Hillary Clinton is right to warn us about Wikileaks

"Look, the whole Russian Federation thing was an excuse for the Democrats losing the election, and it turns out to be just one excuse", Trump said. The emails were released during a four-month period in the lead-up to the United States election.

During a heavily political interview, with the questions asked by Radio 4 presenter Jim Naughtie, Clinton spoke for more than an hour in an attempt to set out just what did happen.

She also said Russian President Vladimir Putin was condescending towards women.

It was also the day the Washington Post published the 2005 Access Hollywood recording of Donald Trump's lewd comments about sexually harassing women.

Clinton was complaining about WikiLeaks' publication during the 2016 election campaign of politically damaging emails from the Democratic National Committee.

The admission comes weeks after her newly released booked What Happened detailed how uncomfortable she felt being followed by a man during the debate, who two days before had been exposed for his infamous "pussy-grabbing" statement on tape.

In September she told David Remnick from the New Yorker that she believed the Australian founder of WikiLeaks may be "on the payroll of the Kremlin".

Trump told journalists during a conference on Monday: 'I think she's wrong.

"He's like a lot of the voices that we're hearing now, which are expressing appreciation for the macho authoritarianism of a Putin". Despite a Swedish prosecutor announcing in May that he was no longer the target of an active rape investigation, Assange remains in the embassy for fear of extradition to the united States on charges over WikiLeaks' aggressive publication of thousands of pages of classified US government documents.

"That may sound dramatic, but we know that they probed and tried to intrude into election systems - not just the social media propaganda part of their campaign", she added, with a warning message that the Russians are "not done".

Speaking on Sunday at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, sponsored by The Times, Hillary Clinton briskly described Wikileaks as an arm of Russian intelligence. "A cold creepiness rarely seen", he said. Something much darker rides along with it.

  • Jon Douglas