Assange’s big October surprise is that there is no surprise

Assange’s big October surprise is that there is no surprise
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Hillary Clinton can breath easy … assuming, that is, that Clinton who is given to fits of coughing, can breath easily. The October  bombshell that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had promised to drop today is a dud. And Assange knew it was all along.

As Fox News reports:

Assange, who was originally planning to make an announcement from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he has lived for five years, instead appeared via videolink at a Berlin conference commemorating the leaked email clearinghouse’s 10-year anniversary.

Despite widespread speculation he would reveal game-changing information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Assange’s 3 a.m. ET appearance featured no new revelations.

He did promise to release information on a variety of topics, including the U.S. presidential election, over the course of the next 10 weeks, which will of course carry us well past the election.

In fairness, as Fox also notes:

Assange has already played a key role in the presidential race, with the release of 20,000 internal emails that indicated the Democratic National Committee appeared to conspire to prevent Bernie Sanders from winning the nomination.

In spite of this, his self-promotional stunt this morning will come as a bitter disappointment to those who hoped he would be providing hard evidence that, for example, Bill Clinton did indeed father an illegitimate son or something juicier.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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