Intelligence Board: What is the relationship between WikiLeaks and Russian intelligence?

Board created by probono on Sept. 24, 2016.
A new round of leaks leave some claiming that the agendas of WikiLeaks and Russia have dovetailed too frequently to be by chance.
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Russian intelligence is using WikiLeaks without the knowledge of WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks and Russian intelligence are collaborating to release information
Russian intelligence has undercover operatives within WikiLeaks
There is no relationship between WikiLeaks and Russian intelligence
"WikiLeaks’ document releases, along with many of Mr. Assange’s statements, have often benefited Russia, at the expense of the West" Evaluate Very Consistent Consistent Consistent Inconsistent
WikiLeaks advised Edward Snowden to go to Russia Evaluate Neutral Consistent Consistent Inconsistent
Assange stated that WikiLeaks does not focus on Russia because it is a “bit player on the world stage" Evaluate Neutral Consistent Neutral Consistent
July 26, 2016 WikiLeaks denies any connection to Russian intelligence Evaluate Consistent Consistent Neutral Consistent
June 19, 2015 WikiLeaks published Saudi cables months after Putin accused the Saudis of holding down oil prices Evaluate Consistent Consistent Consistent Neutral
April 1, 2012 Assange hosted a 12-episode show talk show on Kremlin-funded TV channel RT (Russia Today) Evaluate Neutral Neutral N/A Neutral