Today feels a bit like watching the greatest movie ever “Clue” where at the end everyone did it. Assange has confirmed that Trump’s team did seek out Hillary’s missing emails. As reported in The Daily Beast:
Alexander Nix, who heads a controversial data-analytics firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign, wrote in an email last year that he reached out to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about Hillary Clinton’s missing 33,000 emails.
Nix, who heads Cambridge Analytica, told a third party that he reached out to Assange about his firm somehow helping the WikiLeaks editor release Clinton’s missing emails, according to two sources familiar with a congressional investigation into interactions between Trump associates and the Kremlin. Those sources also relayed that, according to Nix’s email, Assange told the Cambridge Analytica CEO that he didn’t want his help, and preferred to do the work on his own.
If the claims Nix made in that email are true, this would be the closest known connection between Trump’s campaign and Assange.
Cambridge Analytica did not provide comment for this story by press time.
After publication, Assange provided this statement to The Daily Beast: ”We can confirm an approach by Cambridge Analytica and can confirm that it was rejected by WikiLeaks.”
I can confirm an approach by Cambridge Analytica [prior to November last year] and can confirm that it was rejected by WikiLeaks.
— Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) October 25, 2017
Interestingly, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Keith Olbermann, was quick to call this treason by the Trump administration. He seemed less inclined in other tweets to label Hillary in a similar light.
You read about Assange confirming the head of Cambridge Analytica asked him for Hillary’s emails? That’s treason, Ari. Jump, find a new ship https://t.co/buZ2PffBgh
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 25, 2017