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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange vows big reveal before US Election Day

By Laurie Fullerton | Freelance Writer

October 4, 2016 | 2 min read

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reportedly plans to publish "significant" secret information related to the United States presidential election — and that it will do so before US Election Day on 8 November.

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Assange made the comments via video link from London to Berlin as part of a news conference to mark Wikileaks' 10th anniversary, according to a report in USA Today.

Assange vowed that Wikileaks will start "publishing every week for the next 10 weeks" material on weapons, war, Google, the election and other topics, but did not elaborate on the timing or the subject matter of the documents. There has been intense speculation that Wikileaks will release documents connected to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Assange did not say whether any of the releases might be about Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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"We are going to need an army to defend us from the pressure that is already starting to arise," Assange, 45, said via video link.

Assange has been in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. There, he faces a rape allegation and the prospect of extradition to the U.S. where investigators want to question him about espionage charges, according to the article.


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