Tag: Julian Assange

Trump Campaign Data Firm Contacted Julian Assange About Clinton Emails

In an email last year, Alexander Nix, the head of Cambridge Analytica, a data-analytics firm hired by President Trump’s campaign, told a third party he had contacted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about how he could help him release some of Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails, citing two people familiar with the congressional investigation into ties between…

Nigel Farage a ‘Person of Interest’ In FBI Russia Probe

Nigel Farage, the former pro-Brexit Ukip leader in the U.K., is now a “person of interest” in the U.S. counterintelligence investigation on possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, The Guardian reports. Farage reportedly raised the interest of FBI officials because of his relationships with both the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks founder Julian…

Swedish Prosecutor Drops Assange Rape Investigation

Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into sexual-assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Officials will hold a press conference later Friday to expand on their decision to halt the seven-year legal standoff. The 45-year-old, who firmly denied the allegations he assaulted a woman in Sweden, took shelter in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in…

Trump Sides With Assange On Russia Hacking

President-elect Donald Trump is seemingly taking the word of Julian Assange over that of the U.S. intelligence community, writing on Twitter that the WikiLeaks founder “said it was not the Russians who gave” him the leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee and other prominent political officials. “Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old could…

Ecuador: We Cut Off Assange’s Internet

The government of Ecuador said Tuesday that it chose to cut internet access for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at their London embassy due to his attempts to affect the presidential election in the United States. “The government of Ecuador respects the principle of nonintervention in the internal affairs of other states. It does not interfere…

WikiLeaks Fails To Reveal October Surprise ‘Clinton Docs’

For weeks, backers of Republican nominee Donald Trump have hyped the tantalizing possibility that the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks was on the verge of publishing a set of documents that would doom Hillary Clinton’s chances in November. “@HillaryClinton is done,” longtime Trump associate Roger Stone tweeted Saturday. “#Wikileaks.” The group’s founder, Julian Assange, did nothing to…

WikiLeaks Denies Trying to Hack Trump’s Tax Returns [VIDEO]

Despite editor-in-chief Julian Assange remarking to Bill Maher on Friday evening that WikiLeaks is “working on” hacking Donald Trump’s tax returns, the organization outright denied any such actions. “Claim is a joke from a comedy show,” the official WikiLeaks account tweeted on Saturday morning. “We are ‘working on’ encouraging whistleblowers.” The leak-encouraging outlet most recently…

Julian Assange May Surrender Friday [VIDEO]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London and surrender to British police on Friday if a United Nations investigation does not rule that he is being illegally detained. Assange has been holed up in the embassy since Swedish authorities sought his extradition in 2012. He has not been charged…

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Says to Leave London Embassy ‘Soon’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building “soon”, without giving further details. Britain’s Sky News, part owned by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, had earlier reported that Assange was considering leaving the embassy due…

Read Julian Assange Letter to Benedict Cumberbatch, Decries ‘Toxic’ ‘Fifth Estate’

“The Fifth Estate,” the controversial film about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has a major hater: Julian Assange. The biopic’s star, Benedict Cumberbatch, reached out to the notorious publisher before filming to help his performance. Assange turned him down, and in an open letter in January, outlined why. Basically, he detests the very idea of the…