ASSANGE: Our source is not the Russian government.HANNITY: So in other words, let me be clear: Russia did not give you the Podesta documents or anything from the DNC.ASSANGE: That's correct.
HANNITY: I've asked you before, I'm going to ask you again today, did Russia give you this information or anybody associated with Russia?ASSANGE: Our source is not a state party. So the answer for our interactions is no. ...HANNITY: Can I ask take it one step further, can you say that the source was within the United States?ASSANGE: I don't want to constrain whether it was someone inside the United States, in the DNC, in the service providers that provide for the DNC or outside, etcetera. I think we have already pushed it quite a lot by...HANNITY: More than you would like?ASSANGE: More than we would like by saying it's not a state party. That — that was necessary to do because there was an — a serious attempt to distract from the content of our publications with this Russian narrative.
HANNITY: ...[F]rom what we understand, the Podesta emails were hacked through a phishing scheme where it said click on this, give us your information, and he did so.ASSANGE: Well, there's a number of hacks of the DNC and Podesta based on the publicly available information. This is not something coming from our sources. We published, as part of our policy of full disclosure and not interfering with the material...HANNITY: Right.ASSANGE: — We published the — several Podesta emails which shows Podesta responding to a phishing email.Now, how did they respond?Podesta gave out that his password was the word, password. His own staff said this email that you've received, this is totally legitimate.So it's — so this is something a 14-year-old kid — a 14-year-old kid could have hacked into Podesta that way.