Wikileaks puzzlingly announced on Twitter that it would soon launch “phase three of [its] election coverage.”
The site that traffics in stolen documents put politicians on notice Sunday evening in a tweet that also included a plea for donations.
It did not provide information about what the third phase entails or if there are still more revelations to come.
Wikileaks supporters, now including a number of disgruntled GOP nominee Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters, immediately replied with tweets expressing hope that phase three would ultimately damage Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton‘s campaign.
Assange is afraid that Hillary Clinton’s will have him indicted if he every leaves the Embassy he is hiding in – due to what is known as “CableGate”. This involved stealing and leaking classified cables referred to the U.S. State Department by 274 of its embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions all around the world. They were dated anywhere between December 1966 and February 2010. These cables covered diplomatic analysis of world leaders, and the diplomats’ valuation of host countries and their officials. WikiLeaks stated that the 251,287 cables contained 261,276,536 words, making CableGate “the largest set of confidential documents ever leaked into the public domain.” Today, more recent leaks have surpassed that amount. CableGate was during Clinton’s term as Sec of State and was very embarrassing to the new Obama Administration.
A new archive of Clinton-related documents would further irk a campaign still reeling from FBI director James Comey’s announcement on Friday that new emails related to the Clinton server probe had been discovered.
But there is at least some reason to believe Wikileaks could release material that is not solely Clinton related.
Wikileaks has already posted stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chief John Podesta. The hacker or hackers Guccifer 2.0 took credit for the DNC breach and are widely believed to be a front for a Russian intelligence group tied to the Podesta breach.