WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange plans to release more confidential emails in what amounts to an “October Surprise” aimed to hurt Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton. Assange previously created controversy when he released Democratic National Committee emails which showed a bias against Bernie Sanders from DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her subordinates. That resulted in the resignation of Schultz just before the Democratic National Convention.
Via ConservativeTribune: Assange appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” program Tuesday and told host Sean Hannity: “The first batch is reasonably soon. We are quite confident about it now.”
“We might put out some teasers as early as the next week or the week after,” Assange added.
Assange in an interview with TheHill claimed that he had “thousands” of documents and that they would have a “significant” on the election.
Assange maintains that everything he does is for the betterment of public discourse
“We specialize in bringing the First Amendment to the world. We are surprised that one of our biggest battles is trying to bring it to the United States under an Obama administration.
Via ConservativeTribune: According to Assange, Clinton has also pushed for him to be punished for publishing the information stolen by Pvt. Bradley Manning that has Manning currently serving 35 years in prison. Assange has not been charged in that incident.
It has been more or less confirmed that the emails which Assange and WikiLeaks have been leaking to the public were originally obtained by Russian State hackers. As such, Assange has aligned himself with Trump and Putin, and against Clinton.
Assange, who claims to be a free speech advocate, has for better or worse turned himself into a conduit for the Russian government to directly influence the American election through cyber warfare.