Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday that while Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information would generally be enough to move forward with prosecution, authorities "seem to have changed the standard" to exempt her from the law.

In an interview with NPR, Assange said the Espionage Act empowers the government to prosecute people who mishandle classified information "with intent or reason to believe that the information is to be used to the injury of the United States." He said Clinton's behavior was problematic under the law, even if she did not intend to violate it.

"There has been an interpretation saying that it doesn't matter that you didn't intend to harm the United States, but they seem to have changed the standard," Assange said.

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He added that he was proud of his organization's work in publishing 20,000 emails obtained from the servers of the Democratic National Committee, and that it was something traditional media may have tried to cover up.

"That's a remarkable and important contribution to U.S. democracy by our sources and by Wikileaks," Assange said. "What media organization who had received that information would not publish it? I think that's a real question. I would like to say the answer is no media organization would censor that material."

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However, he said, "I'm not confident that in fact all media in the United States would have published those emails."

He also refused to disclose who gave Wikileaks the information, and again implicated Seth Rich, the 27-year-old DNC staffer shot and killed in Washington, D.C. last month. Wikileaks has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case. He said that Wikileaks would not disclose its sources, "even dead sources."