Wikileaks’ Assange Loses Internet in Midst of Podesta Email Dump, Blames a ‘State Party’
Wikileaks claims its founder, Julian Assange, has lost Internet service thanks to “a state party.”
Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 17, 2016
No updates had been provided by the controversial group’s Twitter account at the time of this writing, and Russia-owned publication RT noted that Wikileaks’ claim is “unverified.” Wikileaks has been releasing e-mails damaging to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for months, though the releases have been increasing in recent weeks. The latest e-mails show, among many other things, that Clinton’s senior advisers wanted to undermine and subvert the U.S. Catholic Church, that Clinton thought Wall Street received too much blame after the 2008 financial crash and that the Democratic nominee holds different positions privately than those she claims to voters.
Clinton’s campaign has also been show colluding with various high-ranking public officials at the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. State Department in regards to her own email scandal.
A release by Wikileaks over the summer led to the resignation of former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), after it was shown that she had colluded with the Clinton campaign against the insurgent candidacy of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Wasserman-Schultz’s replacement, former CNN commentator Donna Brazile, was caught in a more recent release allegedly providing a question to Clinton in advance of a debate against Sanders. Brazile has denied the accusation.
Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy for four years to avoid extradition on a rape charge in Sweden that he claims is false and is an effort by the U.S. to extradite him on charges related to his years of leaking government documents and emails.
Clinton surrogates have for the most part ignored the most recent e-mail controversy, claiming the leaks’ validity is questionable because Wikileaks may be working with the Russian government to interfere with the U.S. presidential election.