'Wikileaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service, ' he said.
"In January of this year, our intelligence community determined that Russian military intelligence - the GRU - had used WikiLeaks to release data of United States victims that the GRU had obtained through cyber operations against the Democratic National Committee", he said.
The CIA director said the US intelligence community determined that Russian military intelligence used WikiLeaks to release information obtained through cyber operations against the Democratic National Committee.
Pompeo admitted that the agency had changed the way it delivered intelligence briefings to accommodate Trump's learning style, but he declined to say how.
Pressed on why he would tweet a link to WikiLeaks documents if he believed the source was not credible, Pompeo suggested he didn't remember the tweet.
Trump has faced steady and growing allegations that members of his inner circle maintained ties with Russian Federation, which is accused of interfering in last year's presidential campaign in Trump's favor.
Pompeo made a decision to go public with his comments against WikiLeaks and Assange in the last few weeks, after WikiLeaks released Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools last month.
And Pompeo's attacks on WikiLeaks sit uncomfortably for him, too: Last summer, as Assange published fresh disclosures from hacked emails of the DNC, Pompeo gleefully tweeted them out.
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Assange, a native of Australia, has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, after taking refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape, which he denies.
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"No one has the right to actively steal American secrets with the intent to do harm to it", he said.
Here were Pompeo's full comments Monday. He prefaced his query to Pompeo by saying, "I have to ask this question, I guess". He added that Russian Federation would continue to try to meddle in elections in the United States, and was doing the same in Europe.
Nation states' intelligence threats have been the focus in the past but the new threat is operating in different manner "but has as its motive the destruction of America in the very same way as those nations do", he said.
He said he believes Trump is completely prepared to hear intelligence that "runs opposite to the hypothesis".
The wide-ranging public remarks created noticeable breathing room between the Pompeo's CIA and the White House, whose current occupants came into office openly criticizing and questioning the intelligence community of which Pompeo is now a part.
Moscow has said that Syrian rebels, rather than the Syrian government, were responsible.