Assange Offered “News” On Top Dem To Fake Hannity

The Washington Examiner reports:

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tried to offer “news” about Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, to Fox News commentator Sean Hannity but actually messaged a woman posing as the cable news host.

The Daily Beast reported Monday Assange direct messaged @SeanHannity_ early Saturday morning after the real Hannity’s account was deleted due to a technical snafu by the social media company. However, the @SeanHannity_ account was run by a Texas woman — Hannity’s real account is @SeanHannity.

From the Daily Beast:

Citing mysterious sources and to-be-revealed bombshells, Hannity has been alleging he will unveil “the biggest scandal in American history” for weeks on his primetime Fox News show that has devolved into mostly a recitation of conspiracy theories about a “secret society” and the “deep state.”

Both Hannity and Assange’s WikiLeaks have pushed similar document drops and hashtag campaigns since before the 2016 election, most recently the push to release a confidential memo about government spying under the hashtag “#releasethememo.”

Last year, Hannity even invited Assange to guest host his radio program. Both participated in baseless speculation about the murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich, which Hannity later dropped after advertisers dropped his program.