Tag Archives: Julian Assange

Ecuador: Assange’s Poop-Smearing Was The Final Straw

CBS News reports: Ecuador revoked Julian Assange’s asylum status because he smeared his feces on the walls of the country’s embassy, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno said. In an interview with CBS News’ partner BBC News, Moreno said Assange “even attacked some of the guards, something that definitely can’t be tolerated.” “He exhausted our patience and pushed our tolerance to the …

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Ecuador Govt Deluged With 40 Million Cyber Attacks

Agence France-Presse report: Ecuador said on Monday it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the webpages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of political asylum. Patricio Real, Ecuador’s deputy minister for information and communication technologies, said the attacks, which began on Thursday, had “principally come from the United States, Brazil, Holland, Germany, Romania, France, Austria and …

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US Verbally Pledged No Death Penalty For Assange

ABC News reports: The process of moving Assange out of the Ecuadorian Embassy started a year ago, on March 7, 2018, when the Ecuadorians made their first request to the U.K.: a letter asking for written assurances that the U.K. would not extradite Assange to a country where he could face the death penalty, according to the Ecuadorian Interior Minister …

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Ecuador President: Assange Used Embassy For Spying

The Guardian reports: Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a “centre for spying”, Ecuador’s president has said in an interview with the Guardian. Moreno’s move against Assange has proved controversial in Ecuador. The previous president, Rafael Correa, has accused his one-time political ally of “a crime humanity will never …

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SNL Takes On Arrests Of Assange And Avenatti [VIDEO]

Slate reports: It is a rare treat these days to see Kate McKinnon do an impression without extensive makeup, and Pete Davidson, who rarely gets much to do in sketches, pulls off an entire monologue without breaking. But the star is undoubtedly Michael Keaton as a gum-chewing Assange, strutting around the holding cell boasting about being the “King of Chaos” …

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Ecuador Claims Assange Had Mysterious “Panic Button”

Business Insider reports: Julian Assange’s arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London was carried out in a specific way to prevent him from pressing a mysterious panic button he said could bring dire consequences for Ecuador, its foreign minister said. During this stay, Assange is accused of threatening Jaime Merchan, the Ecuadorian ambassador to the UK, with activating some kind …

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BRITAIN: Labour Party Opposes Extraditing Assange

The Associated Press reports: Key figures in Britain’s opposition Labour Party said Friday the government should oppose the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on charges of conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a tweet that the U.S. is trying to extradite Assange because he exposed “evidence of atrocities …

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Hillary: Assange Must Answer For What He Has Done

Time Magazine reports: Bill and Hillary Clinton on Thursday night were at the first stop in their new speaking tour, and she spoke about Assange. “I think it’s clear from the indictment that it’s not about punishing journalism,” said Clinton. “It’s about assisting the hacking of the military computer to steal information from the United States government.” “I’ll wait and …

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Gabbard Blasts Assange Arrest As Threat To Journalism

“What’s happening here is, unfortunately, it is some form of retaliation coming from the government saying, ‘Hey, this is what happens when you release information that we don’t want you to release.’ And I think that’s why this is such a dangerous and slippery slope, not only for journalists, not only for those in the media, but also for every …

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Justice Dept Charges Julian Assange For 2010 Hacking

Just in from the Department of Justice: Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested today in the United Kingdom pursuant to the U.S./UK Extradition Treaty, in connection with a federal charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer. According to court documents unsealed today, the charge …

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse: Julian Assange Is A “Wicked Tool Of Putin” And Russian Intel, Deserves Life Sentence

The Hill reports: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) is applauding the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by British police acting on a U.S. extradition warrant. Assange, who published hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2016, had been living in the Embassy of Ecuador in London under asylum protection since 2012. Assange fled to the …

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Ecuador’s President: Britain Has Guaranteed Us That Assange Won’t Be Extradited To Death Penalty Country

Reuters reports: Britain has guaranteed to Ecuador that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not be extradited to a country that has the death penalty, Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Thursday after Assange was arrested in London. “In line with our strong commitment to human rights and international law, I requested Great Britain to guarantee that Mr Assange would not …

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BREAKING: Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum At Embassy [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder was granted refuge in 2012 while on bail in the UK over sexual assault allegations against him in Sweden. At the time, Assange claimed that if he was extradited to Sweden he might be arrested by the US and face charges relating …

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Ecuador Denies Plan To Expel “Ingrateful” Assange

NBC News reports: Ecuador has denied WikiLeaks’ claims that it is set to expel Julian Assange from its embassy in London, rejecting what it called “an attempt to stain the dignity of the country.” On Friday, WikiLeaks tweeted that Assange would be expelled from the embassy “within ‘hours to days'” and claimed that Ecuador “already has an agreement with the …

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Assange Claims Expulsion Would Violate Refugee Law

CNN International reports: The legal team of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange has said expelling him from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London would be “illegal” and would “violate international refugee law.” “It will be a sad day for democracy if the UK and Ecuadorean governments are willing to act as accomplices to the Trump administration’s determination to prosecute a publisher for …

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Wikileaks: Assange To Be Expelled From Embassy

Agence France-Presse reports: Julian Assange’s stay at the Ecuadorean embassy will reportedly end within “hours to days.” WikiLeaks tweeted today that its founder would be turfed out of the embassy in London where he has lived for more than six years. “A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within “hours …

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Chelsea Manning Jailed For Contempt Of Court

NBC News reports: Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning was jailed on Friday after refusing to answer questions from a federal grand jury in Virginia. Earlier in the day, Manning told reporters that she was prepared to go to jail following the closed contempt hearing for her resistance to provide testimony because she doesn’t believe in the grand jury process. On Wednesday, …

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Chelsea Manning Faces Contempt Charge After Defying Subpoena To Appear Before Federal Grand Jury

Law & Crime reports: Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst who went to prison for leaking thousands of documents to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, may end up back behind bars. Manning is reportedly refusing to comply with a federal grand jury subpoena, which could result in a contempt charge. A judge in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) …

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Chelsea Manning Subpoenaed In Julian Assange Probe

The Washington Post reports: Chelsea Manning has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in the investigation of Julian Assange, officials said, one of several indicators that prosecutors remain interested in WikiLeaks’ publication of diplomatic cables and military war logs in 2010. Prosecutors in Virginia have been pursuing a case based on conduct that predates WikiLeaks’ publication of hacked …

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New Mueller Filing Connects Roger Stone To Wikileaks

Politico reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller said in a new court filing that search warrants have uncovered communications that connect longtime GOP operative Roger Stone to “Guccifer 2.0 and with Organization 1,” which is widely believed to be WikiLeaks. Mueller made the disclosure in a filing Friday arguing that Stone’s case is properly related to the one involving Russian military …

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