Julian Assange Hints at More DNC Material from WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated that there might be a “lot more material” concerning the US presidential campaign released by WikiLeaks in the future.
The dark cloud of email scandals has previously loomed threateningly over the DNC presidential nominee. Now, the email scandal engulfing the Democratic National Committee, isn’t going away anytime soon either.
Last week, WikiLeaks released 20,000 internal emails of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) which revealed communication and practices that showed DNC in an unflattering light.
In an interview with CNN, WikiLeaks founder and famed whistleblower Julian Assange said that WikiLeaks has “a lot more material” directly related to the US presidential campaign.
Recent allegations from the DNC claim that Russia is behind the DNC email server hack, with one Clinton campaign official even implying that Russian state-sponsored hackers are doing so to directly help Clinton’s rival for the US presidency, Donald Trump. Assange declined to confirm or deny such allegations but insisted that the Clinton campaign was trying to distract the focus from the hacked emails by resorting to blame Russia for the breach.
Assange spoke from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has notably been a political refugee. He stated:
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 [reveal any sources].
Officials from Kremlin have swatted away any allegations pointing to Russia’s purported involvement in the hacking, dismissing it as “the usual fun and games” of US election campaigns.
Donald Trump has also rubbished allegations that he is linked with Russian state-sponsored hackers behind the DNC breach. He went beyond merely dismissing the allegations and resorted to add to the email scandal in the most dramatic fashion possible, by inviting Russia to hack and find Hillary Clinton’s emails.
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