WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange told Fox News last week that there were more Clinton emails yet to be released.
“We have a lot of material, thousands of pages of material” he said during an interview with Megyn Kelly
“There’s a variety of different types of documents and different types of institutions that are associated with the election campaign, some quite unexpected angles that are, you know, quite interesting, some even entertaining.”
Assange’s timing is designed to inflict damage at crucial junctures in the election cycle. The DNC emails were released during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and ultimately resulted in the removal of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the DNC boss.
Kelly asked if the next leak will be a “game changer” and Assange said it would.
“I think it’s significant. You know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media,” he said.
Media pickup of any future story is crucial. Earlier this week, the establishment media ran with stories criticizing WikiLeaks, accusing the whistleblower organization of exposing data insensitive to gay people, sick children and rape victims.
Tweets went out accusing The Huffington Post, The Independent, Mediaite and others of fabrication and distorting the facts. Much of the information attributed to WikiLeaks came from other sources.
The effort to discredit WikiLeaks is coordinated in part by the elite of the Democratic party.
“Democratic leaders are putting out a warning that could help inoculate Hillary Clinton against an October cyber surprise: Any future mass leaks of embarrassing party emails might contain fake information inserted by Russian hackers,” Politico reported with an explanation saying the information came from a conference call between Rep. Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic Party leaders who are strategizing how to minimize the fallout from leaks.
Clinton has avoided addressing numerous controversies by shunning the press and refusing to hold press conferences, thus allowing a friendly corporate media to fend off criticism of the candidate. She has not held a press conference for 260 days.