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UK: Trump has 'no substantial connection' with Russia – Wikileaks' Assange *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*02:34

UK: Trump has 'no substantial connection' with Russia – Wikileaks' Assange *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*

United Kingdom, London
August 6, 2016 at 13:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

There is “no substantial connection” between Russia and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during an exclusive interview with RT’s Afshin Rattanzi at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Wednesday.

“My analysis of Trump and Russia is that there is no substantial connection […] because Trump was trying to invest in Russia before Putin in 1990s,” stated Assange while pointing to the fact that he “had no success.” He went on to comment on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's connection to Russia, saying that she has an “extremely well-documented pattern” of doing business in Russia.

“Now one particular instance is the approval by Secretary Clinton of selling 20 percent of the US uranium reprocessing rights to a Russian company, to be exported to Russia. So, at that time a large donation was made by those Russian interests to the Clinton foundation,” Assange noted.

Julian Assange has been living inside London's Ecuadorian embassy since June 2012, after being granted asylum in Ecuador. He has not left the premises due to fears that he, upon exiting, could face extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.

UK: Trump has 'no substantial connection' with Russia – Wikileaks' Assange *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*02:34
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There is “no substantial connection” between Russia and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during an exclusive interview with RT’s Afshin Rattanzi at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Wednesday.

“My analysis of Trump and Russia is that there is no substantial connection […] because Trump was trying to invest in Russia before Putin in 1990s,” stated Assange while pointing to the fact that he “had no success.” He went on to comment on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's connection to Russia, saying that she has an “extremely well-documented pattern” of doing business in Russia.

“Now one particular instance is the approval by Secretary Clinton of selling 20 percent of the US uranium reprocessing rights to a Russian company, to be exported to Russia. So, at that time a large donation was made by those Russian interests to the Clinton foundation,” Assange noted.

Julian Assange has been living inside London's Ecuadorian embassy since June 2012, after being granted asylum in Ecuador. He has not left the premises due to fears that he, upon exiting, could face extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.

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