21:12 GMT08 August 2020
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    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has responded to Hillary Clinton who earlier accused him of working for Russian intelligence to damage her candidacy for president.

    "There's something wrong with Hillary Clinton," this is what Assange said about the former former Democrat presidential nominee. "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."

    ​Earlier on Monday, Clinton alleged in an interview with Four Corners that Assange colluded with Russian intelligence in a plan to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election and damage her chances of winning the White House.

    "Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator. WikiLeaks is unfortunately now practically a fully owned subsidiary of Russian intelligence," the former Democrat presidential nominee said.

    "He's a tool of Russian intelligence," she added.

    Now, Assange is subject to a US Justice Department investigation over the publication of secret documents and leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC)

    After the emails from the DNC hack were published by WikiLeaks last year, there have been numerous allegations in the US that the Kremlin was behind the hack, but Assange has denied ties to Russia. In turn, the Russian leadership has repeatedly denied the allegations of meddling in the US presidential election.

    Assange has been residing at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for five years. The investigation against Assange began in Sweden in the summer of 2010 at the request of two women who accused him of rape; the whistleblower denied the allegations. Later, a Swedish law enforcement agency issued a warrant for the arrest of Assange. In 2012, he appealed to the Ecuadorian authorities for political asylum and settled at the Ecuadorian Embassy in the British capital.


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