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    WikiLeaks: John Podesta Emails (74)

    According to Wikileaks, US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from releasing documents related to US Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from releasing documents related to US Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton, Wikileaks said Tuesday.

    "Multiple US sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs during FARC peace negotiations," WikiLeaks said on Twitter.

    ​In what could be a result of this meeting, Ecuador cut off Assange's access to the Internet on Saturday after the whistleblowing website published Clinton's speeches at Goldman Sachs, according to WikiLeaks' Twitter.

    "The John Kerry private meeting with Ecuador was made on the sidelines of the negotiations which took place pricipally [sic] on Sep 26 in Colombia," WikiLeaks added.

    ​Since the beginning of October, Wikileaks has released over 17,000 emails discussing Clinton's campaign strategies, allegedly obtained from a hacked account of Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta.

    Assange has been residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 to not be extradited to Sweden, where he was accused of rape after WikiLeaks begun to release documents in its possession.

    WikiLeaks: John Podesta Emails (74)


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