Wikileaks is really creating headaches for Hillary Clinton and the White House. So much so that the country of Ecuador has suddenly decided to limit Julian Assange’s internet access. Assange is the founder of Wikileaks.
The government of Ecuador said late Tuesday that it had “temporarily” restricted the internet access of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, citing the group’s decision to release documents “impacting on the U.S. election campaign.”
“The Government of Ecuador respects the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states. It does not interfere in external electoral processes, nor does it favor any particular candidate,” the government said in the statement.
FROM FOX NEWS:
The ministry didn’t specify the extent of the restrictions on Assange’s internet access, saying only that the restrictions on his communications wouldn’t affect WikiLeaks’ ability to carry out its journalistic activities.
Leftist President Rafael Correa’s government said it was acting on its own and not ceding to foreign pressures.
On Monday, the group tweeted: “We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton’s Goldman Sachs (speeches).” In follow-up messages posted Tuesday, the group claimed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had personally intervened to ask Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing documents about Clinton. Citing “multiple US sources,” WikiLeaks said the request was made on the sidelines of negotiations which took place last month in Colombia.
The State Department denied the allegation.
If Assange is being cut off from the internet for diplomatic reasons, it may be due to Correa’s politics. The leftist politician recently told the Moscow-backed RT broadcaster that he’d prefer Clinton over Trump.
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