Trump backs Assange on Russian hacking claims, blasts DNC ‘carelessness’

President-elect Donald Trump has supported WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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President-elect Donald Trump has supported WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s assertions that the Russian government was not the source of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Trump also blasted the political organization for its “carelessness” around its tech security when responding on Twitter Wednesday to an exclusive Fox interview with Assange.

 

Assange told Fox host Sean Hannity that neither the Russian government nor a state party were the source of the hacked emails.

Trump posted a number of tweets commenting on the interview, pointing out that Assange has once again said that Russia did not leak the DNC information. The president-elect then went on to question the DNC’s technical defenses and criticized the “dishonest” media.

 

 

 

 

The Republican’s statements were slammed by many online, who questioned why Trump was accepting the word of a whistleblower taking asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden over a rape accusation.

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