Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of Wikileaks has spent the last four years in Ecuador’s London embassy where he is safe from US law enforcement. Living in Ecuador has not hampered Assange’s ability to continue running Wikileaks, an organization that publishes news leaks and secret information. Recently, Assange has used Wikileaks to publish hacked emails from John Podesta, the campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton. In response to these leaks, Assange claims that John Kerry and the State Department pressured the government of Ecuador to cut off his internet access before he could publish more emails. Then, on Saturday night after Wikileaks published the full transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Goldman Sachs, Assange’s internet went out. State Department spokesman John Kirby addressed Assange’s claim 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.”