The Wikileaks founder claimed the Democratic party were trying to smear the President-elect with claims that Russia and Assange colluded to release damning information on the left-wing party ahead of the US Presidential election to secure the Republican tycoon’s nomination.
The 45-year-old, who has been given political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy for nearly five years, was scathing of the Democratic party for its election campaign and categorically denied WikiLeaks received the leaked information from Russian hackers.
Talking to Sean Hannity about the recent US Government accusations about WikiLeaks involvement in obtaining information from Hillary Clinton’s emails, Mr Assange said: “They are trying to delegitimise the Trump administration before it goes into the White House.
“They are trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate President.”
In a wide ranging interview broadcast on Fox News, Mr Assange attacked the Democratic party for attempting to divert attention from their own scandals during the Presidential election campaign instead of addressing the issues head-on and appealing to voters.
Talking about Wikileaks’ involvement in the hacking allegations, the Wikileaks founder said: “You watch… They will seize on this and harp on it for the next four years.
“I think that’s a mistake. It’s a mistake… for the US Democratic party. It’s a stupid manoeuvre and it’s the same reason why they lost the election which is instead of focusing on substance, they focus on other things which they think are short term wins but they are not strategic.
“A little comment by Trump here or there, or this attempt to say how outrageous it is that the American public received true information before an election.
“The public does not buy that. The public want as much true information before an election as possible.”
Mr Assange, who founded WikiLeaks in 2006 and has released numerous documents of confidential information, claimed that he “absolutely” would have released damning information on Donald Trump should there have been any.