Wikileaks Provides Status Update On Julian Assange And The US Election

Tyler Durden's picture

Over the past week concerns mounted that in the aftermath of the surprising decision by Ecuador to cut Julian Assange's internet connection during the US election period (under pressure from John Kerry), that not all might be well with the Wikileaks founder, about whom Hillary Clinton allegedly jokingly asked whether he can be droned. Concerned speculation about the Ecuadorian embassy exile had risen to such an degree, that overnight Wikileaks announced it would provide a state update on Assange's current status. It did so moments ago on twitter when the WikiLeaks Editorial Board issued the following statement on the status of Julian Assange, Ecuador and the US election.

The contents of the statement:

On Tuesday, the government of Ecuador issued a statement saying that it had decided to not permit Mr. Assange to use the government of Ecuador's internet connection during the US election citing its policy of "non interference."


Ecuador's statement also clarified that it does not seek to interfere with WikiLeaks journalistic work and that it would continue to protect Mr. Assange's asylum rights.


Mr. Assange has asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the United Nations has ruled he has been unlawfully deprived of liberty by the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Sweden for the last six years. He has not been charged.


It is the government of Ecuador's prerogative to decide how to best guard against the misinterpretation of its policies by media groups or states whilst ensuring that it protects Mr. Assange's human rights.


WikiLeaks is a global, high volume publisher that publishes on average one million documents and associated analyses a year.


WikiLeaks publishes its journalistic work from large data centers based in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway, among others. Most WikiLeaks staff and lawyers reside in the EU or the US and have not been disrupted.


WikiLeaks has never published from jurisdiction of Ecuador and has no plans to do so. Similarly Mr. Assange does not transmit US election related documents from the embassy.


WikiLeaks is entirely funded by its readers, book and film sales. Its publications are the result of its significant investigative and technological capacities.


WikiLeaks has a perfect, decade long record for publishing only true documents. It has many thousands of sources but does not engage in collaborations with states.


Mr. Assange has not endorsed any candidate although he was happy to speak at the Green's convention due to Dr. Jill Stein's position whistleblowers, peace and war.

Reading between the lines, it appears that Assange is fine, if only for the time being.

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SHADEWELL's picture

Sounds like Podesta threatened to shut them off from the clinton foundation supply


I think he'd need the help of his ET friends to pull that one off. 

erkme73's picture

Hate to go all tin-foiled out, but, who's to say that the hack that happened on the US hasn't somehow allowed TPTB to take over the Wikileaks twitter account?  or that they haven't gotten to all the board members with threats (or worse, given the death of two of them just in the last couple of weeks)?

J S Bach's picture

If Trump wins, he'll get a hero's welcome ticker-tape parade (not in NYC, of course).

847328_3527's picture

<< If Trump wins, he'll get a hero's welcome ticker-tape parade >>


... well deserved I might add.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) 847328_3527 Oct 23, 2016 8:47 PM

wikileaks followers aren't buying anything but #ShowUsJulian

gonetogalt's picture

Jim Stone makes a strong case that he's either dead or in custody.


toro's picture

When was the last time Assange released something REALLY DAMAGING? Never. Wouldn't doubt he's part of the Long Arm of US Government.

philipat's picture

Hey toro, previously mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then lance-a-lot then most recently Loftie. Looks like Loftie got banned or perhaps just completely outed. I shalln’t miss him! Let’s see how long toro survives, shall we? You need to create those new Account names more quickly toro. Would appreciate regular ZH contributors please take a moment to help me in my campaign against this idiot and report toro to

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments; which are deliberately dramatic to mislead people into responding or clicking on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.

wildbad's picture

if, as the ecuadorian tweet proposed, wikileaks does NOT use the embassies internet connection to transmit actual leak data, what is their justification for cutting his access?  they said what the reason is NOT but did not mention the reason it WAS cut.  they also did not deny that they buckled under US pressure.


Its obvious that the criminal regime and deep state actors in the USSA are behind this.  I can't wait for the leaks which reveal this and lead to a long prison sentence for Kerry and his cohorts.


As always, its important to remember that the NSA has access to ALLLLLLL of this stuff, wikileaks, DSLeaks, Podesta, Killary Bobama..ALLLL of it.

There is a big fat spider sitting just out of sight reading, sorting sifting day and night and applying parralel construction algos to all of this data.

End the monster which is the surveillance state.  Devolve power to state and local constituencies in the USSA and good luck to the rest of the world.

tuetenueggel's picture

If Kerry and his cohorts woul be prisoned, 98 % of westewrn governmente must accopany them. They are all criminals of the same kind.

War criminals like Blair, Cameron, Merkel, Hollande, Sarko-gnome, Rutte, Stoltenberg, Rassmussen want to be Napoleon from Denmark, Gabriel,  Drunkard Jean Clown Juncker, Schultz, Bush 1, Bush 2, Reagan and so many others.

No time to name all of them.

scm's picture

It's very hillary of you to silence a different opinion.

Erek's picture



Doesn't that mean "bull" in Spanish?

Just like the "BULL" you are perpetraiting here?

AtATrESICI's picture

Michael Moore staunch defender of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange!


Mustafa Kemal's picture

Trump could pull off a ticket tape victory lap, but not on wall street

Sofa King's picture

Living in New York I am surprised with the amount of support there is for Trump among the commoners. There are signs and stickers everywhere for Trump but very little for the Jackle with the exception of the Hillary for Prison stickers. If Benedict Hillary wins this will be the last Presidential election in the United States as we know it.

I plan on closing my place and looking for Civil Service work maybe with the Port Authority.

scm's picture

"If Trump wins, he'll get a hero's welcome ticker-tape parade (not in NYC, of course)."

BULLSHIT. Once the election is over. Assange will be just another Snowden to thump.

aurum4040's picture

Assange is fine, I dont know how zerohedge missed this video. Assange was speaking on embassy balcony on 10/20/16 watch

detached.amusement's picture

I heard that clip is 4 years old

erkme73's picture

Yea, that video is from 2012.  You got my hopes up.  But still, my concern lingers.   You see, if for some reason it is the NSA that is now faking the WL releases, and the've intentionally introduced fake content, the media will be quick to point out that they've been altered or are inaccurate - thereby discrediting everythign that has been released to-date...  Scary stuff.

PirateOfBaltimore's picture

Cryptographically verifiable by DKIM headers on emails.


They're real. But worry if they stop.



Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) aurum4040 Oct 23, 2016 8:49 PM

Also playing a video of an interview, date Oct. 21, 2016

Some in comments say its old, pack of trolls say "due to the content it is current"

but if you look it was an interview that took place August 6, 2016 -RT aired it.


GreatUncle's picture

As Assad said in his interview with a danish reporter worth watching TBH ... you can trust no video now.

The first 5-10 minutes really sums it up.

spacemonkeys's picture

I guess I have my tin-foil hat on too because I've been thinking the same thing. Why can't they release some sort of proof that he's alright? Tweets from a shared Twitter account mean nothing to me.

DeadFred's picture

How long did it take for John Kerry to his face after he 'died' in that bicycle accident awhile back? It took some time before he disappointed us by tweeting from his hospital bed. We may need to wait on Assange as well but I do hope he is well.

Upset Your Worries's picture

Original article 19th October 2016. Update below I believe was today, going by a user comment:

"UPDATE: I left Julian after midnight. He is fit, well, sharp and in good spirits. WikiLeaks never reveals or comments upon its sources, but as I published before a fortnight ago, I can tell you with 100% certainty that it is not any Russian state actor or proxy that gave the Democratic National Committee and Podesta material to WikiLeaks. The claim is nonsense. Journalists are also publishing that these were obtained by “hacking” with no evidence that this was the method used to obtain them..."

The Jaguar's picture

Tell the truth and lose your freedom, tell lies and get rich. Warped reality bubble, gonna be a big explosion soon when it pops.

dvfco's picture

I agree and I think it's going to blow up (big league, as some say) on the night of the US Election.  

No matter the winner, there will be riots nationwide.

If Trump wins, inner cities will burn.

If Hillary wins, retired military and other Oath Keepers will feel, I believe, compelled to start burning down US Gov't buildings and starting our 2nd Civil War.

It's just my opinion, but I'm trying to figure out a plan for 11/9/16 - which will involve a very big purchase at Costco, 100 gallons of gas, 5 tanks of liquid gas, a gas/propane generator, shotgun & shells, etc.

In the short term, there will be no winners.  In the long term, I think it's fairly clear that the whole world wins if Hillary's career comes to an end on Election Day and her prosecution starts in January of '17 (or she bails out to Qatar).

Am I nuts?  (Be kind.)

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) dvfco Oct 23, 2016 8:53 PM

no you aren't nuts.

I said months ago the stars of Nov 8th are very similar to 2000.......A CONTESTED ELECTION

The loser from (((five38))) said "no president has contested an election, not Gore, McCain...etc etc

Maybe that is why Scalia had to be wet worked.

cat writer's picture

Chris, since you do astrology--any thoughts on the total solar eclipse of next August 21?   This is the one that cuts a diagonal across the Lower 48.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) cat writer Oct 23, 2016 11:26 PM

The Great American Eclipse

Has special significance for America and the UK 

Don't know how old you are but I remember this as if it were yesterday.

July 1963

then this

Solar eclipse is a year long event, sometimes more.

Aug 17 eclipse belongs to Saros 145 the first solar eclipse in this series was in 1639

For America that was coming to America, my family came a few years before that.

Look at the list here, some dates really jump out for me--for one July 20, 1963 (as posted above)
klockwerks's picture

You should have had all this starting 8 years ago. Lets hope we don't need it

DeadFred's picture

The ninth is a bit late. That's when the Russian nuclear strike (using the Bush doctrine of preemptive war) happens. That's if Hillary wins, they'll be more patient for Donald. At least now they know from Hillary their four minute target span. Thank you Hillary for letting them know.

Sky flyer's picture

Why the fuck would you wait until 11-9? The shelves will empty out before then not to mention the grid may be down.

August's picture

You are not nuts. 

But you're only half right:  If Trump wins there will be an immediate and obvious violent reaction by the usual FSA members, condoned by an "understanding" establishment; however, if Ms. Clepton wins, the reaction by some Trump supporters will indeed be violent, but it will not be immediate and obvious, but more subtle and sustained, and mostly limited to destruction or sabotage of the feds' physical assets. 

How things go from there, only time will tell....


tuetenueggel's picture

Guess you´re damn right. Open revolution would be smashed by estabishment force. Quiet resistance is the only solution. Enemies, you don´t see, are the most dangerous.

GreatUncle's picture

And that is how the US got independence to begin with :-)

Terrorist is just the name you attach if the person creating the violence you disagree with.

Well a Trump supporter will be called a terrorist on one side but in many American eyes the highest praise "A FREEDOM FIGHTER", their freedom.

Elites should have backed off, not been so greedy, etc. a long time ago, kept it all moderate. They lost the plot of how to stay in power, have a nice living off the backs of the people while nobody objected.

Fools ... risking it all IMHO or there may be nothing left to save now.


Kidbuck's picture

Remove the paid Soros and DNC whores and there will be no riots. If Trump wins we'll have a justice dept again that can and will charge and convict the instigators. Of course the federal government is also sponsoring these rioters. Cut off all "benefits" and they must work or starve. Won't have time or energy for rioting.

GreatUncle's picture

Nope, and the world is watching.

Ordinary people can't beleive you can appoint somebody so corrupt ...

The vassal governments though are all happy and ecstatic because there asses are on the line if Clinton don't win.

Bought and corrupt ...

Mustafa Kemal's picture

The collapse of the reality bubble

NihilistZerO___'s picture

Proof of life please.  A wave from the balcony would be acceptable.

tuetenueggel's picture

really old, now Julian is completely white haired. from 2012 I guess.


Urban Redneck's picture

The only way he (or Snowden) could find any semblance of "freedom" would be to cut a Trump-sized yuuuge deal.

There is nothing one can do about nutty gunmen (state-sponsored or otherwise), but in terms of insulating oneself from the "lawful" tentacles of the Leviathian - the only mechanism is the courts, so either one has to fight and win, or cut a deal with State which contractually covers ALL previous activity.

DeathMerchant's picture

Speaking of nutty gunmen, where the hell are they all ?? If ever there was a time their services were needed.....

dvfco's picture

With all of the fucking free "Immunity Deals" given to seemingly the entire corrupt Clinton Crime Family employees and associates by the FBI, it shouldn't be too rough to extend one to Snowden and another to Assange (with the thanks of a grateful nation.)

A shared Nobel Peace Prize wouldn't hurt.  C'mon Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Prize given every 10th of December to those who have - and I quote - "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses".[3]

From WikiPedia (no, not Wikileaks).

I think even Pvt. Manning should be released as we roll in a new "Era of Good Feeling."  And think, if Hillary gets elected, war with Russia is assured.  So, with WikiLeaks and Snowden breaking up the oligopoly that is Washington, DC and the Clinton/Bush duopoly, they'd actually do the most to abolish and reduce armies, etc.

Urban Redneck's picture

The hard part of structuring a realistic deal is finding a mutually agreeable resolution where both sides save face and gain something.

The US is wasting immense time and energy focusing on those two that could better directed elsewhere, and it desperately needs to fix its whistleblower laws and protections.

One night in Club Fed would be reasonable, particularly if coupled with an agreement to help build better system, which the US needs if it wants to more effectively throw around the moral authority of the preeminent nation state to cajole smaller states. A suspended sentence or pardon might irk too many cogs in the machine.

There is a deal that can be made, but the sales job would be even more complex than the deal negotiations themselves.