Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says that the hacktivist organization will be releasing more significant Hillary Clinton documents before the November presidential election. Assange notes that they are working around the clock to verify the information before making the large data dump.
Julian Assange recently gave interviews to Fox & Friends and Megyn Kelly in which he noted that the Wikileaks’ “October surprise” is coming, and it could prove damning for Hillary Clinton.
Assange tells Fox & Friends that the new Clinton data will absolutely be leaked before the November general election, claiming that he believes the new documents are significant but will need to be picked up in the media for it to have an impact on Clinton’s presidential run.
“I think it’s significant. You know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media.”
In his interview with Megyn Kelly, the Blaze notes that Assange would not go into full detail about the purported leak, but he did note that it contains information from “different types of institutions that are associated with the election campaign.” He also pointed out that the dump will not just contain emails, as it includes “different types of documents.”
Assange notes that the “October surprise” Wikileaks data dump will expose “some quite unexpected angles” that prove “quite interesting, some even entertaining.” Wikileaks has teased in the past that they had additional information on Clinton and that she should be “worried” about what they have uncovered. However, the group never provided a time-frame for the data dump. Therefore, with the election just two months away, many feared that Assange wouldn’t make the dump in time to end her presidential bid.
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Assange seems to be putting those fears to rest as he noted in both interviews that the data dump will happen before the general election. The timing of the release is important, as Assange pointed out. He notes that they are timing the release of information to have maximum impact.
“It’s a complex business what we do. We have to assess the voracity. We have a perfect ten year record so far in never gets it wrong and we want to keep that reputation, understand how things should be formatted, what media we should be involved in, what is the best way to stage it out? Do we accumulate everything and essentially publish all in one batch or do we smaller batches?”
An “October surprise” would put Hillary Clinton in an undesirable spot as the information would be fresh on voters’ minds going into the election but not provide enough time for Clinton to do damage control. Assange says they will not reveal exactly what will be included in the data dump as he doesn’t want to “give the game away.”
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) August 26, 2016
As Assange makes his bold claims for an “October surprise,” Breibart is reporting that Hillary Clinton is claiming not to be concerned. Clinton was asked during an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski if there are any embarrassing emails that could surface in the future involving her work as Secretary of State and donations to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton responded by noting that “she is sure” that those emails do not exist.
What do you think about Julian Assange’s claims that Wikileaks will release an “October surprise” that could have a major impact on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign? Do you think Assange is waiting too long to release the documents, or will they be perfectly timed if released at a later date? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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