WikiLeaks Cancels Tuesday Announcement Over Security Concerns

October 3, 2016

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has cancelled a public appearance in London that was believed to be an announcement on new information about Hillary Clinton.

Assange planned to hold a press conference on Tuesday at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. WikiLeaks stated the appearance was cancelled due to security concerns.

Last month, Assange declared on Fox News that he had more information about Clinton and the Democratic Party that he planned to release before the election.

Assange now says he will make his announcement via video conference at an event honoring WikiLeaks’ 10th anniversary. The official Facebook page for WikiLeaks stated that Assange would appear at the conference via video link on Tuesday morning.

WikiLeaks may plan on releasing new information on the Democratic Party, Heat Street reported:

Sources close to the event tell Heat Street that Assange may be planning to release some new information his organization has obtained about the U.S. Democratic Party. But Heat Street has yet to receive independent confirmation that Assange plans to dump information specifically on Hillary Clinton.

The news that Assange plans to appear (remotely) in Berlin comes after WikiLeaks abruptly canceled a much-anticipated announcement in London that was to be made from the balcony of London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, where Assange has sought sanctuary for years. The cancelation was first reported by NBC News. According to NBC’s Jesse Rodriguez, the announcement was canceled due to "security concerns".

Earlier this summer, WikiLeaks released hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee that lead to the resignation of the organization’s chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D., Fla.).