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Ecuador Says Assange Can Leave Embassy If He Wants, Britain Has Promised No Extradition For Death Penalty

The Associated Press reports: Ecuador’s president has ramped up pressure on Julian Assange to leave his country’s embassy in London, saying that Britain had provided sufficient guarantees that the WikiLeaks founder won’t be extradited to face the death penalty abroad. Lenin Moreno’s comments in a radio interview Thursday suggest that months of quiet diplomacy between the U.K. and Ecuador to …

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Mueller Has Damning Emails Between Stone And Corsi

NBC News reports: Two months before WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the Clinton campaign, right-wing conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi sent an email to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone anticipating the document dump, according to draft court papers obtained by NBC News. “Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps,” Corsi wrote on Aug. 2, 2016, referring to WikiLeaks …

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Manafort Issues Jailhouse Threat To Sue The Guardian Over Their “Libelous” Report Of Meeting With Assange

NBC News reports: Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort strongly denied a report Tuesday that he had secretly met with Julian Assange several times in the WikiLeaks founder’s refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in recent years. Manafort, in a statement through his spokesman, called the article from The Guardian “totally false and deliberately libelous.” “I have never met …

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Giuliani: “Manafort Met Assange” Report Is Fake News

Law & Crime reports: Following a groundbreaking report accusing Paul Manafort of meeting with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prior to President Donald Trump‘s 2016 election win, it seems the Commander-in-Chief’s attorney is doing some damage control. NBC News’ Kristen Welker tweeted Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani described the Guardian scoop as “unequivocally fake news I am told.” Giuliani, who in the …

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BOOM: Manafort Held Secret Meetings With Assange

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a …

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Jerome Corsi: Mueller Has Offered Me One Count Of Perjury For Lying About Wikileaks And Julian Assange

Raw Story reports: Jerome Corsi, the right-wing operative best known for spreading baseless conspiracies about former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, has been reportedly offered a plea deal by special counsel Robert Mueller. Speaking with MSNBC, Corsi said he was offered a plea deal by Mueller in which he would agree to plead guilty to one charge of perjury. However, …

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Ecuador Terminates Ambassador To United Kingdom

CNN reports: The Ecuadorian government has removed its ambassador to the UK, sparking speculation over Julian Assange’s future at the diplomatic mission there. The 47-year-old founder of WikiLeaks moved into the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London in 2012 while wanted for questioning over sexual assault allegations in Sweden. Assange maintained his innocence and claimed the charges were nothing more than …

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Filing Shows Assange Has Been Charged Under Seal

The Washington Post reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. The disclosure came in a filing in a case unrelated to Assange. …

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REPORT: Justice Dept To Prosecute Julian Assange

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Justice Department is preparing to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and is increasingly optimistic it will be able to get him into a U.S. courtroom, according to people in Washington familiar with the matter. Over the past year, U.S. prosecutors have discussed several types of charges they could potentially bring against Mr. Assange, the …

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Assange: Ecuador Wants To Hand Me Over To The US

Reuters reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday that Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum in its London embassy and hand him over to the United States, citing new rules governing his residence at the Andean nation’s diplomatic mission as evidence. Assange spoke from the embassy via teleconference at the first hearing in Quito of his lawsuit challenging …

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Julian Assange Replaced As Editor Of Wikileaks

Newsweek reports: WikiLeaks has announced that Julian Assange will step down from his position as editor-in-chief of the whistleblowing platform—but will retain the title of publisher. Assange, 47, has been silent since his internet connection was cut off in March at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has lived under political asylum since August 2012. It was not immediately …

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Leaked Doc Shows Assange Sought Russian Visa

The Associated Press reports: Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his website, WikiLeaks, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a Swedish sex crime case was threatening to put him behind bars. Caught in …

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Democrats Serve Wikileaks With Lawsuit Via Tweet

CBS News reports: The Democratic National Committee on Friday officially served its lawsuit to WikiLeaks via Twitter, employing a rare method to serve its suit to the elusive group that has thus far been unresponsive. As CBS News first reported last month, the DNC filed a motion with a federal court in Manhattan requesting permission to serve its complaint to …

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Senate Intel Committee Calls On Assange To Testify

CNN reports: WikiLeaks announced in a tweet Wednesday the Senate Intelligence Committee called on its founder Julian Assange to testify on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The tweet also included a copy of the letter delivered to Assange. It requests Assange make himself “available” for a closed interview with the committee “at a mutually agreeable time and location,” and …

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Lawyers For Seth Rich Family Subpoena Twitter For Direct Messages Sent By Multiple Far-Right Accounts

Law & Crime reports: The defamation lawsuit filed in March by Aaron Rich, the brother of murdered former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, appears to have ramped up significantly with the subpoena of documents, communications and messages sent and received by several Twitter accounts over for the timespan of Jan. 1, 2015 to the present. In March, Aaron Rich …

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REPORT: Ecuador On Verge Of Booting Assange

CNN reports: Julian Assange’s nearly six-year refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London is in danger, opening the WikiLeaks founder to arrest by British authorities and potential extradition to the US, multiple sources with knowledge tell CNN. While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is “unusually bad” …

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Ecuador Spent Millions On Spy Operation For Assange

The Guardian reports: Ecuador bankrolled a multimillion-dollar spy operation to protect and support Julian Assange in its central London embassy, employing an international security company and undercover agents to monitor his visitors, embassy staff and even the British police, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Over more than five years, Ecuador put at least $5m (£3.7m) into a secret …

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Roger Stone Email Claiming Dinner With Julian Assange Draws Scrutiny From Robert Mueller’s Investigators

The Wall Street Journal reports: The special counsel investigating alleged links between Trump campaign associates and Russians is looking into longtime adviser Roger Stone’s 2016 claim that he had met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a person familiar with the matter. WikiLeaks, an antisecrecy website, later released a trove of material on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that U.S. …

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Roger Stone: Sam Nunberg Is A Lying Cocaine Addict

The Daily Beast reports: Two former aides to Donald Trump waged a war of words against each other this week, using cable news and social media as their battlefields. Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of Trump’s, took to his personal Instagram page on Thursday to call fellow ex-aide Sam Nunberg, a man who once viewed Stone as a mentor, a …

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REPORT: Ecuador Is Now Electronically Jamming Their Own Embassy To Block Assange From The Internet

Because just cutting off his WiFi wasn’t enough. Australia’s News Corp outlet reports: Electronic jammers have been placed inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London to prevent WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange having access to the internet or social media, sources say. The Ecuadorian government took the measure on Tuesday evening, stopping Assange from tweeting, using the internet or phone. He has …

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