(CNSNews.com) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that in releasing emails from the Democratic National Commitee “we didn’t need to establish partnerships with the New York Times or the Washington Post" and that "in fact, that might be counterproductive because they are partisans of one group or another."
“Often it’s the case that we have to do a lot of exploration and marketing of the material we publish ourselves to get a big political impact for it,” Assange told Democracy Now! earlier this week.
“But in this case we knew because of the pending DNC and because of the degree of interest in the U.S. election, we didn’t need to establish partnerships with the New York Times or the Washington Post, in fact, that might be counterproductive because they are partisans of one group or another. Rather, we took the data set analyzed it, verified it made it into presentable, searchable form – presented it for all journalists and the public to mine and that is exactly what has happened,” Assange said.
Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) resigned over the weekend after the release of the DNC emails that indicate party officials had favored Clinton during the primaries against Bernie Sanders.