Was the Ecuador embassy pressured to cut Julian Assange’s internet access by the US government? Is the US pressuring Ecuador?
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed late Monday, UK time that it was in fact the Ecuador embassy which had cut his internet link access after a flurry of conspiracy theories pointed back to the US government.
Ironically it turns out that the wanted fugitive and activist who has been holed up at the London based embassy since 2012 for fear of being extradited to the US were themselves responsible for de activating Assange’s connection to the outside world.
We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speechs.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 17, 2016
According to Wikileaks, Julian Assange’s internet connection was cut off shortly after the agencies publication, Saturday evening of what appeared to be speeches Hillary Clinton was paid to deliver to uber financial outlet, Goldman Sachs.
Tweeted the media outlet who have been dripping leaks en masse since the beginning of October: ‘We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speechs.’
Of note, the Ecuador embassy, the activist’s effective guardian from almost imminent extradition to the US should he ever step outside the grounds (barring any sudden baring from Swedish courts), declined to comment on why it may have chosen to cut Assange’s links.
The incident comes after Wikileaks has been jarring Washington, particularly the Clinton family, methodically releasing damaging information from the hacked emails of Democratic Presidential contender, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Pedestal.
The Clinton campaign has called the hacking akin to a modern Watergate and has blamed the Russians for trying to influence the presidential elections, which WikiLeaks denies.
In the face of the new revelation, new conspiracy theories have emerged, including presumptions that the Ecuador embassy itself has come under fire for continuing to house the wanted man as his secretive website continues to release a trove of delicate information which could potentially sway Hillary Clinton’s entry into the White House along with exposing the depth of her relationships, contrary to what she may have told the public.
Which begs the question, has the Clinton camp sought to force Ecuador’s hand or has the latin nation acted on its own initiative in a bid to cool down what is increasingly become a tense game of cat and mouse as it too now begins to ask how long it can sustain Julian Assange before ramifications against the South American country are felt ….?
Julian Assange just had his internet cut off. The BIG story is not about Donald Trump, it’s about Hillary Clinton. pic.twitter.com/qmWlARjsFU
— Michael Keyes (@michaelkeyes) October 17, 2016
— Michael Nöthem (@mikandynothem) October 17, 2016
Turning off Julian Assange’s wifi is the equivalent of waterboarding him.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 17, 2016
I’m thinking Ecuador might not be very pleased with Julian Assange’s attempts to get a virulently anti-Hispanic demagogue elected president.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) October 17, 2016
Amy Goodman facing court, Julian Assange’s internet being cut, RT bank accounts frozen. This is not what freedom of the press looks like.
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza (@Scriptonite) October 17, 2016
@mjrharris Smart move not allowing comments on your crooked article on Julian Assange, the man single-handedly doing the corrupt media’s job
— BarnyCelt (@BarnyCelt) October 17, 2016
Next thing you know, people will come forward and accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct.
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) October 14, 2016