Many were expectantly awaiting the release of new information from WikiLeaks at a press conference held on Tuesday morning in Berlin. Trump supporters were hoping for some incriminating releases on Hillary Clinton, or the Democratic Party. This was all for naught though, and the press conference did little to create news, instead essentially serving as a promotion for WikiLeaks itself.
WikiLeaks 10th anniversary
The conference marked the 10th anniversary of WikiLeaks, and was at least a refresher on the history of the organization. Julian Assange, who is the founder and head of WikiLeaks, spoke via a live link from the Embassy of Ecuador in London. He is still unable to leave due to him being wanted for questioning on a rape allegation in Sweden, and there is also concern that he would then be extradited to the United States.
The conference was held in the morning in Berlin, meaning Americans who wanted to watch what some thought would be important news, had to be up in the middle of the night. Julian Assange did make reference to this time difference with the U.S. as well as the lack of ground breaking information at the conference.
You have to understand that if we are going to make a major publication in relation to the U.S., at a particular hour, we’re not doing it at 3 a.m. - Julian Assange, Wikileaks
More leaks to come before November 8th
While nothing of particular note came out of the press conference, promises were made that there would be information pertaining to the U.S. election to come still. Assange indicated that it would be released before Election Day, presumably so that it can have maximum impact on the United States election.