Julian Assange

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Ecuador President: Assange's Bad Hygiene a Big Issue

President Lenín Moreno says he tried to use embassy as 'center for spying'

(Newser) - Julian Assange was a bad guest who attempted to turn Ecuador's embassy in London into a "center for spying." So charges Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno in an interview with the Guardian , elaborating on comments he made roughly a week before Assange's arrest. In early April,... More »

Book in Assange's Hand Is Getting Attention

Wikileaks founder held a book of interviews

(Newser) - The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made a book of interviews with Gore Vidal an unexpected best-seller, the AP reports. Assange was carrying a copy of Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State & Vidal on America when he was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadoran embassy in... More »

Old Case May Return to Haunt Assange

Sexual assault charges in Sweden could be revived against WikiLeaks founder

(Newser) - There may be more than one country looking to extradite Julian Assange now that he's in police custody . The US is already vying to get the WikiLeaks founder on its soil on hacking charges , but Sweden may also soon be in the mix if an investigation into a rape... More »

People Are Seriously Worried About Assange's Cat

He 'must be very confused about all this'

(Newser) - The Ecuadorean Embassy in London probably has matters of greater importance to handle. But its relative silence on one furry issue is leaving social media users a bit panicked. "We demand information on the fate of #EmbassyCat," reads a typical tweet referring to Julian Assange's feline and... More »

Friend: Assange Thought Trump Aides Were 'Clowns'

Extradition fight could last years

(Newser) - Julian Assange has traded Ecuador's London embassy for a British jail cell , and friend Sean Langan says the WikiLeaks co-founder is very worried about where he might end up next. Langan, a documentary filmmaker, tells ABC that on one of his many visits to the embassy, Assange expressed fears... More »

What Assange Was Shouting During Arrest

He's heard saying the UK 'must resist,' apparently in reference to his extradition to US

(Newser) - Julian Assange did not appear to go willingly when he was arrested Thursday in London. Video shown on CNN shows police officers pulling a clearly agitated Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy and ushering him into a police van. The 47-year-old Assange, seen with a full gray beard and gray hair,... More »

Julian Assange Arrested After Asylum Withdrawn

WikiLeaks founder finally leaves embassy

(Newser) - After almost seven years, Julian Assange has left Ecuador's embassy in London—and not by choice. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement early Thursday that the WikiLeaks founder was arrested after the ambassador invited police into the embassy following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum. Assange, who... More »

War of Words Heats Up Between Ecuador, Assange

Julian Assange remains in London embassy to avoid arrest

(Newser) - Ecuador has denied a claim by WikiLeaks that Julian Assange is about to be expelled from the country's embassy in London. WikiLeaks had tweeted Friday that its founder would be kicked out of the embassy within "hours to days." Late Friday, NBC reports, Ecuador's Ministry of... More »

All Eyes on Ecuador Embassy After WikiLeaks Tweets

It says 2 sources confirmed Julian Assange will be expelled within 'hours to days'

(Newser) - Outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the media wait—to see if Julian Assange leaves the building for the first time since August 2012. It wouldn't be by choice: WikiLeaks on Thursday tweeted the following: "BREAKING: A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that... More »

Ecuador President Says Assange Broke Asylum Deal

He blames WikiLeaks for leak of private photos

(Newser) - There are fresh signs that Julian Assange's extremely long stay in Ecuador's London embassy might be nearing its end. President Lenin Moreno told the Ecuadorean Radio Broadcasters' Association Tuesday that the WikiLeaks founder has "repeatedly violated" the terms of his asylum in the embassy, where he has... More »

Chelsea Manning Sent to Jail for Contempt of Court

Judge says she won't get out until she testifies or grand jury finishes work

(Newser) - On Thursday, Chelsea Manning said she'd stand her ground and refuse to testify in front of a secret grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. "I am prepared to face the consequences of my refusal," she said in a statement . Those consequences came Friday, with Manning taken into custody after... More »

Report: Manafort Secretly Met With Assange in 2016

'Guardian' says they met around the time Manafort became campaign manager

(Newser) - And suddenly Paul Manafort is making big headlines again. First came Robert Mueller's allegation that Manafort has been lying , not cooperating, despite his plea deal . Now a report in the Guardian alleges that Manafort held secret meetings with none other than Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, another key figure in... More »

Roger Stone Associate May Take Plea With Mueller

Jerome Corsi tied up in investigation into WikiLeaks role in 2016 election

(Newser) - A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said Friday that he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller's team. Jerome Corsi told the AP he has been negotiating a potential plea but declined to comment further. He said on a YouTube show earlier this... More »

Pamela Anderson No Fan of Prime Minister's 'Lewd' Remark

She's not impressed with Australian PM Scott Morrison's reply to her Assange request

(Newser) - Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia's prime minister for making "smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion." Appearing on Australia's 60 Minutes this month, the Baywatch star urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange back to his to native Australia;... More »

'Error' Reveals Secret Assange Charges

Court filing asks for arrest warrant to be hushed up until he is arrested

(Newser) - Julian Assange has often claimed that the US has secretly filed charges against him—and an apparent error in a court filing for an unrelated case suggests he is right. The document, filed by federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia as part of an unrelated sex-crime case, asks... More »

Ecuador Tells Assange to Clean His Bathroom

He's also been ordered to avoid political activity

(Newser) - Ecuador's embassy in London says Julian Assange can have his Internet access restored, but if he wants to carry on staying under their roof, he's going to have to behave himself—and do his chores. According to a nine-page Spanish-language memo leaked to a news outlet in Ecuador,... More »

Leak Seems to Show Assange Seeking Russian Visa in 2010

The AP has obtained tens of thousands of files related to WikiLeaks

(Newser) - Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his website, WikiLeaks, cable news pundits were calling for his head, and a Swedish sex-crime case was threatening to put... More »

Trump's Pardons Are the Talk of the Town

White House is preparing paperwork for at least 30 more pardons

(Newser) - After Kim Kardashian West met with President Trump to plead the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandma jailed for life over a first-time, non-violent drug offense, Trump commuted Johnson's life sentence. Now, Kardashian will meet Johnson for the first time as early as this week, reports TMZ . Getting... More »

Report: Ecuador Spent $5M on Assange Spy Operation

'Operation Guest' was based in flat near embassy

(Newser) - The relationship between Julian Assange and his hosts has soured , but in happier times Ecuador spent millions of dollars on a spy operation to protect the WikiLeaks founder after he fled to the country's London embassy in 2012, according to documents seen by the Guardian . The documents show that... More »

Julian Assange Has Lost His Internet Access

Ecuador is punishing WikiLeaks founder for tweets about ex-spy's poisoning

(Newser) - Much like a child caught blowing off his math homework, Julian Assange has lost his internet privileges. USA Today reports Ecuador announced Wednesday it had cut off the WikiLeaks founder's internet access. Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, avoiding alternately extradition to Sweden... More »

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