WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange said in an interview last week that he plans to publish several never-before-seen Hillary Clinton emails during her time as Secretary of State.
Assange, who is currently held up in Ecuador’s London Embassy, told ITV that he will be leaking the information on the whistleblowing website soon, and the documents will provide “enough evidence” to give the Obama Administration no choice but to indict Clinton.
“We have emails relating to Hillary Clinton which are pending publication. We have accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton, which could proceed to an indictment.”
According to RT, roughly 32,000 emails from the presumptive Democratic nominee’s private server have been leaked by WikiLeaks so far, but Assange has not confirmed the number of emails that will be published.
Assange suggested that Hillary’s emails also contain additional information about the Clinton Foundation, which has been linked to numerous scandals.
Clinton pushed for overthrow of Gaddafi despite Pentagon’s opposition & Prediction of the postwar outcome https://t.co/bxded8XYJb
— Sudi_KT (@Sudi_KT) June 12, 2016
Despite to the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Clinton’s personal server, Assange believes the Justice Department will not indict Hillary.
“[Attorney General Loretta Lynch] is not going to indict Hillary Clinton. It’s not possible that could happen. But the FBI could push for new concessions from the Clinton government in exchange for its lack of indictment.”
Assange has been critical of Clinton in past by calling her a “liberal war hawk” and claimed she was the leading champion in pushing for the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi after publishing more leaked emails, according to The Guardian.
In 2015 Hillary Clinton’s campaign HQ moved to 1 Pierrepoint Plazza just a few floors under DoJ head Lorreta Lynch. pic.twitter.com/ffCGQLGsVV
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 13, 2016
“They predicted that the postwar outcome would be something like it is … she has a long history of being a liberal war hawk,” he said.
In 2013, Hillary’s personal server came to light when Romanian hacker “Guccifer” allegedly accessed several emails on aide Sindy Blumenthal’s account which exposed Clinton’s email address. A year-long criminal investigation by the FBI found sensitive information was on the server that included, but not limited, to drone strikes, CIA personnel notation, and 22 emails marked Top Secret.
The State Department Inspector General issued a 79-page report last month sharply criticizing Clinton’s use of the server as Secretary of State, and it dispelled Hillary’s argument that it was “allowed” or “approved” of its use by department officials.
“Secretary Clinton never demonstrated to them that her private server or mobile device met minimum information security requirements,” the report said.
The White House official spokesperson issued a statement admitting the FBI is indeed conducting a “criminal investigation” on the same day that President Obama endorsed the presumptive nominee.
Many have questioned the high-risk move of endorsing someone who is suspected of exposing national security secrets for everyone to see. If FBI director James Comey decides to recommend indictment of Hillary Clinton, Obama will not only be at the center of a political firestorm and demonstrate an inherent conflict of interest, but his legacy may be defined with this one action.
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