Julian Assange, “We have more material related to Hillary”
Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, the DNC, and Clinton Foundation under cyber siege, the “gloves are off”
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that his website might release more e-Mails on Hillary Clinton and criticized both political parties for the “Swiss Cheese” security methods that led to hacks of the Presidential candidate’s and other Democratic Party operations.
“We have more material related to the Hillary Clinton campaign, that is correct to say that,” Mr. Assange said in a TV interview Friday.
Last Wednesday, WikiLeaks released audio recordings from the e-Mails of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that were obtained by hacking its servers. The earlier e-Mail drop led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Mr. Assange’s interview came as the NY-T’s quoted a law enforcement official saying that a hack into Hillary Clinton campaign’s computer system was similar to those of the DNC and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
The security breaches have been tied to an entity known as the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence service, according to some reports.
He did not say whether Russia was behind any of the cyberattacks and ripped the DNC for itsweak security operations.
“I cannotcomment on anything that might reflect on sourcing either to rule things in or to rule things out,” he said. “The DNC has been Swiss cheese in terms of their security.
“The DNC had been notified quite some time ago that that is the case, and it has legal responsibilities it must carry out to notify its donors that their confidentiality has been breached by a hack.
“The e-Mails we published are a separate question to the various hacks,” Mr. Assange added. “We have not connected those e-Mails to a hack of the DNC and no one else has connected them.”
He denied having any personal grievances with Mrs. Clinton despite recent news reports to the contrary. “I never said I wanted to do harm to Hillary Clinton, anything like that.”
Mr. Assange also denied that WikiLeaks was interfering in the US Presidential election, saying that his site was honoring its mission.
“It’s what our readers demand,” he said. “It’s also our basic principles that the publication of true information, and thus an important qualifier, true information about modern institutions allows us to understand what they are doing and therefore to reform them.
“If we do not understand what our institutions are doing, we have no hope to reform them whatsoever.”
Donald Trump said he is “taking the gloves off” in his battle against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the Oval Office.
Donald Trump wrapped up a 5-day, 7-state campaign swing in Colorado Friday, where for a 5th straight day his supporters chanted “lock her up” whenever he brought up Hillary Clinton’s name.
Mr. Trump supporters say Hillary Clinton deserves to be prosecuted for her handling of US foreign policy as President Barack Hussein Obama’s 1st-term Secretary of State and for her use of a private e-Mail server while in that office.