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South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says the incoming Trump administration should ignore Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s assertion that the Russian government did not interfere in the US election.
Appearing on CNN Wednesday, Graham attempted to discredit Assange’s reputation and stated Trump should pay more attention to US intelligence agencies.
“Don’t listen to Julian Assange on anything.”
“I hope the president-elect will get his information and trust the American patriots who work in the intelligence community who swear oath and allegiance to the Constitution, and not some guy hiding from the law who has a record of undercutting and undermining American democracy,” he added.
In an interview with Sean Hannity that aired Tuesday, Assange claimed the Russian government was not the source of WikiLeaks’ content.
"@FoxNews: Julian Assange on U.S. media coverage: “It’s very dishonest.” #Hannity pic.twitter.com/ADcPRQifH9" More dishonest than anyone knows— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
Julian Assange said "a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta" – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
Somebody hacked the DNC but why did they not have "hacking defense" like the RNC has and why have they not responded to the terrible……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
things they did and said (like giving the questions to the debate to H). A total double standard! Media, as usual, gave them a pass.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017