On Wednesday, the UK Daily Mail reported that Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, said the leaked DNC emails were not hacked by Russians, but were provided by “disgusted” Democratic Party whistleblowers in a wooded area of Washington, D.C. Murray further said the individual he met was not the original person who obtained the information, but an intermediary.
The Daily Mail reported:
Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, told Dailymail.com that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine hand-off with one of the email sources in September.
‘Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,’ said Murray in an interview with Dailymail.com on Tuesday. ‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.’
His account contradicts directly the version of how thousands of Democratic emails were published before the election being advanced by U.S. intelligence.
“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” he told the Daily Mail. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”
According to Murray, the leakers were motivated by “disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.”
The Daily Mail added:
His account cannot be independently verified but is in line with previous statements by Wikileaks – which was the organization that published the Podesta and DNC emails.
Wikileaks published the DNC messages in July and the Podesta messages in October. The messages revealed efforts by some DNC officials to undermine the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was running against Hillary Clinton.
Others revealed that Clinton aides were concerned about potential conflicts and mismanagement at the Clinton Foundation.
Murray declined to say where the sources worked and how they had access to the information, to shield their identities.
This isn’t the first time Murray has said the emails came from inside the DNC, as we noted here.
Earlier this week, further said that Facebook was deliberately suppressing his report:
So far 564 people believe they have shared on Facebook my article conclusively refuting the CIA’s invention of lies about Russia hacking the DNC, using the share button on this site. Another 78 have tried to share it from my Facebook page. Between them those 650 people will have. according to the Facebook average, about 200,000 friends. The total amount of incoming traffic from these 200,000 friends? 22 people. Almost nobody can currently reach this site through Facebook, as the “came from” interface on my statcounter below shows. Nothing from Facebook. Facebook are actively colluding in preventing social media from contradicting the mainstream media lies about Russian involvement in the US election campaign.
After that post was put up, he added, Facebook relented:
Calling Facebook out worked, we have just been unblocked! If you contrast this new came from log with the above, you will immediately see the difference – and just how important social media is to a dissident website like this one.
At least he didn’t post a picture of an eagle superimposed on a U.S. flag…
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