During the American election campaign, it wasn’t hard to guess which side Wikileaks was on.
Not only was Wikileaks openly focused on undermining Hiallry Clinton’s campaign, they even coordinated with Russian broadcasters for their release.
At one point, just weeks before the elections, Russia Today released a batch of Podesta emails even before Wikileaks announced them. That incident is captured here.
Other prominent journalists also claimed Wikileaks was actively aiding the Trump campaign.
Folks: Wikileaks is compromised. Russia knew exactly where to look to take my words & put them in HRC friend's mouth https://t.co/1d5qvU01Yi
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) October 10, 2016
Julian Assange himself admitted in an interview he wanted to harm Clinton’s chances of becoming President.
And now the Russians are openly admitting it.
Prominent pro-Putin analyst Sergei Markov was jubilant at Trump’s win and told the Guardian:
Markov also said it would mean less American backing for “the terroristic junta in Ukraine”. He denied allegations of Russian interference in the election, but said “maybe we helped a bit with WikiLeaks.”
That says it all really.
Wikileaks’s credibility is now completely shot