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Wikileaks' Assange To Release Government Documents Before U.S. Election

He denies the documents are geared to damage Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

04/10/2016 9:21 PM AEDT | Updated 05/10/2016 1:34 AM AEDT
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears via video link with the site's journalist Sarah Harrison at a press conference on the 10th anniversary celebration of the whistle-blowing website in Berlin, Germany.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said on Tuesday the organization would publish around one million documents related to three governments and the U.S. election before the end of the year.

Assange denied that the release of documents related to the U.S. election was specifically geared to damage Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and said he had been misquoted in that regard.

He also signaled changes in the way Wikileaks is organized and funded, saying the group would soon open itself to membership. He said the group was looking to expand its work beyond the 100 media outlets it already works with.

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