|Julian Assange. Photo Credit: Associated Press|
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won’t say whether Russia had any involvement in the emails his organization released on the eve of last week’s Democratic National Convention. But he says there are more leaks coming.
“We have more material related to the Hillary Clinton campaign,” Assange told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Friday night from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the 45-year-old Australia native has been living in exile for several years. “That is correct to say that.”
Assange admitted that last weekend’s release of the DNC emails — which suggested that members of the party’s national committee were plotting against Bernie Sanders in an effort to boost Hillary Clinton during their hard-fought primary — was timed to coincide with the Monday start of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
“That’s when we knew there would be maximum interest by readers, but also we have a responsibility to,” Assange said. “If we published after [the convention], you can just imagine how outraged the Democratic voting population would have been.”
But he is refusing to disclose where he got those emails, which U.S. officials believe were obtained in a hack of the DNC’s servers by Russian intelligence. The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has staked out a relatively soft position against the Kremlin.