WikiLeaks: Julian Assange claims to have Rupert Murdoch ‘insurance files’
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, claimed today he was in possession of “insurance” files on Rupert Murdoch and his global media company, News Corporation.
Assange also claimed that WikiLeaks holds more than 500 confidential US diplomatic cables on one broadcasting organisation.
Speaking to journalist John Pilger for an interview to be published tomorrow in the latest edition of the New Statesman, Assange said: “There are 504 US embassy cables on one broadcasting organisation and there are cables on Murdoch and News Corp.”
Assange refers to these specific cables as “insurance files” that will be released “if something happens to me or to WikiLeaks”.
The Guardian has published stories based on more than 700 of the cables and has access to all 250,000.
He said yesterday that the whistleblowers’ site would “shortly” continue publishing cables stories which would “speak more of the same truth to power”.
WikiLeaks began publishing the leaked cables through international media partners including the Guardian, part of the group that publishes