The founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, stated on Wednesday (24 August) that Wikileaks is planning to release “significant” information connected with the campaign of Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton.
He said that it will be released before the coming 8 November election.
He answered the question in an interview arranged by the satellite if the data could be a mind changer in the election, “I think it’s significant. You know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and the media.”
“I don’t want to give the game away, but it’s a variety of documents, from different types of institutions that are associated with the election campaign, some quite unexpected angles, some interesting, some even entertaining,” Assange said when questioned how the next revelations would compare with the ones in July.
On 22 July, WikiLeaks released 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the top of the US Democratic National Committee which were obtained by hacking its servers. It is said to be part one of its new Hillary Leaks series
On 27 July, Wikileaks released 29 hacked audio recordings of Democratic National Committee voicemails as the second leak in a series. It was released during the Democratic National Convention where Clinton was officially named the party’s presidential nominee.
That incident had deeply rattled the party, resulting in the withdrawal of the committee’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
WikiLeaks is an international non-profit journalistic organisation that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources.
It publishes leaked material, mostly from governments. One of the largest information leaks in U.S. history classified under military and diplomatic documents is released by WikiLeaks in 2010.
In the last five years, Assange has been living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he was accused of sexual assault. He denies the allegations.