Julian Assange vows ‘October Surprise’ from Wikileaks

Against the backdrop of Wikileaks‘ 10th anniversary, the investigative journalistic group’s founder, Julian Assange, has vowed to follow the release of thousands of documents damaging to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with further revelations which, he claims, will expose Clinton further and could impact the November election.

Assange had planned to observe the disclosure platform’s red-letter day from his sanctuary inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but cancelled his scheduled appearance Monday over security concerns. Mr. Assange did not elaborate on the security issues.  Assange later told reporters he would speak to an audience in Berlin on Tuesday via video link.

Those anticipating bombshell disclosures Tuesday were instead treated to Assange’s expressing his intent to reveal documents related to internet-service company Google, the weapons trade, petroleum, mass surveillance, military affairs and records connected to Hillary Clinton and the U.S. presidential election gradually over the next 10 weeks.

Assange told the Berlin conference all documents related to the presidential election would be released prior to Nov. 8.

“The material that WikiLeaks is going to publish before the end of the year is of a very significant moment in different directions, affecting three powerful organizations in three different states as well as the U.S election process,” Assange stated.

Addressing concerns his journalistic organization’s purpose is to injure Hillary Clinton, Assange dismissed such claims as blatant falsehoods, instead insisting he is not pursuing a vendetta against the former Secretary.

“There has been a misquoting of me and Wikileaks publications . . . (suggesting) we intend to harm Hillary Clinton or I intend to harm Hillary Clinton or that I don’t like Hillary Clinton. All those are false,” Assange told journalists in Berlin.


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