Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump were disappointed Tuesday that a much hyped press conference by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange failed to deliver bombshell election revelations about Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Assange held a press conference via video link in Berlin Tuesday morning to mark the 10th anniversary of the website known for publishing leaked government documents, but did not release documents expected to be related to the US election.
Instead, Assange said WikiLeaks would release new documents over the next 10 weeks, including some pertaining to the elections, without providing further details about what information the site may have.
He dismissed the idea that he would release information pertinent to the United States in the middle of the night US time, despite having scheduled the press conference at that time.
Trump supporter and noted conspiracy theorist Roger Stone had written on Twitter ahead of WikiLeaks' press conference that he had "total confidence that @wikileaks and my hero Julian Assange will educate the American people soon #LockHerUp."
Republicans have charged that Clinton broke the law in connection with her use of a private email server as secertary of state and should be jailed, frequently chanting "Lock her up" at Trump campaign rallies.
Trump fans who had apparently stayed up into the wee hours awaiting an announcement about Clinton, expressed disappointment online using the hashtag "#wikirolled."
Radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones called on WikiLeaks not to stand on the sidelines.
"The election is 34 days away, so that's worthless," Jones said in an online video denouncing Assange's delay and pledge to release information later.
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