From Daily Mail: Wikileaks co-creator Julian Assange says that he will soon release ‘significant’ material on Hillary Clinton.
He told Fox News‘s Megyn Kelly that Clinton – who has vowed to ‘run out the clock’ on various controversial stories, according to unnamed sources – may be ‘forced’ to respond to his remarks.
Assange said his team was ‘working around the clock’ on ‘a lot of material’ from the Clinton election campaign – and that his findings were ‘significant.’
Assange, who was speaking from an undisclosed location as he still faces extradition to Sweden for alleged sexual assaults in 2010, wouldn’t be drawn on exactly when the information would be released. But he promised that it would ‘absolutely’ come out before November’s election.
He also declined to say exactly what it was that Wikileaks would be releasing, but that ‘thousands of pages’ of material are being read through at the moment by his team.
Those documents came from ‘various institutions connected to the election campaign,’ he said. He added that there were ‘some quite unexpected angles that are quite interesting – some even entertaining.’
Assange remained similarly cagey about the impact of his documents on Clinton’s campaign, when Kelly asked whether the information could be a ‘game-changer’ for Trump, who is behind in polls. ‘I think it’s significant,’ he said. ‘Ah, you know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media.’
Assange also told Kelly that his team were taking pains to check the veracity of their data, so they wouldn’t spoil what he called a ‘perfect ten-year record.’
As proof of his form, he pointed to his team’s leaking of documents ahead of the Democratic National Convention that showed negative talk about then-candidate Bernie Sanders among DNC staff. That ultimately led to DNC officials resigning, including chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.