Julian Assange held off releasing information about the US elections or Hillary Clinton in a highly anticipated press conference early this morning. Thousands of viewers of the live-streamed event were left feeling they had been rick rolled. Assange said, “There’s enormous expectation in the United States. Some of that expectation will be partly answered, but you understand that if we’re going to make a major publication in the United States at a particular hour we won’t do it at 300 AM.”
Asked during the press conference directly about Hillary, he denied that he or Wikileaks “intend to harm” the Democratic nominee specifically, but insisted his revelations would be “significant” in relation to the election. He said, “There has been a lot of misquoting of me and Wikileaks publications and in this particular case the misquoting has to do with whether we intend to harm Hillary Clinton. All those are false."
“Our upcoming publications are significant in relation to the US elections. Do they show interesting features of US power factions and how they operate? Yes, they do.”
WikiLeaks says today. Then not today. Then today. Then not today. https://t.co/bFKoHrJmfk— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 4, 2016
#Assange: Regarding upcoming publications... We hope to be publishing every week for the next 10 weeks. #wikileaks10— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 4, 2016
Julian Assange: "How do we get folks to watch my #wikileaks10 speech at 3am?"— Yukio Strachan (@boldandworthy) October 4, 2016
"Tell them we'll leak info on Clinton" 😂#OctoberSurprise
My Opinion: Nice shirt #JulianAssange but I think the #Wikileaks10 conference hype was a bad publicity scheme 2 promote buying the new books pic.twitter.com/6FSNSd4EOS— ←SumGurl07 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@SumGurl07) October 4, 2016