WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange met with a US lawmaker earlier this week, telling the California congressman he possesses definitive proof that Russia was not behind the devastating email leaks that rocked Hillary Clinton’s doomed presidential campaign.
Speaking with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher for nearly three hours at the Ecuadorian Embassy in the United Kingdom, Assange vowed to prove that Russia had no hand in leaking Clinton campaign emails or other DNC communications to his organization.
“Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the DNC emails during last year’s presidential election,” Rohrabacher told the Hill. “Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.”
“Julian also indicated that he is open to further discussions regarding specific information about the DNC email incident that is currently unknown to the public,” he added.
Government officials have insisted they possess “solid proof” that Russian intelligence agencies were behind the breach of security at the Democratic National Convention.
The private emails were a major source of embarrassment for Clinton, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and other senior democratic aides.
Just last week, US security analysts raised serious doubts over whether Russia was behind the DNC “hack,” saying new evidence provides further proof that the emails were leaked from someone inside the Democratic Party.