"With the Green Party, and Gary Johnson and the Bernie Sanders campaign, it is very, very important but it must be seen past this moment, past the political moment," Assange said. "That's a moment to build a movement and build pressure and having built it, then one can discipline and hold to account and check the abuses of government during the next four years."
Assange, over the last several weeks, has inserted himself and WikiLeaks into the presidential race by releasing thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee, a leak that forced out DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other officials.
The emails — now available on the WikiLeaks website — showed a rather shameless bias against the campaign of Bernie Sanders; staffers openly mused, for instance, about how they could concoct a narrative that would use Sanders' religious beliefs (or lack thereof) against him.
More broadly, the leaked documents underscored what Sanders supporters, and Bernie Sanders himself, had been saying since his candidacy began to take off: The Democratic Party had already decided that Hillary Clinton would be its presidential nominee.
In his talk at the Green Party's convention, Assange went on to highlight the arguments currently in vogue on the Democratic side: Namely, arguments that one should feel obligated to vote for Hillary Clinton because of the danger posed by a Trump presidency.