Julian Assange announced Wikileaks will be releasing documents on the US elections and Google.
On Tuesday, Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder said they would have an “October Surprise” compromising the US election and Google. He made the announcement in a video address at the end of the press conference in Berlin where the organization was celebrating its 10th anniversary.
According to the video, the documents include arms trading, war, oil and mass surveillance. They plan to release them on weekly basis over the next ten weeks and information related to the US presidential elections will be available before the 8th of November.
"There is enormous expectation in the United States," Assange said of the forthcoming leaks. "Some of that expectation will be partly answered; but you should understand that if we're going to make a major publication in relation to the United States at a particular hour, we don't do it at 3AM."
The releases are expected to follow July’s publication in which over 19,000 emails from seven top officials of the Democratic National Convention, suggested the DNC favored Clinton over Bernie Sanders. This lead to the resignation of chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Assange says "there's been a lot of misquoting of me and WikiLeaks publications," reports say, "we intend to harm Hillary Clinton ... or I don't like Hillary Clinton." That framing is "false," he said. "Do they show interesting features of us power factions and how they operate? Yes they do."
Instead of doing its big release on Tuesday the event focused on the organization’s most known achievements and responding to criticism. Only time will tell if this alleged documents will change the course of the elections and effectively surprise us.