WikiLeaks intended to release “significant” information related to the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the 8 November election.
Assange, who has been shielding while fighting extradition in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, said WikiLeaks was searching through thousands of pages of material.
A variety of documents from various institutions that are associated with the election campaign had yielded “some quite unexpected angles, that are quite interesting, some even entertaining,” he said.
Assange said: “I think it’s significant. It depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media.”
“In the case of the DNC leaks for example, we pushed as fast as we could to try and get it in before the Democratic Nomination Conference, because obviously people had a right to understand who it is that they’re nominating,” Assange said. “The same is true here for the US electoral process.”
In July WikiLeaks released some audio recording files which were drawn by hacking the servers from the emails of the Democratic National Committee. That release severely upset the party and impelled the committee’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to step down.
“I don’t want to give the game away, but it’s a variety of documents, from different types of institutions that are associated with the election campaign, some quite unexpected angles, some quite interesting, some even entertaining,” Assange said when asked how the next revelations would compare with those in July.
Assange said that it is on the public and media, how they respond to the leak.
WikiLeaks has released nearly 20,000 emails collected by hackers who speciously raided the accounts of about seven DNC leaders. An earlier WikiLeaks release triggered resignation of significant DNC officials. The organization publishes leaked material, mostly from governments. In 2010, the organization published classified US military and diplomatic documents in one of the largest information leaks in US history.