Wikileaks has been releasing a series of emails from John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Sunday night, a tweet was posted by WikiLeaks that said, “Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.”
Now we know who cut Assange’s internet, and it wasn’t the U.S., it was Ecuador. However, Assange and Wikileaks believe that the U.S. made Ecuador cut Assange’s connection to the outside world.
WikiLeaks, citing “multiple U.S. sources,” said early Tuesday that Secretary of State John Kerry pressured Ecuador — which has hosted Assange in its London embassy since 2012 — to cut off Assange’s internet before he could publish more hacked emails from John Podesta.
But State Department spokesman John Kirby flatly rejected the accusation in a statement.
“While our concerns about WikiLeaks are longstanding, any suggestion that Secretary Kerry or the State Department were involved in shutting down WikiLeaks is false,” Kirby said. “Reports that Secretary Kerry had conversations with Ecuadorian officials about this are simply untrue. Period.”