WikiLeaks Denies Russia As Source In Response To Head Of John Podesta Think Tank

Wikileaks has once again denied that Russia was their source of leaked emails published during the 2016 election. In a Monday reply to Neera Tanden, former Hillary Clinton advisor and President of the Center for American Progress - a liberal think tank founded by John Podesta, the WikiLeaks Task Force tweeted "2. Russia was not @wikileaks source. Deal with it."

While Julian Assange has previously denied Russia as their source, this is the first explicit admission by the organization in print regarding Kremlin involvement in leaked emails published during the 2016 US presidential election. 

HANNITY: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta's emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?

JULIAN ASSANGE: Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.

The WikiLeaks Task Force twitter account is described as an "Official @WikiLeaks support account," which exists to "Correct misinformation about #WikiLeaks, amplify our publications."


While the US intelligence community is apparently sticking to the Russia narrative, President Trump definitively hedged his opinion on WikiLeaks' source. At a July 2017 press conference before a scheduled meeting with Vladimir Putin, President Trump fielded questions about whether he accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s verdict that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in a bid to help him defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. 

Trump responded that others might have been culpable, in addition from Russia.  "I think it was Russia and I think it could have been other people and other countries,”  Mr. Trump said. “A lot of people interfered. I think it’s been happening for a long time.”

Trump also said the U.S. intelligence community has made mistakes in the past and its judgment is open to question. As he has done in the past when discussing Russian hacking, he mentioned the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Intelligence assessments claiming that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction turned out to be inaccurate.

I remember listening about Iraq,” Trump said. He added: “Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure.

The WikiLeaks Task Force tweet comes on the heels of a cryptic 3AM (London time) tweet by Julian Assange containing a 60-character code and an embedded link to the MIA music video "Paper Planes." 


Several people speculated that the tweet signaled an imminent new WikiLeaks document release, while others suggested Assange was highlighting Maya Arulpragasam, MIA, for a reason.  As The Guardian pointed out last fall, Arulpragasam has her own "Visa" issues with the United States after her renewal application got mysteriously delayed back in 2014 and has been stuck in limbo ever since...a fact which she attributed to having "supported Wikileaks and stuff."

There is a song on the new album called “Visa” that takes aim at American immigration policy, something Arulpragasam unwillingly knows a lot about. Her application to renew an expired visa has been stuck in mysterious bureaucratic limbo since 2014. In an age when British popstars with any sort of US fanbase are routinely granted permission to work in America, her two-year hobbling seems unconventional. “Obviously what’s happening to me is very deliberate,” she says. “I don’t know who’s doing it, it’s like fucking playing Cluedo.”

In general, though, she does not pitch her suspicions small. “On paper I’ve supported WikiLeaks and stuff. And now Hillary Clinton is running for president. And until that’s solved I might have a problem, because anyone who ever associated with that website is going to get fucked up. Even if you delivered [WikiLeaks] their takeaway, you are going to be on a list. Do you know what I mean?”

I ask her if she ever worries she’s paranoid and she replies, smartly, that in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA it’s wrong “to even use the word ‘paranoia’ as if it’s a weird condition. Because it’s common as a fucking cold now. Everyone has to have an element of paranoia"

The Russia denial also follows several weeks of unsettling activity involving WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. In mid-December, Three hooded figures dressed in black broke into the Madrid office of WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzon in a dawn raid. The intruders covered security cameras with tape, and there were no signs that anything was taken - however police are analyzing Garzon's computer equipment to determine whether or not any files were taken or copied. "They have not taken what they have been looking for," Garzon told El Periodico, and told Ser magazine that his clients’ security “has not been affected,” and that the people "acted very quickly."

Hours after the break-in, Julian Assange tweeted a Jimmy Dore video which contains a clip of Assange strongly hinting that murdered DNC IT staffer Seth Rich was their source


Seth Rich

The next week, Julian Assange's twitter account was mysteriously deactivated for several hours.

And as we reported yesterday, a document found on convicted pedophile Anthony Weiner's laptop confirms the the Obama administration was implicated in a plot to silence Julian Assange before the 2010 Swedish election - as an arrest warrant was issued for the WikiLeaks founder two weeks after the US Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden sent a cable detailing their concerns. 

Meanwhile, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher travelled to London in August with journalist Charles Johnson for a meeting with Assange, where Rohrabacher said the WikiLeaks founder offered "firsthand" information proving that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia, and which would refute the Russian hacking theory.

After President Trump denied knowledge of the potential deal, Rohrabacher raged at Trump's Chief of Staff, John Kelly, for constructing a "wall" around President Trump by "people who do not want to expose this fraud." 

Perhaps Trump will take a blowtorch to the hornet's nest and pardon Assange in exchange for proof Russia wasn't WikiLeaks' source, per the deal Rep. Rohrabacher brought back from the Ecuadorian Embassy's longest-term resident.


opport.knocks Latina Lover Tue, 01/02/2018 - 19:20 Permalink

True, his name was Seth Rich. But what is his name now after he was smuggled off to Tel Aviv to get a new identity.

The balance of evidence suggests that he was only wounded and not killed at all. The hospital nurses reported he was conscious and talking, there was a shift change and they were told he had died. 

Someone convince me that he really died. No, an obit doesn't count. Otherwise I will respectfully suggest he was working with the real Trump "colluders" in the last election Mossad/Israel.


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greenskeeper carl Mark Urbo Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:52 Permalink

Whats funniest to me is how everyone forgets the 'pied piper candidate' stuff. There were emails in which the Clinton campaign instructed their flunkies in the media to promote Trump and Cruz in the primary because either A) one of them would win, and, unable to attract the moderates and independents, Clinton would defeat either of them easily or B) even if neither of them won, their presence in the campaign would force the eventual winner (Jeb! ?) further right, which would make that person easier for clinton to defeat. Obviously, it didn't work out as she planned, but she got exactly what she wanted, and now complains that it's someone else's fault. They even complained towards the end of the campaign that Trump was getting too much free air time, that he was getting way too much compared to other candidates, even though they were doing exactly what she wanted. And, of course, no one ever calls her or the media on it.

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Bad_Sushi new game Tue, 01/02/2018 - 20:27 Permalink

No, not "sub-humans" but 1 in 25 humans have the evolutionary trait of sociopathy and not able to experience guilt or shame or empathy. 

Not all are dangerous, some have their own moral code and follow it. The dangerous type have comorbidity. Other personality disorders, when coupled with sociopathy manifest some truly horrific behaviors.

In prison, the sociopath ratio rises to 1 in 4 and I would reasonably guess the vast majority are comorbid with multiple disorders. A true hell-hole to be in.   




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Dilluminati SickDollar Tue, 01/02/2018 - 18:01 Permalink

I think question is why was Mitt Romney coronation even faster than Jeb Bush?

Here is a 17 minute video of Mitt Romney supporting the Clinton Crime Family.  Gave a speech in support of the Clinton Crime Family Mitt did.  Somebody needs to get a microphone in Mitt's face and see how that hole in his face answers the question:

Do you think there needs to be a special prosecutor to review how the FBI handled the Trump Dossier? And as a follow up Mr. Romney do you feel like a cocksucker for the 17 minute speech you gave criticizing Trump now that the economy is working again?

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Terminaldude Mark Urbo Tue, 01/02/2018 - 18:09 Permalink

It's already out there that it was probably Debbie WS that order the hit on Seth R.

There is a reason the DNC did not and do not want anyone looking at their computers and HRC as well.  Pedophilia, murder, fraud, treason etc. etc. etc..  It's all there.  This is going to be a VERY interesting year, 2018.  Lots and lots of perp walks of high ranking Politicians and business men and women (and actors/actress's, singers etc.). 

The last Presidential Order targeting "human Rights abusers" etc. is what will be used to freeze funds of these child molesters and Colour protest funders (soro's etc.).  It is going to be fun to watch.  The problem is most of the world is as dumb as a sack of hammers and will be completely blind sided by what is going to come out.  Brainwashed sheep will be "triggered" and requiring "safe spaces" everywhere.  LOL.

Dumb Fu-ks

Bring it on.

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J. Peasemold G… Mark Urbo Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:59 Permalink

Looking back to the events of Sunday 10 July 2016 around 4:19AM and the rather interesting legal action: 


It is still open to investigation that this was no ordinary or 'botched' robbery or homicide.

“Police said they have no suspects, witnesses or motive, though they are looking at whether Rich could have been slain in an attempted robbery.”


The 'Little Rock' persuader?

“ There had been a struggle. His hands were bruised, his knees are bruised, his face is bruised, and yet he had two shots to his back, and yet they never took anything.”


The stats and the modus operandi of the attacker(s) would suggest a low probability of this event and worthy of further investigation:


"Just this past Sunday, a young man, Seth Rich -- who worked for the Democratic National Committee, to expand voting rights -- was shot and killed in his neighborhood in Washington. He was just 27 years old," she said. "Surely we can agree that weapons of war have no place on the streets of America."  H.R. Clinton

Funny that, I thought it was about the pointless inexplicable callous death of a young man, not military assault rifles on the streets of D.C.


If I may quote D. Trump's s phrase “Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure.


I beg to differ, and can only suggest that "Somebody really knows. Somebody really knows for sure".


J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

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Mark Urbo Stan Smith Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:58 Permalink

Seth Rich copied the data onto a flash drive and gave it to Wikileaks

Rich was murdered because they didn't know if he had passed it Wikileaks yet

Why else would the FBI search Rich's house and confiscate all his computers, storage devices, etc. ?  (for what they deemed a run of the mill street mugging and "accidental" death)

When this event is finally exposed, everyone goes down...


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chunga Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:53 Permalink

The US gov judicial burlesque show goes on and on. Sessions' buddy prosecutor Myhre wants another shot at the Bundys. Kind of off topic but not really.

For The Federal Team, Losing Is Not An Option

Larry Klayman, also a former prosecutor, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and against the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, for prosecutorial misconduct. Klayman explains,

RumpleShitzkin Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:53 Permalink

God knows I love Assange, but...the balls been in his court a while.

Don’t ya think it’s about time to stir some shit, chief? That bag of dirt is pretty big, I think you can spare a mud ball or two.

Time to put up.

LetThemEatRand Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:53 Permalink

It simply cannot be repeated enough times that it was the CONTENT of the emails that arguably cost Hillary the election, regardless of who leaked them.  It also cannot be repeated enough times that the intelligence services who tell us it was Russia never inspected the DNC servers.  It is just fucking unbelievable that the public still puts up with MSM Russia "hacked the election" talking points.

LetThemEatRand chunga Tue, 01/02/2018 - 18:13 Permalink

I blame MSM for this cognitive dissonance.  They pound the Russia drum every day to the point where the average Blue Team voter (and many Red Teamers) have completely forgotten what was in the emails.  The DNC should be under siege from their own party after seeing the corruption, but crickets.  By design.

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booboo LetThemEatRand Tue, 01/02/2018 - 20:12 Permalink

The concerted effort by the DNC to bump off Bernie played a big roll as well, but this was also a part of the emails leaked I believe, I would equate it to the fuckery by pap bush in the Ross Perot campaign that allowed Bill Clinton to win, many would be perot supporters stayed home that election instead of voting for King George H The 1st

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JoeTurner Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:55 Permalink

Debbie Wasserman Schultz should write a blog post on how to hire MS-13 gang members to assassinate a whistleblower. Seriously how do you even get in touch with MS-13 ?

MuffDiver69 Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:56 Permalink

Assange is being a bit too obvious about Seth Rich for my tastes. I think it’s somewhere in that picture though..The Awan situation proves without a doubt someone on the inside had access to everything the democrats were doing as Debbie Wasserman Schultz had given these people full access to DNC as well as all Hoise IT...In my opinion it’s somewhere in the Rich/Awan nexus..

youngman Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:57 Permalink

What is amazing is how much money we are spending on this nothing burger investigation...still...Mueller cant just do a Saturday Night Live skit and say ..Oh..Nevermind

Biff Malibu Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:58 Permalink

MIA=Missing In Action!  He's not being heard from and those on the outside concerned for his safety are sending out the keys for the deadman switch.

pine_marten Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:59 Permalink

With all the smoke in the beltway breeze, you would think congress would want to get to the bottom of it.  But noooooo, the twats hide like cowards.