Is it the October surprise?
MSNBC’s Jesse Rodriguez posted what could be interpreted as an ominous remark on social media last week regarding Julian Assange.
…ominous if you’re with Team Hillary.
According to the “Morning Joe” senior producer, the founder of the whistle-blowing platform WikiLeaks will be making an announcement from his balcony next Tues, October 4.
Julian Assange set to make an announcement from his balcony in London next Tuesday, according to @WikiLeaks
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) September 27, 2016
Assange appeared on Fox News just a few weeks ago and repeated previous claims that his organization has significant documentation that could be damaging to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
He said that WikiLeaks may release some “teasers” from the collection of documents “reasonably soon — as early as next week.”
UPDATE: There have been reports that the live balcony announcement ( not necessarily the October Surprise itself) has been cancelled due to “security concerns.”
Assange’s group leaked nearly 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee that showed the party effectively rigged the primary against Clinton rival Bernie Sanders. The revelation resulted in the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Donald Trump pit bull Roger Stone was quick to speculate on a possible end result of Assange’s reported announcement, posting on Twitter that Hillary Clinton is “done” on Wednesday.
Social media users seemed to like Stone’s prognostication:
— MissyWatusi (@MissyWatusi) October 2, 2016
— Deena (@dckolarik) October 2, 2016
@RogerJStoneJr from your Tweet to God’s ear
— Scott Segal (@segal_scott) October 2, 2016
Of course, considering the unusual string of bad luck that has befallen others who may or may not have had damaging information about the Clintons, social media users begged Assange to be careful.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— Challenger (@bakedinapie) September 27, 2016
— Deplorable Kent (@Kentneilparrot) September 29, 2016
— товарищ Нэит (@Nelsonian210) September 28, 2016
— SB (@allboutendz) September 28, 2016
— Deplorable Pam4Trump (@T64Pamela) September 29, 2016
— Desertwhale (@Desertwhaler) September 28, 2016
— Bill Field (@BillField8) September 29, 2016
— Smith (@smithalamd) September 29, 2016
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