The Daily Mail is exclusively reporting that a Wikileaks operative has informed the UK newspaper that he received the Clinton emails, not from Russian interests, but from a Washington D.C. Democratic Party source who had legal access to the information.
The Wikileaks operative, Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and close associate of Julian Assange, informed the Daily Mail that he flew to Washington, D.C. for emails in a clandestine hand-off in a wooded area near American University.
Craig Murray claimed leakers’ motivation was absolute “disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders”.
Murray insisted that neither the DNC, nor the Podesta email leaks published by Wikileaks came from the Russians. Rather, they were given to Wikileaks by Americans who had authorized access to the information.
“Neither of the leaks came from the Russians,” Murray insisted. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”
Read the entire Daily Mail article here.
Flashback: Seth Rich Controversy
In August, Wikileaks announced it was offering a $20,000 reward for anyone with information regarding the murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich. Rich was a 27-year old employee of the Democratic National Committee at the time of his death, an attack that occurred a block from his home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Rich was shot in the back of the head with a handgun while walking home from a neighborhood bar, but D.C. metro police and investigators were not able to find any missing items on Rich’s person or clear-cut evidence of a robbery. However, absent any other definitive reason, the department cited an attempted robbery as the likely motive of Rich’s attacker.
Though there is no conclusive evidence that Rich’s death was a result of any foul play, suspicions of that prospect were raised after Wikileaks offered a reward for information on Rich’s murder. Given the bombshell dropped by Wikileaks’ Craig Murray today, these suspicions are not likely to die off any time soon.