For a while now, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange has been saying that he has the goods on Hillary Clinton, to the point that he will bring down her campaign. In fact, Assange says, Clinton will be arrested. Now, he has his date. He’s going to release those “goods” right before the first debate on September 26th.
His upcoming data dump, according to reports, will contain Clinton’s emails that were on her private server. Assange believes the smoking gun is in those emails.
Rattansi: If there is any illegality in the pending emails you will release or malfeasance in what you already released President Obama could presumably act on it and get Hillary Clinton charged? Regardless of whether you are about to release any email which would mean that James Comey and the FBI would have no alternative but to arrest Hillary Clinton?
Assange: Our view which we have already stated is if the evidence that the FBI has is enough for a grand jury to indict already… But a prosecutor has to ask a grand jury to indict. And if a prosecutor doesn’t ask, a grand jury won’t indict.But our next leak can bring her down because it is something that FBI can’t overlook!
Rattansi:When will be the date when you will release this leak?
Assange: I will not reveal the exact date but I can promise you this,I Will Bring Hillary Down Before The Debate Stage On September 26th.
Here’s the video:
Assange denies that Russia is behind the leaks, but the report was from RT (Russian Times), so take that for what it’s worth.
Does Assange have that sort of power? Possibly. His initial batch of leaks this go around managed to lead to the ouster of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Of course, Assange’s tactics are hardly disciplined. Just this week, he published personal data belonging to several innocent people. He even allegedly outed at least one gay man in Saudi Arabia, where there is a death penalty for being gay.
If Assange does manage to take Clinton down, this may be the first time in history that a foreign operative helps determine the fate of an American election, unless, of course, you count Rupert Murdoch.
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