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[BLOCKBUSTER} Wikileaks Operative Says Americans Gave Him Emails in D.C.

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This is where emails were exchanged

Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and current Wikileaks operative has told news sources that he received the Podesta emails in a Washington D.C. park from disgruntled Americans who were incensed over how Bernie was treated and the lack of interest in Hillary’s illegal quid pro quo deals through the Clinton Foundation.  He says he doesn’t know if Russia hacked into any of the systems, but insists they got nothing from them.  That makes sense because Russia would rather have a president they can blackmail.

“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians.  “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”

From The Mail Online:

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.

Murray’s claims about the origins of the Clinton campaign emails comes as U.S. intelligence officials are increasingly confident that Russian hackers infiltrated both the Democratic National Committee and the email account of top Clinton aide John Podesta. 

In Podesta’s case, his account appeared to have been compromised through a basic ‘phishing’ scheme, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

U.S. intelligence officials have reportedly told members of Congress during classified briefings that they believe Russians passed the documents on to Wikileaks as part of an influence operation to swing the election in favor of Donald Trump.

But Murray insisted that the DNC and Podesta emails published by Wikileaks did not come from the Russians, and were given to the whistleblowing group by Americans who had authorized access to the information.

He said 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.’

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. 

The question then becomes who was the source of the documents.  NSA? Bernie fans?  It could be anyone with access.

 

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