Julian Assange says Clinton is lying about not knowing classified symbol

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Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, said Tuesday night that Hillary Clinton is not telling the truth when she says she didn't know what the classified "c" marker used in government email correspondences during her time at the State Department meant.

"She is lying," Assange told Fox News' Sean Hannity. "And it is disturbing that [FBI Director James] Comey goes along with that game."

Notes of Clinton's testimony to the FBI released Friday show that the former secretary of state said she could not remember what the symbol meant.

"When asked what the parenthetical 'c' meant before a paragraph within the captioned email," read the FBI's notes of an interview with Clinton released Friday. "[Clinton] stated she did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order."

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A supporter of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds banners outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he marks three years since Assange claimed asylum in the embassy on June 19, 2015. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange clocks up three years inside the Ecuadoran embassy in London today, after claiming that Swedish prosecutors cancelled a landmark meeting in his case earlier this week. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hold placards during a vigil across the street from the Ecuador embassy in London, Friday, June 19, 2015. Julian Assange is marking the third anniversary of his stay inside Ecuador's London embassy. The WikiLeaks founder entered the building on June 19, 2012, to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning about alleged sexual assaults. British police stand outside, ready to arrest him if he leaves. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hold placards during a vigil across the street from the Ecuador embassy in London, Friday, June 19, 2015. Julian Assange is marking the third anniversary of his confinement inside Ecuador's London embassy. The WikiLeaks founder entered the building on June 19, 2012, to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning about alleged sexual assaults, and the British police stand outside the embassy, ready to arrest him if he leaves. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he confirmed he "will be leaving the embassy soon", Monday Aug. 18, 2014. The Australian Assange fled to the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over allegations of sex crimes. (AP Photo / John Stillwell, POOL)
Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, centre back, talks to the media, with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, back right, during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Assange he confirmed he "will be leaving the embassy soon", Monday Aug. 18, 2014. The Australian, Assange fled to the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over allegations of sex crimes. (AP Photo / John Stillwell, POOL)
Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, left, shakes hands with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Monday Aug. 18, 2014, where Assange confirmed he "will be leaving the embassy soon". The Australian Assange fled to the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over allegations of sex crimes. (AP Photo / John Stillwell, POOL)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he confirmed he "will be leaving the embassy soon", Monday Aug. 18, 2014. The Australian Assange fled to the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over allegations of sex crimes. (AP Photo / John Stillwell, POOL)
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"Hillary Clinton says that she can't remember what a 'c' in brackets stands for. Everyone in positions of government, and in WikiLeaks, knows it stands for Classified/Confidential," Assange said.

"By Hillary Clinton, here she is. See, that is her signature. With a 'c' in bracket right there," Assange said to Hannity, holding one such email up. "Thousands of examples where she herself has used a 'c' in brackets by herself. And more than 22,000 times where she has received cables from others with this 'c' in brackets. So it is absolutely incredible for her to lie."

FBI Director Comey concluded in July that Clinton's State Department had been "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information" but that "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring charges against Clinton.

Assange also knocked the government's timing of the most recent Clinton release -- the Friday before Labor Day weekend -- and criticized the Obama administration for an "epidemic... of abusing national security law to crack down on what is legitimate use of the First Amendment."

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