Judge Nap: U.S. Intel Behind Leaking of Emails to WikiLeaks, Not Russia
Judge Andrew Napolitano questioned whether Russia was really behind the leaks of emails to WikiLeaks, arguing that U.S. intelligence agents had more incentive to try to influence the election outcome.
We learned this morning that an intelligence briefing requested by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) was called off after spy agencies refused to show up on Capitol Hill.
Napolitano said U.S. intelligence agents' identities and locations were exposed by Hillary Clinton's "reckless" use of a private email server as secretary of state. Thus, he said they had the incentive to try to prevent her from becoming president.
"Who had access to all this material without having to steal any codes? United States intelligence agents, who did not want this woman in charge of the federal government," said Napolitano.
In Napolitano's view, the intelligence world is subject to political interference and that may have happened in this case.
"There's a whole world out there that is below the fold, below the radar scope that we don't know about, which is the intelligence community," the judge said.
Napolitano said Julian Assange and WikiLeaks "revealed truthful information" by releasing emails from the DNC and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
"When Donald Trump says the Russians did not hack Mrs. Clinton, he's right," he said. "Somebody leaked from Mrs. Clinton's emails, but nobody went in there and altered her operational systems, which is what hacking does."
Steve Doocy pointed to a new Daily Mail report in which a WikiLeaks operative says that he "personally received Clinton campaign emails in Washington D.C. after they were leaked by 'disgusted' whisteblowers - and not hacked by Russia."
Meantime, President-elect Donald Trump continued to express skepticism about Russia's involvement.
If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2016
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