Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and WikiLeaks insider, says he personally took possession of the leaked DNC emails that rocked the election at a DC park back in September. There wasn’t a Russian in sight.
“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Murray told Daily Mail. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”
The DNC insider leakers were motivated, Murray said, by “disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.”
“I don’t understand why the CIA would say the information came from Russian hackers when they must know that isn’t true,” he said. “Regardless of whether the Russians hacked into the DNC, the documents WikiLeaks published did not come from that.”
Murray’s claims are unverifiable unless the source of the leaks is willing to come forward— but some observers are speculating that may be impossible.
In an August interview, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange created speculation that 27-year-old DNC staffer Seth Rich’s suspicious murder may be linked to the leaks.
The Washington Post reported of Rich’s slaying: “Early Sunday morning, the 27-year-old was shot to death in a crime that has shaken not only his family, colleagues and friends, but also many in his Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest. Police said they have no suspects, witnesses or motive, though they are looking at whether Rich could have been slain in an attempted robbery.”
A robbery “in which the assailant got nothing — the victim’s watch, wallet and credit cards were not taken.”