Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange lashed out at the American press on Wednesday, saying that it is “erecting a demon” by defending Hillary Clinton.
“The American liberal press, in falling over themselves to defend Hillary Clinton, are erecting a demon that is going to put nooses around everyone’s necks as soon as she wins the election, which is almost certainly what she’s going to do,” Assange told New York Times reporter Jo Becker during a live interview.
Wikileaks, which Assange co-founded in 2006, recently released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee. Assange has said that the group will be releasing Clinton documents before the Nov. 8 election.
Assange declined to provide additional details about the documents procured from Clinton or from the Clinton Foundation. In an interview last week he called the Clinton documents “interesting” and “entertaining.”