Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, is a close associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He says he knows where the WikiLeaks documents came from and, as Mr. Assange has insisted, it had nothing to do with the Russians. He has firsthand knowledge because he is the individual who received the documents in a clandestine handoff from disgruntled DNC insiders.
In September Mr. Murray flew to Washington DC in order to receive the documents, which were given to him in a wooded area near American University in the northwest part of the city. The person he met with was not the original person who obtained them but an intermediary.
Murray is described by the Daily Mail in their report as a controversial figure who was removed from his post as a British ambassador amid allegations of misconduct. He was later cleared of those allegations but opted to leave the diplomatic service due to the animosity that had been created.
He is well-known to have tight links to WikiLeaks. His statement is one of the few steps on the part of the publisher to assuage the misinformation being put out by the US government, Democrats and their mainstream propagandist allies.
Murray is insistent that the DNC and Podesta emails published by WikiLeaks did not come from the Russians. He said, “Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians. The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”
He described the motives of the leakers as “disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.” Once again it was the criminal and unethical conduct of Clinton and her inner circle that created the situation which played a large part in her defeat, exposing her wrongdoing and the dismissive attitudes of campaign insiders towards the electorate.
Even if the Russians were simultaneously attempting to hack the systems, that wasn’t where the WikiLeaks hacks came from. The Russian narrative is the same thing it’s always been, an excuse to draw attention away from the real story, the content.
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