icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Tweets from Assange’s mum fuel conspiracy theory on Clinton email leaks

Tweets from Assange’s mum fuel conspiracy theory on Clinton email leaks
Julian Assange’s mother caused excitement on Twitter, saying an ex-DNC worker leaked the Clinton emails. Christine Assange deleted her post after followers concluded that she meant Seth Rich, who was killed in 2016.

The story unfolded after Christine responded to a tweet claiming Julian Assange had given the then presidential candidate Donald Trump the “upper hand” by leaking the Clinton emails.

Christine replied in the now-removed tweet:


The public apparently deduced from her tweet that she was implying it was the ex-Democratic National Committee (DNC) digital campaigner, Seth Rich, who had been the WikiLeaks source when the party emails were leaked at the height of presidential campaigning in 2016.

The overreaction made Christine delete the tweet saying people were “wrongfully asserting” she was making such admission.

Christine, failed, however, to expand on who she was referring to when she pointed to a “disgruntled” DNC worker. 

Christine doubled down on her denial she was admitting to Rich being WikiLeaks source saying she was merely regurgitating information which was already in the public domain.

She cited former UK ambassador Craig Murray and Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity as sources contradicting US intelligence claims the emails were leaked, not hacked.

Seth Rich was fatally shot in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C, on July 10, 2016. As the murder came just a week before WikiLeaks published 20,000 emails obtained from the Committee computers via an anonymous source, it spawned conspiracy theories Rich’s death was connected to the leak. The D.C. Metropolitan Police, however, argues the killing was a robbery gone wrong, though nothing was actually stolen.

Moreover, Assange himself spurred claims about Rich being WikiLeaks’ informant after he nodded during an interview when asked if the former NRC worker was their source.

If you like this story, share it with a friend!

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.