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‘He is Acting Like a Lawyer’: Assange Tells Hannity Why Obama Won’t Name WikiLeaks on Hacks

Tonight we were presented with the much-anticipated one-on-one interview between Fox News’ Sean Hannity and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

In the first segment that Hannity showed, Assange stated that Russia was not involved in providing WikiLeaks with the hacked emails from the DNC or John Podesta, and neither was a state party.

Assange, who is confined to the Ecuadorean embassy in London due to a warrant for sexual assault in Sweden, was asked if President Barack Obama was lying when claiming Russians were behind the hacks since Assange is saying Russia wasn’t involved.

“Well, he is acting like a lawyer,” he noted. “If you look at most of his statements he doesn’t say that. He doesn’t say WikiLeaks obtained its information from Russia, worked with Russia.”

Later on, when describing why Obama had a dramatic response to Russia via sanctions, Assange says he is “trying to delegitimize the Trump Administration as it goes into the White House.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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