In an inquiry conducted by the FBI, investigators found a number of emails on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, exchanged during her time as Secretary of State, that were marked "C," denoting that they were classified. In a bizarre defense, the Democratic presidential nominee said she assumed the letter was "referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order."
Speaking to Sean Hannity on Tuesday, Julian Assange pointed out that Clinton’s defense is clearly disputed by emails released by WikiLeaks.
"Hillary Clinton says she can’t remember what a 'C' in brackets stands for. Everyone in positions of government and at WikiLeaks knows it stands for 'classified confidential,'" he said.
"In fact, we have already released thousands of cables by Hillary Clinton…thousands of examples where she herself has used the 'C' in brackets and signed it off."
Assange held up a copy of one such cable as evidence before pointing out that Clinton received over 22,000 "C" cables during her first year as Secretary of State.
"So it’s absolutely incredible for Clinton to lie," he added. "She is lying about not knowing what that is. But it’s a bit disturbing that [FBI Director] James Comey goes along with that game."
Still, this revelation may only be the tip of the iceberg. The WikiLeaks founder said that his organization is planning to release a number of new email batches in the coming weeks.
"The first batch is reasonably soon. We’re quite confident on it now," he said. "We might put out some teasers. I don’t want to promise anything because we want to see how the formatting goes.
"We might put out some teasers as early as next week."
In addition to Clinton’s server emails, WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 of the Democratic National Convention’s internal memos. These showed that the ostensibly neutral organization favored Clinton over her primary rival Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Assange has also said WikiLeaks is willing to publish leaked material on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in order to better inform US citizens about their possible future leaders.