julian assangeJulian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, recently suggested his intention to release more sensitive data stolen from the server of the Democratic National Committee. During an interview with CNN, Assange stated that this website has “a lot more material” and may or may not release it, though he declined to identify the hacker who provided the huge amounts of hacked DNC emails published on his website last week.

“What we try and do as a source protection agency, we like to create maximum ambiguity as to who our sources are,” he said in the interview. “Perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward, and it might be an interesting moment. Some people will have egg on their faces.”

“Obviously, to exclude certain actors is to make it easier to find out who our sources are,” he added. “So we never do it.”

assangeWhile the US has revealed widely shared suspicions that Russians were behind the leak, the Kremlin has denied any Russian involvement in the hack that revealed a bias among DNC staff members, who openly mocked and plotted against Bernie Sanders. The revelations of the leaked emails have led to the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook as accused Russian of being responsible for the data breach┬áin an attempt to better Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election. Trump denied any involvement outright and Russian officials scoffed at the allegation.

“What the experts said when this breach initially happened at the DNC was that they believed that it was Russian state actors who took these emails,” Mook had said. “Russian state actors were feeding the emails to hackers for the purpose of helping Donald Trump,” he concluded.

Assange may have actually teased the DNC leak a month before it happened during an interview with Britain’s ITV that occurred in mid-June. Assange brought up “emails related to Hillary Clinton which are pending publication,” but the comments were assumed to be a reference to additional emails potentially hacked off of her private server as opposed to DNC emails.

assange2In the same interview, Assange had more criticism to share regarding Clinton than Trump, saying she’s a “war hawk” and that her attempts to prosecute Wikileaks are “a bit of a problem for freedom of press more than generally.” Assange has shared personal objections to Clinton, saying she tried to indict him for releasing a huge trove of diplomatic cables that caused “personal embarrassment” for the Obama administration while she was the secretary of state.

Whether Assange is releasing these documents as retribution for Clinton’s hawkish actions or in support of Russian hackers or in support of Donald Trump remains unknown; we will have to see what additional leaks do occur and what those leaked documents reveal about the state of the United States Democratic National Committee. For now, Assange and the hacker who stole the data have definitely succeeded in causing chaos at the DNC, during which Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign and booed off-stage, an embarrassing event that was caught on video.

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