Despite editor-in-chief Julian Assange remarking to Bill Maher on Friday evening that WikiLeaks is “working on” hacking Donald Trump’s tax returns, the organization outright denied any such actions. “Claim is a joke from a comedy show,” the official WikiLeaks account tweeted on Saturday morning.
“We are ‘working on’ encouraging whistleblowers.” The leak-encouraging outlet most recently disseminated the hacked emails of Democratic National Committee staffers, revealing unfair treatment of underdog primary candidate Bernie Sanders in favor of the eventual nominee Hillary Clinton. Controversy ensued, leading to chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation, along with staffers including communications director Luis Miranda. Read more at POLITICO.