the Washington Examiner
(dated October 2, 2016)...
Report: WikiLeaks founder won't make announcement because of 'security concerns'
The status of WikiLeaks' anticipated release of information on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is up in the air.
After Donald Trump ally Roger Stone tweeted the group was set to release information about Clinton on Wednesday, a NBC News reporter tweeted that the group was no longer making the announcement.
"Due to security concerns at the Ecuadorian Embassy, Julian Assange's balcony announcement on Tues has been cancelled, per @wikileaks," Rodriguez tweeted.
It's unclear if Assange's scheduled speech means there will be no release of new information on Clinton or if WikiLeaks will release new documents but without the pomp and circumstance of Assange making a speech.
WikiLeaks has released a trove of emails related to the Democratic National Committee's dealings over the presidential primary race between Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Those emails had more of an impact on the DNC than the Clinton campaign directly, which revealed correspondence DNC officials plotting to undermine Sanders in favor of Clinton. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down from her post as chairwoman of the committee along with multiple staffers in the wake of the email dump.
National security analysts have suggested WikiLeaks received the emails from hackers working at the direction of Russia or possibly agents of the Kremlin. It's been widely speculated that WikiLeaks is being used by Russian President Vladimir Putin to influence the United States election.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has promised to release information that could impact the race before Nov. 8.
The Clinton Political Machine strikes again?
Labels: 2016 Election, Always On Watch