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Trump Cites Assange Claim That Russia Not Behind Leaked Emails

HeadlineJan 05, 2017

On Wednesday, Donald Trump cited an interview with Julian Assange, conducted by Sean Hannity of Fox News, in which Assange said that Russia was not the source for the mass leak of emails.

Julian Assange: “We have said repeatedly over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government, and it is not a state party.”

Responding to that comment, Trump wrote on Twitter, “Julian Assange said 'a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta'–why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!” In 2010, Trump had a different view of Julian Assange, calling for him to face the death penalty.

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