WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on “Meet The Press” with Chuck Todd this weekend. They discussed the recent dump of emails and voice emails belonging to the Democratic National Committee. The voice email leaks occurred on the night that Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president.
Assange refused to reveal his source or to finger Russia. He cited his “perfect track record” of providing accurate information and never revealing sources. Todd grilled him over the issues of a foreign government providing that kind of information.
“I do think it’s an interesting question, of course, as to who our sources are,” Assange said. “But as a source-protection organization that many sources from across the world of many different types rely on to protect their identity, their rights, to communicate the truth to the public. And that’s all we’re talking about here: Communicating the truth.”
Assange focused on the material in the leaks, which supported Bernie Sanders’ claims of a rigged election. The leaks resulted in the sudden resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Assange said he did not publish the material in hopes of tipping the election towards a certain candidate.