Julian Assange appeared on Fox News in an apparently prerecorded interview to once again announce that more “cables” are coming out about Hillary Clinton.
Julian Assange held up a copy of an email with the “C” for “classified confidential” on it, and pointed out that Hillary Clinton herself wrote the email. Hillary Clinton sent and received thousands of these “C” marked emails and must know what they mean. Julian Assange said flat out: “She is lying, about not knowing what that is.”
Julian Assange also pointed out that the 1917 Espionage Act was used to prosecute more journalists in the Obama years than under all earlier administrations combined.
Julian Assange could not be precisely pinned down about the coming releases, eventually saying it would take probably a week or two for disclosure. In the meantime, there may be “teasers.”
Sean Hannity said that he “in the beginning was conflicted” about Julian Assange, but since Julian Assange has been releasing documents and speaking out against Hillary Clinton, he changed his mind. Sean Hannity wishes that Assange be freed and wishes him “the best” now.
In the past, Sean Hannity wanted Julian Assange arrested. According to Media Matters, “Hannity said Assange was ‘waging his war against the U.S.’ by publishing the documents, and asked, ‘why didn’t they arrest’ Assange? ‘Why can’t Obama do something about the Wikileaks?'”
The full interview transcript is below the video.
HANNITY: Here to join us and explain more, the man himself, WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. Julian, how are you sire? Welcome to the program.
ASSANGE: Good day, Sean. I’m well as can be expected for being detained for six and a half years without charge.
HANNITY: You know what? I understand, you know, part of me in the beginning was conflicted about you, and I’ll tell you why. I believe in privacy. I believe that people — especially when it comes to private emails personal emails etc. — I think that people have a right to that privacy. On the other hand, you have done a lot of good in what you have exposed about how corrupt, dishonest, and phony our government is, and I applaud that. I think that’s good that we know that. Do you understand people when they talk to you about the privacy issue?
ASSANGE: I do, and we’ve exposed a lot of governments. WikiLeaks is, you know, we specialize in bringing the First Amendment to the world, and we’re always very surprised that one of our biggest battles would be trying to bring it to the United States under an Obama administration.
HANNITY: Yeah, that’s interesting you say that. Why do you say that that’s a surprise to you?
ASSANGE: Well, because if you see the rhetoric coming out of the Democrats is that they’re pro-civil liberties, and an important part of civil liberties is respect for the First Amendment and the rule of law. And that has broken down under the Obama administration, and Hillary Clinton was part of that process. She has, and the Obama administration has, attempted to prosecute more journalists and journalistic sources under the  Espionage Act, that same Espionage Act that she was being investigated under, than all previous presidencies combined. Not just more than any one of them — more than all of them combined. So, there’s — under Obama an epidemic has developed of abusing national security laws to crack down on what is legitimate use of the First Amendment.
HANNITY: You said to PBS that you have a significant amount of information, the information itself is significant, pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. You will be releasing it in several batches as you are finishing it from a journalistic standpoint. How many batches as you describe them do you think you’ll be releasing and how soon?
ASSANGE: Tricky question, Sean.
HANNITY: Well, that’s actually a pretty simple one. That’s not tricky.
ASSANGE: The first batch is reasonably soon. We’re quite confident about it now. We might put out some teasers. I don’t want to promise anything because you have to see how the(formatting goes. But we might put out some teasers as early as the next week or week after.
HANNITY: Last question. It’s not really hard to hack into these even secure systems, is it? I’ve talked to some real smart computer friends of mine. They say it’s far more simple than anybody would ever know. Is that true?
ASSANGE: It is. I just want to say one thing. In the FBI report released Friday, I agree with your analysis, it is very strange that was released Friday afternoon on a labor weekend. I do think it posed questions as to what sort of game the FBI is trying to play. But, there is, Hillary Clinton says that she can’t remember what a C in brackets stands for. Everyone is positions of government and in WikiLeaks knows it stands for classified confidential, and in fact, we have already released thousands of cables by Hillary Clinton — here she is — Clinton. [holding up a copy of an email]
See that’s her signature with a C in bracket right there. Thousands of examples where she herself has used the C in brackets and signed it off, and more than 22 thousand times that she has received cables from others with this C in brackets. So, it’s absolutely incredible for Clinton to lie, she is lying, about not knowing what that is. But it’s a bit disturbing that James Comey goes along with that game.
HANNITY: Julian Assange, fascinating. I do hope you get free one day. I wish you the best. Thank you for being with us.
ASSANGE: Thank you, Sean.
HANNITY: All right, we’ll have part two of that interview coming up tomorrow.