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Wikileaks plans to release more material on Clinton: Assange

The founder of whistleblowing website Wikileaks says his organization plans to release more information linked to the campaign of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

When asked if the data could be a game-changer in the November 8 presidential election, Julian Assange told Fox News on Wednesday: “I think it’s significant. You know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media.”

He was speaking from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been residing for several years.

In July, Wikileaks released hacked files, showing that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) favored Clinton over her primary challenger and anti-establishment candidate, Bernie Sanders.

The release, during the Democratic National Convention where Clinton was officially named the party’s presidential nominee, prompted the committee’s Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down.

“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 quite interesting, some even entertaining,” Assange said when asked how the next revelations would compare with those released by WikiLeaks in July.

People attend a video conference of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the International Center for Advanced Communication Studies for Latin America (CIESPAL) auditorium in Quito on June 23, 2016. (AFP photo)

WikiLeaks publishes leaked material, mostly from governments. Assange has also been under investigation in the US since his website released secret US military and diplomatic documents in 2010.

He has been in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 and has secured political asylum from the South American country after he lost a legal battle against extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault.

It is believed that Assange’s extradition is a cover for sending him to the US, where he is wanted over the release of thousands of classified US documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on his whistleblower website.


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