WikiLeaks: Trump administration a ‘frequent source of false information’

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WikiLeaks late Wednesday referred to the Trump administration as a “frequent source of false information” after winners of President Trump’s “Fake News Awards” were announced.

“Comment: While @WikiLeaks, as a primary source organization with a perfect verification record welcomes debate over ‘fake news’ it should be noted that along with the U.S. establishment press, the Trump administration is a frequent source of false information. #FakeNewsAwards,” WikiLeaks tweeted.

The Republican National Committee on Wednesday unveiled the winners of the “Fake News Awards.”

The list included frequent Trump targets in the media, including CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

{mosads}In another tweet Wednesday, WikiLeaks cited a specific recipient of the “Fake News Awards.” The No. 3 award went to CNN for its report that “candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked WikiLeaks documents from WikiLeaks.”

“While Trump’s #FakeNewsAwards attributes the ‘bronze’ (#3) medal to CNN, in fact, NBC & CBS also originated or ‘verified’ the same false story in an extraordinary case of triple fake news placement that still lacks all transparency or discipline,” WikiLeaks tweeted.

Last year, an unclassified assessment released by the U.S. intelligence community implicated WikiLeaks in Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Intelligence officials concluded at the time “with high confidence” that Russia gave hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, to WikiLeaks. 

Assange has repeatedly denied that Russia was the source of the hacked emails the organization released ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Earlier this year, it was also revealed that Donald Trump Jr. corresponded with WikiLeaks during the presidential campaign. Trump Jr. released a chain of private Twitter messages after a report in The Atlantic about the contacts.

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