donald Trump, it would have been published as well.

"No one disputes the public importance of these publications," Assange wrote in the WikiLeaks statement. "It would be unconscionable for WikiLeaks to withhold such an archive from the public during an election. At the same time, we cannot publish what we do not have."

"To date, we have not received information on Donald Trump's campaign, or Jill Stein's campaign, or Gary Johnson's campaign or any of the other candidates that fulfills our stated editorial criteria. As a result of publishing Clinton's cables and indexing her emails we are seen as domain experts on Clinton archives. So it is natural that Clinton sources come to us," the statement continued.

WikiLeaks has released thousands of leaked emails from the DNC and from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, CBS News reported. The emails led to the ouster of then-Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz just before the DNC convention this summer.

During a Reddit AMA Thursday, WikiLeaks defended itself against alleged ties with Russian involvement in the hacking, releasing information from just one party, and sourcing.

"We were not publishing with a goal to get any specific candidate elected," WikiLeaks said after one questioner ask why it wanted Trump elected as president. "We were publishing with the one goal of making the elections as transparent as possible."

"We published what we received. I know that many media, including The New York Times, did editorially back one candidate over another. We didn't and haven't. We would have published on any candidate. We still will if we get the submissions," WikiLeaks added.

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