The Central Intelligence Agency knows the identities of the people who leaked DNC emails to the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, a former CIA officer contends.
Fred Rustmann, who served as an operations officer in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service for 24 years and was a member of the agency’s elite Senior Intelligence Service, said in an interview with WND that WikiLeaks’ ongoing release of classified information is “disgusting.”
But he said it’s likely the CIA knows who the leakers are.
“WikiLeaks says they want to protect their sources – Julian Assange said that he wouldn’t reveal his sources, but he would say that it wasn’t the Russians,” Rustmann said. “But the agency knows a lot of the information. I suspect they may have a pretty good idea of who provided that information to WikiLeaks.”
The CIA sent a vague threat to WikiLeaks and the potential sources in a tweet on Saturday evening using the CIA’s official Twitter account, referencing comments CIA Director Mike Pompeo gave at the Reagan National Defense Forum. (Read more from “CIA Knows Who Leaked 2016 Emails From DNC” HERE)