In 2016, there can hardly be anyone alive who does not know the name of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. As many will be aware Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy to escape extradition to Sweden where he is wanted for an alleged sexual assault on two women. Assange has always claimed he is totally innocent of any of the charges against him. Assange believes that the charges are an attempt by the political elite to silence both him and WikiLeaks.
During the 2016 presidential race, Assange claimed that WikiLeaks would release documents that could have an effect on the presidential election. On November 8, Assange supposedly released a statement through WikiLeaks explaining why they had released information during the campaign. Assange claims that WikiLeaks will continue to publish information that is "of political, diplomatic, historical or ethical importance and which has not been published elsewhere."
"Assange says 'in recent months, WikiLeaks and I personally have come under enormous pressure to stop publishing what the Clinton campaign says about itself to itself. That pressure has come from the campaign's allies, including the Obama administration, and from liberals who are anxious about who will be elected US President."Much of the material released by WikiLeaks related to the behavior of Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State. As reported by the Inquisitr, that material included comments, made by Clinton, that suggested that she supported the idea of taking Assange out in a drone strike. Last month, the Guardian reported that the Ecuadorian Embassy had cut off Assange's internet access over what it claimed was WikiLeaks interference in the U.S. election.
Officials released a statement saying that the government of Ecuador "respects the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states" and had cut off the internet access available to Assange because "in recent weeks, WikiLeaks has published a wealth of documents, impacting on the US election campaign."
The strange thing is that since his internet service was cut off, Assange has disappeared. Before that event, Assange made regular appearances on the balcony of the embassy in London.
So What Does This Have To Do With 'Pizzagate'?Many people will be aware that Assange and WikiLeaks released information about John Podesta. Mr. Podesta is a long-term associate of the Clintons and was President Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff from 1998 until 2001. In the wake of the release of Podesta's emails, it was widely claimed that Hillary Clinton was involved with a pedophile ring operating out of a Washington Pizza joint called Comet Ping Pong.Snopes refutes the allegation saying that Comet Ping Pong owner has links to Washington Democrats but has no links to pedophiles either inside the political elite or elsewhere.
"James Alefantis has some prominent Democratic friends in Washington and was a supporter of Mrs. Clinton, he has never met her, does not sell or abuse children, and is not being investigated by law enforcement for any of these claims.Rumors are now claiming that Julian Assange may well be dead and that he has been silenced because of what he was about to reveal concerning Pizzagate. Regated claim that Assange has not been seen or heard from in a way that can be verified since October 3.
"He and his 40 employees had unwittingly become real people caught in the middle of a storm of fake news."
TechPlz claims that Assange is either dead or has been taken into U.S. custody as was released by New York radio station SuperStation 95 last week. That report claimed that WikiLeaks has been taken over by government agents and that Assange is in custody.
"A WikiLeaks Staffer says he violated a U.S. National Security Letter to make public the fact that WikiLeaks has been taken over by government and is no longer safe. He also says Julian Assange is 'missing' and presumed in custody, while government operators use WikiLeaks computers to give the appearance that all is well."Many are wondering if the rumors about Assange's death and the takeover of WikiLeaks by the CIA could be true. Could it be pure coincidence that Assange has been incommunicado since the Pizzagate scandal erupted?
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