The July 22 liberation of 20,000 Democratic National Commitee (DNC) emails is only the dawning of further revelations says WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange.
Interviewed via Skype on CNN Thursday, the founder of the whistleblowing platform told Anderson Cooper his organization is in possession of further emails damaging to the Clinton campaign.
Assange then proceeded to tell Cooper of his intent to release further documents.
In its July 22 release of a trove of DNC emails, the investigative group spilled secrets related to what appears to have been an institutional-style bias against the candidacy of Bernie Sanders by top DNC officials including former chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
The DNC formally apologized to Sanders earlier this week.
When pressed by Cooper as to the source of the leak, Assange refused to confirm or deny the origin, preferring to remain furtive. Assange declined to say whether the source was a lone hacktivist, a group or a government.
“Perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward and that might be an interesting moment. Some people may have egg on their faces. But to exclude certain actors is to make it easier to find out who our sources are. So we never do it,” Assange told Cooper.
Assange added the DNC and RNC’s internet security systems were “Swiss cheese.”
Remaining coy, Assange dismissed Cooper’s attempts to specifically single out Russia as the source of the leaks, averring:
“What we have right now is the Hillary Clinton campaign using a speculative allegation about hacks that have occurred in the past to try and divert attention from our emails, another separate issue that WikiLeaks has published.”
“I think this raises a very serious question, which is that the natural instincts of Hillary Clinton and the people around her, that when confronted with a serious domestic political scandal, that she tries to blame the Russians, blame the Chinese, etc. If she does that when she’s in government, that’s a political, managerial style that can lead to conflict.”
Russia denies involvement with the hacking and release of DNC emails and has dismissed accusations of complicity as “absurd,” although U.S. intelligence agencies have informed the White House that Moscow is the likely perpetrator.
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