Assange: DNC leaks weren't intended to harm Clinton
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Saturday pushed back on accusations that he published the emails of Democratic Party leaders to harm Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic insiders stay on the sidelines in 2020 race Hillicon Valley: Twitter falling short on pledge to verify primary candidates | Barr vows to make surveillance reforms after watchdog report | DHS cyber chief focused on 2020 The Hill's Campaign Report: High stakes at last Democratic debate before Super Tuesday MORE


A trove of emails released by WikiLeaks last month showed Democratic National Committee officials apparently planning to undermine Bernie SandersBernie SandersWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate MORE in his campaign against Clinton for the party's presidential nomination.

"When we published the DNC leaks, the New York Times, which picked its favorite candidate ... said that I intended to harm Hillary Clinton," Assange told the Green Party's convention via video feed Saturday.

"This is what we've been doing for 10 years. It was a completely fabricated story," he added. 

"We are very interested in power and publishing the truth about power so people can work out however they choose so they can reform power."