Julian Assange: Hillary Clinton leaks could come as early as next week

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on August 18, 2014 where Assange has been holed up for two years. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday he would “soon” leave Ecuador’s embassy in London but his organisation played down the comment, saying he would not depart until there was an agreement with Britain’s government. Assange took refuge in June 2012 in the Ecadorian Embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of rape and sexual molestation, which he strongly denies. AFP PHOTO / POOL / JOHN STILLWELL (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday that his website might release documents related to Hillary Clinton as early as next week.

“The first batch is coming reasonably soon,” Assange said in an interview on Fox news’ “Hannity.” “We’re quite confident about it now. We might put out some teasers as early as next week or the week after.”

Assange recently told Fox News that he was planning to release another batch of documents that could prove “significant” in the general election.

“We have a lot of pages of material, thousands of pages of material,” Assange told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly last month. “It’s a variety of different types of documents and different types of institutions that are associated with the election campaign, some quite unexpected angles that are, you know, quite interesting, some even entertaining.”

WikiLeaks was responsible for leaking more than 19,000 internal emails at the Democratic National Committee earlier this summer. U.S. officials believe people working for the Russian government were behind the hack.

Assange has been living in exile at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012. He is currently wanted for extradition by Sweden on sexual assault charges.

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    Rebecca Shabad is a video reporter for CBS News Digital.