WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange will speak to the Green Party's national convention in Houston Saturday.
Assange will address the event at 11:45 a.m. local time via live video feed from the Embassy of Ecuador in London where he has stayed the last four years in order to avoid possible extradition to the U.S. According to a Green Party press release, he will be interview by David Cobb, 2004 Green presidential nominee and co-founder of Move to Amend.
Assange's appearance comes about two weeks after WikiLeaks dumped nearly 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee which revealed exchanges suggesting that party officials worked to undermine progressive presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in favor of front-runner Hillary Clinton. The ensuing fallout lead to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The WikiLeaks founder later teased that his organization possesses further DNC-related information, including more material on Clinton, and says it will be published "in batches."
At the convention Saturday, Jill Stein is the heavy favorite to win the Green Party nomination, as she did in 2012. With a number of Sanders supporters riled up by the email revelations, Stein has offered herself to dejected Democrats as a progressive alternative to Clinton.
On Twitter, Stein said late Friday that she is "[v]ery excited" to hear from Assange, and hinted that he may indeed discuss the DNC email leak.
Very excited - Julian Assange of @wikileaks will be speaking at the #GreenConvention about the #DNCLeaks! https://t.co/iz2SjzopFM #GNCinHOU— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) August 5, 2016
Also scheduled to speak at the event Saturday are former Sanders supporters activists Dr. Cornel West and YahNe Ndgo.