WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his team's upcoming leaks about Hillary Clinton could be enough to "proceed with an indictment," but he's not so confident that will actually happen.
"We have upcoming leaks in relation to Hillary Clinton," he told Britain's ITV. "We’ve accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton. We could proceed to an indictment."
As the presidential campaigns turn toward the general election, Donald Trump and the Republican Party will use the fact that Clinton is currently under FBI investigation for her use of a private email server to their advantage. And, regardless of his political persuasion, Assange and WikiLeaks may aide the GOP in doing that.
Assange has been a long-time critic of Clinton, who he once said "has a long history of being a liberal war hawk." However, he is not convinced any amount of information will actually lead to an indictment of the former secretary of state.
The WikiLeaks publisher told ITV anchor Robert Peston that, "unfortunately," U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is "not going to indict" Clinton, adding, "That's not possible that could happen."
Instead, Assange argued, the FBI will not indict the Democratic candidate in exchange for favors, should she win the White House in November.
"The FBI could push for concessions from the new Clinton government," he said.
However, Assange did say there is "very strong material, both in the emails and in relation to the Clinton Foundation.
During the same interview, Roberts pushed Assange on Trump, asking him if he prefers the billionaire businessman to Clinton.
In response, he said, though he finds Trump to be somewhat "unpredictable," he believes Clinton is a "problem" for the freedom of the press.
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