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."