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WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data: Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian?Assange?at the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Washington, DC, United States Aug 25, 2016, 06.44 AM (IST)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday announced that his organisation planned to release 'significant' information regarding the campaign of the United States' Democratic presedential nominee Hillary Clinton before the elections on November 8.

Talking about the data, Assange said, "I think it’s significant. You know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media.”

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for five years now to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces sexual assault accusations. He has denied these allegations.

In July this year, WikiLeaks had released audio recordings which it claimed were sourced from the emails of the Democratic National Committee.

"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.

WikiLeaks publishes leaked material, mostly from governments. In 2010, the organisation had published classified US military and diplomatic documents in one of the largest information leaks in US history.

(WION with inputs from agencies)
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