Assange: DNC leak ‘encouraged’ more sources to come forward


WikiLeaks’ release of nearly 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee “has led to other sources being encouraged” to share information, Julian Assange said Friday, teasing out an impending leak of even more documents related to the U.S. presidential election.

But Assange, appearing on “Fox & Friends” from London, was his usual cagey self when asked whether he could provide any details about the contents of the forthcoming release.

“No, not really. Sorry to disappoint you. But we have quite a lot of material in relation to the U.S. election, thousands of pages relating to various aspects of the Hillary Clinton campaign and some other institutions,” Assange said.

Assange boasted of the “publicity as a result of our DNC publications” that led to the resignations of several top officials, including Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz “has led to other sources being encouraged.”

“So they stepped forward and hopefully that process will continue as we continue to publish and we can see a kind of cascade of information hopefully also coming out about [the] Republican campaign, and then Americans and others can be better informed about whose new policy is going to be U.S. policy,” Assange said, while adding that it is difficult for an organization like WikiLeaks to “publish much more controversial material than what comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth every single day.” – READ MORE


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