The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, used the embassy of Ecuador in London, where he was isolated for almost seven years, as an operations center to interfere in the election of 2016 in the United States, in which the current president Donald Trump prevailed, said on CNN on Monday.
Citing surveillance reports, the US network said that Assange, who remains in custody of the British Justice after Ecuador revoked last year the asylum granted in 2012, met in the legation with hackers and Russian citizens, at the same time. that revealed stolen documents.
The reports, which, according to CNN were compiled by the Spanish firm UC Global Security Consulting and verified by an Ecuadorian intelligence official, indicate that the founder of Wikileaks had high-speed internet, telephones and a special list of guests to whom it was not required to be reviewed.
CNN made a chronology of the events that took place during the US presidential campaign and crossed it with the report of special prosecutor Robert Mueller about the investigation of the so-called Russian plot.
The journalistic version mentions among the documents disseminated by Wikileaks the emails of John Podesta, campaign chief of former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who lost the election to Trump, as well as the Democratic National Committee (DNC, party secretariat), extracted by hackers ("hackers").
Mueller's report released last April highlights that in November 2015 Assange wrote: "We think it would be better for the Republican Party to win, with Hillary in charge, the Republican Party will be pushing its (Hillary's) worst qualities (…) Democrats + media + neoliberals should be silenced … She is brilliant, well connected and a sadistic sociopath. "
On June 11, a spokeswoman for the Department of Justice confirmed to Efe that the United States Government formally asked the United Kingdom for the extradition of the founding members of Wikileaks.
Assange, 47, of Australian descent, faces a federal court in the state of Virginia on several crimes of espionage and publication of highly classified documents, in connection with the mass filtration that he organized in 2010.
On April 11, Assange was arrested by British police after being dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, after Quito rescinded the asylum he had been granted in 2012.
Almost seven years ago, on June 19, 2012, the journalist took refuge in the Ecuadorian mission to avoid his extradition to Sweden, which two years ago requested his surrender to interrogate him for alleged sexual crimes that he always denied and of which he was never accused.
Assange feared that, if he were handed over to the Swedish Justice, he would end up being extradited to the United States, where he faces charges for the dissemination in 2010 of secret documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other issues.
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