According to WikiLeaks operative Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan who’s close to Julian Assange, Russia did NOT leak the Clinton emails to them. Rather, they came directly from insiders “disgust[ed] at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.” Murray even met with one of the sources in Washington, D.C. a few months back.
Murray said he retrieved the package from a source during a clandestine meeting in a wooded area near American University, in northwest D.C. He said the individual he met with was not the original person who obtained the information, but an intermediary.
“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Murray told the Daily Mail. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”
Murray is a controversial figure who was removed from his post as a British ambassador amid allegations of misconduct. He was cleared of those but left the diplomatic service in acrimony.
His links to Wikileaks are well known and while his account is likely to be seen as both unprovable and possibly biased, it is also the first intervention by Wikileaks since reports surfaced last week that the CIA believed Russia hacked the Clinton emails to help hand the election to Donald Trump.
Democrats will likely toss this report to the wayside and say it’s unverifiable, but is it really that hard to believe? The Democratic Party hasn’t been united– certainly not during the primary. All of that “Stronger Together” crap was a facade.
I don’t think this report is a stretch.