Democrats Say WikiLeaks Is a Russian Front, U.S. Intelligence Isn’t So Sure

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC accuse Julian Assange of working with Moscow to elect Donald Trump by leaking embarrassing emails. Are they getting ahead of U.S. intelligence?

On Monday, Clinton’s spokesman called WikiLeaks “a propaganda arm” of the Kremlin and accused the site’s founder, Julian Assange, of “colluding with [the] Russian government to help Trump” by leaking embarrassing emails taken from the Democratic National Committee and from the account of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. That statement went further than an assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies and the Homeland Security Department last week that stopped short of explicitly naming WikiLeaks as a Russian agent.