Well, it looks like Donald Trump has to release his tax returns, or someone else will!
In a Friday night video interview on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher questioned Julian Assange about the Democratic National Committee leaks that were released the week before the Democratic convention. Julian Assange also said WikiLeaks is ‘working on’ hacking Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Maher noted that WikiLeaks has not released anything hacked from the Trump campaign. The conversation prompted Maher to ask “why don’t you hack into Donald Trump’s tax returns?”
“Well, we’re working on it,” Assange said.
In a tweet later Saturday morning, however, WikiLeaks denied that it’s “working on” hacking Trump’s tax returns.
“Claim is a joke from a comedy show. We are ‘working on’ encouraging whistleblowers,” WikiLeaks stated.
WikiLeaks published correspondence between DNC officials, along with donor information, prompted several people to step down, including Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Luis Miranda, communications director for the DNC, also stepped down.
Maher also asserted the DNC hack was from Russia, saying it looks like Assange is “working with a bad actor” to “put your thumb on the scale and basically f— with the one person who stands in the way of us being ruled by Donald Trump.”