Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has lashed out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, describing him as ‘a tool of Russian intelligence’ to disrupt the 2016 US election.
In an interview with ABC’s Four Corners, which is to air on Monday night, Clinton claims he colluded with Russia and damaged her candidacy for president.
‘Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator,’ she said.
‘WikiLeaks is unfortunately now practically a fully owned subsidiary of Russian intelligence.’
Assange, who has been living inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradition to the United States, hit back at Clinton on Twitter.
Tweeting a link to the Four Corners interview, he wrote: ‘There’s something wrong with Hillary Clinton’.
‘It is not just her constant lying. It is not just that she throws off menacing glares and seethes thwarted entitlement’.
‘Something much darker rides along with it. A cold creepiness rarely seen’ he said.