Hilary Clinton accuses Wikileakes of being a Russian intelligence tool, says says Julian Assange colluded with Russia to help Donald Trump win US election.
In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday (Four Corners), she attacked Mr Assange for his alleged role in damaging her candidacy. “Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator,” she said, referring to Russian president Vladimir Putin. The Wikileaks founder, who has been living inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, hit back this morning, tweeting that Mrs Clinton was “not a credible person”.
“It is not just her constant lying. It is not just that she throws off menacing glares and seethes thwarted entitlement. Watch closely. Something much darker rides along with it. A cold creepiness rarely seen.”
Mrs Clinton claimed WikiLeaks’ actions were motivated by Mr Assange’s personal dislike of her.
“I had a lot of history with him because I was secretary of state when WikiLeaks published a lot of very sensitive information from our State Department and our Defence Department,” she said. “If he’s such a martyr of free speech, why doesn’t WikiLeaks ever publish anything coming out of Russia? You don’t see damaging, negative information coming out about the Kremlin on WikiLeaks,” Mrs Clinton added.