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US Senate Intelligence Committee calls Julian Assange to testify - WikiLeaks

August 8, 2018

"The US Senate Intelligence Committee has requested that persecuted WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange testify before committee staff. The committee is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
In a letter delivered to Assange at his residence in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, committee chairman Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) requested that Assange make himself available for a closed interview “at a mutually agreeable time and location.”

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WikiLeaks’ legal team said that they “are considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard.”

Assange fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012, seeking asylum from possible extradition to the US, where he faced indictment under the Espionage Act for publishing leaked government documents. Since his de-facto house arrest in the embassy, WikiLeaks has continued to draw controversy, publishing then-candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails and leaked emails from the Democratic Party’s internal servers in 2016."
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https://www.rt.com/usa/435433-us-senate-intelligence-committee-calls/

 

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My wonder is this bit: Why Ecuadorian Embassy throwing him out?

Isn't that on the bases of his mental issue? (Sorry if that wasn't the case! Please fill me in...)

If so, he's protected altogether in different way, publicly, I thought. By all means, he lost something but won big. What gotta follow is for him to get another secure place to move to, to avoid being killed by all sorts of different ways, such as sniping to chemically killed like those few people in UK did.

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Daily Rabbit Hole #413 | Julian Assange associate Arjen Kamphuis goes missing

 

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Missing Wikileaks Associates' Belongings Found in Waters Near Norway

Sept. 14, 2018         NeonNettle

Arjen Kamphuis vanished without a trace three weeks ago and is now feared dead

"Wikileaks associate Arjen Kamphuis is now feared dead after more than three weeks has passed since he vanished without a trace.A large-scale investigation has been underway by Norwegian police after Dutch citizen Mr. Kamphuis mysteriously disappeared. Kamphuis, 47, who worked closely with Julian Assange, went missing after leaving his hotel in Bodø, Norway on August 20, according to a Twitter post from Wikileaks.A local fisherman has now found his belongings in a sea in northern Norway, prompting a search by local police in the water and land around where the items were discovered, according to a report by the Daily Mail.He was staying there while on vacation, but red flags were raised when he failed to travel back to his home country, the Netherlands.

He was due to fly home to Amsterdam on Aug. 22, but Kamphuis didn't turn up for his flight, which was set to depart from the Norwegian town of Trondheim, over 700 kilometers south of Bodo."

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https://neonnettle.com/news/5063-missing-wikileaks-associates-belongings-found-in-waters-near-norway

 

 

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Revealed: Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

Sept. 21, 2018            Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Dan Collyns & Luke Harding

"Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky

Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to Julian Assange to assess whether they could help him flee the UK, the Guardian has learned.

A tentative plan was devised that would have seen the WikiLeaks founder smuggled out of Ecuador’s London embassy in a diplomatic vehicle and transported to another country.

One ultimate destination, multiple sources have said, was Russia, where Assange would not be at risk of extradition to the US. The plan was abandoned after it was deemed too risky.

The operation to extract Assange was provisionally scheduled for Christmas Eve in 2017, one source claimed, and was linked to an unsuccessful attempt by Ecuador to give Assange formal diplomatic status."

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The involvement of Russian officials in hatching what was described as a “basic” plan raises new questions about Assange’s ties to the Kremlin. The WikiLeaks editor is a key figure in the ongoing US criminal investigation into Russia’s attempts to sway the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Robert Mueller, the special counsel conducting the investigation, filed criminal charges in July against a dozen Russian GRU military intelligence officers who allegedly hacked Democratic party servers during the presidential campaign. The indictment claims the hackers sent emails that embarrassed Hillary Clinton to WikiLeaks. The circumstances of the handover are still under investigation.

According to Mueller, WikiLeaks published “over 50,000 documents” stolen by Russian spies. The first tranche arrived on 14 July 2016 as an encrypted attachment.

Assange has denied receiving the stolen emails from Russia."

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/21/julian-assange-russia-ecuador-embassy-london-secret-escape-plan

"Russia, Russia, Russia!"

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Kristinn Hrafnsson replaces Julian Assange as WikiLeaks editor-in-chief

Sept. 26, 2018         David Gilmour

"Icelandic investigative journalist and former WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson is set to become the whistleblowing organization’s new editor-in-chief, replacing isolated founder Julian Assange in the role.

The announcement was made late Wednesday in a statement issued through the WikiLeaks’ official Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/wikileaks

The statement cites the “extraordinary circumstances” of WikiLeaks’ founder and former editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s “arbitrary detention” as a reason for the move.

Assange has been isolated for six months inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has resided since 2012, after the Ecuadorian government abruptly cut off his internet and suspended his right to receive visitors on March 28."

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https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/kristinn-hrafnsson-replaces-julian-assange-as-wikileaks-editor-in-chief/

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Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat

Raphael Satter              Oct 15, 2018

"LONDON (AP) — Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published in a local media outlet Monday.

The nine-page memo published by Ecuadorean website Codigo Vidrio said Assange is prohibited from "interfering in the internal affairs of other states" or from activities "that could prejudice Ecuador's good relations with other states."

There was no indication Assange signed onto the memo, which governs the WikiLeaks founder's access to the Wi-Fi network of the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, where he lived since seeking asylum there in 2012."

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/report-ecuador-tells-assange-curb-speech-look-cat-171901043.html

So Assange has said he's going to release info on HRC that nails her for treason by Oct 21st, and now they are restoring his internet after how long?  Since they cut it off on March 28, 2018.  I find this very interesting.

https://freedomnewsreport.com/2018/09/13/wikileaks-says-it-will-bring-hillary-clinton-down-by-october-21/

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Ecuador: U.K. Assures Julian Assange Can Leave Embassy Safely

Joshua Caplan        Dec. 6, 2018

"Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno said in a radio interview Thursday that British officials have offered adequate assurances for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to vacate the South America country’s embassy in London, according to the Associated Press.

Moreno said his government had received written assurances from the U.K. government not to extradite the Australian activist to any country where he would face the death penalty.

Ecuador’s president didn’t say he would force Assange out, but said the WikiLeaks founder’s legal team is considering its next steps."

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https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/12/06/ecuador-uk-providing-sufficient-guarantees-assange-can-exit-embassy/

 

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