By: Lawrence Synder | 12-16-2016 | News
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Julian Assange, Craig Murray Say WikiLeaks Source was Disgruntled Democratic Party Member

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, revealed that Russia is not the main source of the leaked emails from Hillary Clinton’s camp. His associate and former U.K. ambassador Craig Murray noted that they were able to obtain the leaked emails from a disgruntled member of the Democratic Party.

The loss of Clinton to Donald Trump was largely attributed by her supporters to the WikiLeaks revelations. Many of them also claimed that Russian operatives closely worked with Assange’s organization to hack the private email server used by Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta.

The issue then led to accusations that Clinton jeopardized national security by handling confidential documents on a private server.

But, on Thursday, Assange emphasized that Russia was not behind the major leaks. Although he did say that some of the leaked emails may have been the work of a few Russian hackers, the bulk of WikiLeaks’ revelations came from a different source, Daily Caller reported.

Earlier this week, Murray, the former ambassador who is now working as a WikiLeaks operative, revealed that the leaked emails actually came from person who has legal access to the servers and the documents of the Democratic National Committee.

“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Murray told Daily Mail. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”

Murray then went on to say that the main source was actually a member of the Democratic Party. Although he did not gave out the name of the individual for safety reasons, Murray noted that this person became a disgruntled member of the political party after seeing how it treated former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

According to Murray, this person did not appreciate how the DNC greatly favored Clinton over Sanders. He was also angry about the corruption scandal linked to the Clinton Foundation.

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