Saturday 3 December 2016

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange promises 'huge disclosure' before US election

Published 04/10/2016 | 13:46

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange participates via video link at a news conference marking the 10th anniversary of the secrecy-spilling group in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange participates via video link at a news conference marking the 10th anniversary of the secrecy-spilling group in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said the organisation would publish around one million documents related to three governments and the U.S. election before the end of the year.

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Assange denied that the release of documents related to the U.S. election was specifically geared to damage Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and said he had been misquoted in that regard.

Julian Assange, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks via video link and Sarah Harrison, a WikiLeaks journalist attend a press conference on the occasion of the 10 year anniversary celebration of WikiLeaks in Berlin, Germany, October 4, 2016
Julian Assange, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks via video link and Sarah Harrison, a WikiLeaks journalist attend a press conference on the occasion of the 10 year anniversary celebration of WikiLeaks in Berlin, Germany, October 4, 2016

Assange also signalled changes in the way Wikileaks is organised and funded, saying the group would soon open itself to membership. He said the group was looking to expand its work beyond the 100 media outlets it already works with.

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