Assange promises 'significant' information in coming Wikileaks document dump

Julian Assange, editor in chief of Wikileaks, is promising that the new batch of documents that the hacking group is readying for release will contain "significant" information about the Clinton campaign.


Asked if the data could be a game-changer in the election, the Australian told Fox News in an interview conducted by satellite: “I think it’s significant. You know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media.”

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for five years to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces sexual assault accusations. He denies the allegations. 

WikiLeaks released files in July of what it said were audio recordings pulled from the emails of the Democratic National Committee that were obtained by hacking its servers.

That release, during the Democratic National Convention where Clinton was officially named the party’s presidential nominee, was the second batch in a series that deeply rattled the party and 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 in July.

It should be noted that Assange is a notorious publicity hound, so hyping the coming document release isn't beyond him. There is also the nagging question of whether Assange is a Russian operative or simply one of Putin's useful idiots. 

Neither caveat will matter if the information promised by Assange delivers. As to what could be classified as a "game changer," take your pick; a Benghazi revelation, damaging information about Clinton's health, or more bombshells about the mixing of Clinton's State Department business with the business of the Foundation.

Assange would not say when the release was coming, but I would expect the absolute worst revelations to be saved for mid to late October when it might matter most.

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