- Wikileaks founder spoke from London to Anderson Cooper on Friday night.
- Said it was ‘correct’ to say the website had more about Clinton’s campaign.
- Website published Democratic National Committee emails last week.
- Prompted the resignation of chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
- Assange has spoken about his distaste for Clinton’s policy in the past.
By CLEMENCE MICHALLON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 19:41 EST, 30 July 2016 | UPDATED: 08:25 EST, 31 July 2016
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims his website has more material to publish about Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
He spoke to Anderson Cooper on Friday night, just days after the publication of leaked emails plunged the Democratic National Committee into chaos.
Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned abruptly after the emails showed top committee officials appearing to favor Clinton over her Democratic competitor Bernie Sanders.
Assange, who has spoken out against Clinton’s policy decisions in the past and has made it clear he does not want her to be the next president of the United States, told Cooper on CNN that Wikileaks has more documents up its sleeve.
Julian Assange spoke to Anderson Cooper on Friday night (pictured), just days after Wikileaks published emails leaked from the Democratic National Committee
Julian Assange spoke to Anderson Cooper on Friday night (pictured), just days after Wikileaks published emails leaked from the Democratic National Committee.
‘We have more material related to the Hillary Clinton campaign. It is correct to say that,’ Assange said, speaking from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
‘You have to be very precise in reporting my statement. But you’re always very precise,’ he told Cooper.
‘Those are extremely interesting. We will see what will come of them’.
Assange blasted Clinton on Wikileaks in February, calling her a ‘war hawk with bad judgement who gets an unseemly emotional rush out of killing people’.
But he assured Cooper that he had never said he wanted to harm Clinton.
Assange has made it clear he does not want Clinton (pictured with Johnstown Wire Technologies CEO Ron Shaffer on Saturday) to become president, but he told Cooper he did not want to harm her
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He did however admit that the publication of the committee’s emails had been timed to coincide with the beginning of the Democratic National Convention, which took place in Philadelphia last week.
Wikileaks published the documents on Friday last week, just a weekend before the beginning of the convention Monday.
‘That’s when we knew there would be maximum interest by readers, but also, we have a responsibility to,’ Assange told Cooper.
‘If we published after, you can just imagine how outraged the Democratic voting population would have been.’
Wikileaks also published 30,322 emails and attachments sent to and from Clinton’s private email server while she was Secretary of State, in March.
The US Department Of State released the documents in response to a Freedom Of Information Act request.
Assange has lived at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost four years. He sought political asylum there as he faced extradition to Sweden over accusations of sexual assault.
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