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Next Clinton Email Leak Will Be Enough to Indict Her

| by Robert Fowler
Wikileaks' founder Julian AssangeWikileaks' founder Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has asserted that his network possesses highly damaging emails related to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State.

The data-leak network has already created an archive of 30,322 emails that had passed through Clinton’s private server from June 2010 through August 2014, according to the Guardian.

Assange has stated that Wikileaks will continue to release new emails in the hope of damaging Clinton’s presidential campaign.

“We have upcoming leaks in relation to Hillary Clinton,” Assange told ITV. He added “Wikileaks has a very big year ahead … We have emails related to Hillary Clinton which are pending publication.”

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The FBI is currently investigating whether or not Clinton compromised classified information and violated federal law by using a private email server during her term as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

Assange asserted that he believes the FBI will have information that implicates her in illegal activity but will not choose to indict her. He added that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is “not going to indict Hillary Clinton, that’s not possible.”

“We have accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton; we could proceed to an indictment,” Assange said. He added that the FBI would have political motivations for choosing not to indict the former Secretary of State.

“The FBI can push for concessions from the new Clinton government in exchange for its lack of indictment,” Assange said. “But, there’s very strong materials both in the emails and the Clinton Foundation.”

Assange admitted that Wikileaks had a self-interest in preventing a Clinton presidency, citing that she has aggressively tried to uproot the data-leaking network and had been monitoring his own activity while in the State Department.

“She has pushed for the prosecution of Wikileaks,” Assange said. “We do see her as a bit of a problem for freedom of the press more generally.”

Assange added that he has deep misgivings about Clinton’s foreign policy, citing her spearheading the U.S. intervention in the Libyan Civil War in 2011 as an example of “being a liberal war hawk.”

Asked if he was comfortable with a potential presidency of GOP nominee Donald Trump, who has proposed opening up libel laws to attack journalists who are critical of him, Assange responded: “Trump is a completely unpredictable phenomenon.”

Assange currently resides in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He has been confined to the site since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he has been accused of, but not charged with, sexual assault.

On June 7, Assange appeared via video during a journalism forum in Moscow, Russia. In his remarks, he accused Google of colluding with the Clinton campaign, Breitbart reports.

Sources: Breitbart, GuardianITV / Photo credit: Cancilleria del Ecuador/Wikimedia Commons

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