Let's fire up your lateral thinking anons, remember: Assange is a book nerd
When Assange went dark, two seemingly unrelated things happened:
1. All the files on the server had their dates changed to 01-01-1984
2. He tweeted out 'Cross the Green Mountain by Bob Dylan
01-01-1984 seems like an innocuous reference to Nineteen-Eighty Four by George Orwell, but if you search "101 1984" you find it refers to page 101 where the main character is interrogated.
In the few following pages, the interrogator mentions the existence of a poem where censors couldn't replace the word God for lack of any possible rhymes, never stating which one.
3. This poem is known by Orwell fans to be M'Andrew's Hymn by Rudyard Kipling.
Back to 2: Looking into the meaning of 'Cross the Green Mountain by Bob Dylan, it seems to be just a random song but Green Mountain is the mountain that gives name to the state of Vermont (from French "Vert-Mont").
The most famous senator of Vermont is none other than Bernie Sanders, whose primary was shown to be deliberately sabotaged by the DNC leaks.
Could just be a playful reference?
Except there's a coincidence here leading back to 3:
The author of the seafarer's poem M'Andrew's Hymn mentioned in page 101 of 1984, Rudyard Kipling, actually lived in Vermont.
While in Vermont, he built a house shaped like a ship, and he named it Naulakha (also written Naulahka), after the legendary and priceless jewel referenced in his eponymous poem, that disappeared with Nana Sahib after he massacred the British.
You can find the poem in the link below:
4. So could it be that this legendary, priceless jewel, the key to the encrypted files, is none other than Naulakha (or Naulahka), the word or a section of the poem?
Do fiddle around and try this password, combinations of the verses or related terms in the encrypted files if you've got them from 2016.
Spread whatever you find, there's safety in numbers.
See you all in the next life, rikki-tikki-tavi!