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Julian Assange silence, after John Kerry pressures Ecuador to stop Wikileaks from publishing Clinton docs

John Kerry is turning up the heat on Ecuador to turn over Assange.

Deeply disturbing silence from the Ecuador embassy following yesterdays shut down of Julian Assange’s internet access.

The Associated Press is reporting that those close to Assange, including staffers Kristinn Hrafnsson and Sarah Harrison, have gone silent.  The Ecuadorian embassy has also gone silent as it refuses to provide any updates on Assange’s fate.

WikiLeaks staffers Kristinn Hrafnsson and Sarah Harrison did not return repeated messages seeking comment. A woman who answered the phone at the embassy said she was not authorized to say anything.

WikiLeaks has confirmed that US Secretary of State John Kerry asked the Ecuadorian government to shut down Assange and his leaks of Clinton’s emails.

John Kerry is all in to stop Wikileaks from derailing Hillary’s accession to power, and Ecuador will now be pressured like never before to turn over Assange.

Just a few days ago Joe Biden’s warned of retaliation over the Clinton campaign’s false narrative of Russian Hackers.

Zerohedge reports that WikiLeaks recent tweets have set off much speculation over the fate of Julian Assange…

There has been much speculation that the sudden change in support for Assange from the Ecuadorian government was prompted by political leverage being asserted by the Obama administration to thwart the release of emails that are proving to be very damaging to the Hillary presidential campaign.

Of course, the real question is to what extent the Ecuadorian government has been compromised and what that ultimately means for the fate of Assange.  Clearly, Assange has made numerous enemies over the years with his repeated release of confidential information that has been somewhat embarrassing for many world leaders.  Certainly, Hillary’s opinion on how to handle Assange was made quite clear when she asked, “can’t we just drone this guy.

Zerohedge further reports that “According to various media outlets, the Ecuadorian government has offered no immediate comment on the question of internet access”.

Ecuador Foreign minister, Guillaume Long, confirmed that Julian Assange remained under government protection and affirmed that his protection would remain so long as the “circumstances that led to the granting of asylum remain.

“Faced with the speculation of the last few hours, the Government of Ecuador ratifies the validity of the asylum granted to Julian Assange four years ago.  We reaffirm that his protection by the Ecuadorean state will continue while the circumstances that led to the granting of asylum remain.

Reuters reports that Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has been a strong supporter of Julian Assange’s right to free speech.

The problem is that Correa openly admits to having a personal relationship with Hillary Clinton, and has stated his preference to having HRC be U.S. presidency “for the good of the United States and the world.”

The government of leftist President Rafael Correa has long backed Assange’s right to free speech, though the Wikileaks saga has caused some strain in relations with the United States, including the expulsion of diplomats in 2011.

“For the good of the United States and the world … I would like Hillary to win,” Correa told broadcaster Russia Today last month..


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