Julian Assange has claimed that Donald Trump "would not be permitted to win" the US presidential elections due to a lack of support from any major "establishment". In the second excerpt of his exclusive interview with John Pilger, to be broadcast by Russian state media outlet RT, Assange also said that the Clinton Foundation and the Islamic State (Isis) received funding from the same source.
Citing a 2014 email, recently published by WikiLeaks as part of the Podesta dump, Assange said: "All serious analysts know, and even the US government has agreed, that some Saudi figures have been supporting IS and funding IS, but the dodge has always been that it is some 'rogue' princes using their oil money to do whatever they like, but actually the government disapproves.
"But that email says that it is the government of Saudi Arabia, and the government of Qatar that have been funding IS," RT reported.
The WikiLeaks founder also dismissed allegations from the Clinton campaign over WikiLeaks' alleged attempt to interfere with the US elections and Donald Trump allegedly being the whistle-blowing platform's favoured presidential candidate.
Assange said: "My analysis is that Trump would not be permitted to win. Why do I say that? Because he has had every establishment off his side. Trump does not have one establishment, maybe with the exception of the Evangelicals, if you can call them an establishment.
"Banks, intelligence, arms companies, foreign money, etc, are all united behind Hillary Clinton. And the media as well. Media owners, and the journalists themselves."
Speaking from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Assange has been living under asylum for the past four years, the whistle-blower accused Clinton of having misled the Americans in her involvement in large-scale transactions that occurred between the US and its Middle Eastern allies.
"Under Hillary Clinton – and the Clinton emails reveal a significant discussion of it – the biggest-ever arms deal in the world was made with Saudi Arabia: more than $80bn. During her tenure, the total arms exports from the US doubled in dollar value," Assange added.
Meanwhile, WikiLeaks has published the 28th batch of Podesta emails, bringing the total number of messages published to over 45,000. The whistle-blowing platform has previously vowed to publish over 50,000 emails, exposing the inner workings of the Clinton campaign, in the run up to the US elections.
Assange's 25-minute long interview is to be broadcast by RT on 5 November.