Pro-Hillary US State Dept ‘behind Assange internet cutoff’ – WikiLeaks activist to RT
Ecuador’s embassy in London cut off Julian Assange’s internet access after coming under pressure from the US State Department, which supports Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, WikiLeaks activist Clark Stoeckley told RT.
“It’s quite a coincidence” that Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy for over four years, was left without internet on Saturday “shortly after Julian and WikiLeaks had published the Goldman Sachs speeches that Hillary had been giving,” Stoeckley said.
“Obviously, the State Department is going to claim that they aren’t involved in this. They’ve lied in the past and they’ve also exaggerated many claims about what damage was done by the WikiLeaks. Where, in fact… there was no damage whatsoever. And it was, actually, just embarrassment,” he said.
According to the activist, the State Department is rooting for Clinton in the US presidential election to take place on November 8.
“It seems to me that the State Department, who’s chummy with Hillary Clinton because she was the Secretary of State (in 2009-2013), would try to control anything that might come out before this election,” he said.
Despite the internet cutoff, “the relationship between Ecuador and WikiLeaks and Julian Assange is still very amicable. They’ve been a wonderful host for letting him be a guest for four years,”Stoeckley said.