WikiLeaks Cancels Major Clinton Revelation Amid ‘Security Concerns’
By Russ Read
Wikileaks canceled a planned Tuesday announcement regarding information related to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to an MSNBC reporter.
The organization’s founder, Julian Assange, was scheduled to make the mysterious announcement from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he is currently holed up to avoid extradition over rape allegations.
Wikileaks canceled the event “due to security concerns,” according to MSNBC’s Jesse Rodriguez. He did not elaborate on the nature of the concerns, but later tweeted that Assange will appear via video at a Berlin press conference Tuesday morning.
WikiLeaks had previously published a tranche of hacked emails that appeared to show officials within the Democratic National Committee coordinating ways to hamstring Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. Assange promised more emails would follow.
Roger Stone, a top supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, tweeted Saturday night that Clinton’s presidential bid would be “done” after Assange’s revelation.
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) October 2, 2016
Wikileaks is best known for publishing stolen classified government data, most notably the massive trove stolen by U.S. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning released in 2010. Assange, who is accused of committing a rape in Sweden in 2010, has been a fugitive in the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012. He and WikiLeaks are suspected by some officials and experts of having direct ties to Russian intelligence and officials.
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