WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange said that Hillary Clinton can expect the release of a significant amount of campaign data before the election.
“I think it’s significant. You know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media,” Assange told Fox News in an interview. He was responding to a question from Fox host Megyn Kelly asking if the release would essentially be a game-changer in the 2016 election.
The leaks would also include some “unexpected angles,” the 45-year-old anti-secrecy activist said, adding that the impact of the leaks would depend on how the media and public respond to it.
“We have a lot of pages of material, thousands of pages of material,” Assange said. “I don’t want to give the game away, but it’s a variety of different types of documents from different institutions that are associated with the election campaign. There are some quite unexpected angles that are quite interesting, and some even entertaining.”
Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, vowed to publish the data ahead of the November election, as “people have the right to understand who they’re electing.”
In July, WikiLeaks posted more than 19,000 emails from the Democratic party, including some that showed Democratic National Committee officials criticizing Sen. Bernie Sanders. As a result, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and several other DNC officials resigned.
Assange told Fox News: “In the case of the DNC leaks for example, we pushed as fast as we could to try and get it in before the Democratic Nomination Conference, because obviously people had a right to understand who it is that they’re nominating. The same is true here for the US electoral process.”