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WikiLeaks's Assange: bold publisher or Russian dupe?

US Office of the Director of National Intelligence accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering hackers to steal Democratic Party files and feed them to them to WikiLeaks' Julian AssangeAccusations that Russia interfered with the US presidential election by leaking hacked documents via WikiLeaks have put a fresh spotlight on the crusading website’s founder Julian Assange. A report from the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released Friday accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering the operation in which computer hackers stole Democratic Party files and fed them to WikiLeaks. The website published the internal documents and emails over the weeks ahead of the November 8 election, embarrassing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and arguably contributing to her defeat — which US intelligence said was Putin’s goal.

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