Leaker of Podesta emails was a US intel official, not Russia, according to former ambassador

By Thomas Lifson:

The narrative that “Russia hacked the election” now has a powerful counter-narrative to contend with. Craig Murray, the former U.K. ambassador to Uzbekistan (where he was a critic of the regime’s human rights abuses and was recalled), is claiming (via the U.K. Daily Mail):

… he personally received Clinton campaign emails in Washington D.C. after they were leaked by ‘disgusted’ whisteblowers – and not hacked by Russia. (snip)

‘Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,’ said Murray in an interview with Dailymail.com on Tuesday. ‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.’

His account contradicts directly the version of how thousands of Democratic emails were published before the election being advanced by U.S. intelligence.

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