Australian Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks.
As in Edward Snowden; as in Chelsea Manning; as in NSA leaker Reality Winner. Etc.
For almost seven years, Assange was holed up in a small building in central London, the Ecuadorian embassy. Ecuador’s then-president, Rafael Correo, granted Assange asylum in August 2012.
Assange is now in custody in London, and the USA has wanted him for a very long time.
Theresa May’s Brits have paid at least 12 milllion pounds in poilce expenses to make sure, 24/7, that he didn’t try to sneak out of the Ecuadorian embassy.
Congress would like to talk to him and take his testimony.
And Robert Mueller looked into his activities.
When Assange dumped lots of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee, during the 2016 presidential election — that was very favorable to Donald Trump’s campaign.
Assange does not like Hillary Clinton, and he was out to get her. She doesn’t think he’s warm and cuddly, either (https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/11/politics/hillary-clinton-julian-assange-arrest/index.html).
Very conspicuous WikiLeaks contributor Edward Snowden, a traitor to America, is holed up in Moscow in an undisclosed location.
Vladimir Putin doesn’t like Hillary either, because as a public figure she called him out on his horrible human rights record; and then threre’s his chummy relationship with Trump over an unnecesaary Moscow Trumo hotel.
To alleviate his loneliness in his cramped quarters, Assange’s friends brought him an exercise machine and a cat to keep him company.
Ecuador’s current president, Lenin Moreno, has revoked President Correo’s previous grant of asylum.
In the Ecuadorian embassy, Assange was a very poor guest. Among other things, he enjoyed smearing feces on the walls of his chamber (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6912403/Julian-Assange-smeared-faeces-walls-Ecuadors-London-embassy.html).
For another thing, he sued the govenment of Ecuador, whining that Ecuador was making him pay for his internet (remember, we’re talking about a guy who wreaked havoc through his extraordinary computer skills).
Assange thinks he’s entitled to reveal every important US government secret — be it political, or be it military. Assange falsely thinks he’s a journalist. He’s not: he’s more than an agent provocateur (like Roger Stone); he’s totally an agitator and an anarchist. He’s arrogated to himself the power to wreak havoc on whatever government (mainly the US) he doesn’t like; and he seemingly has no moles like Manning or Snowden who’ve managed to hack into the secrets of authoritarian governments like China, Turkey, Syria, Austria, Hungary, Poland, North Korea, or Russia (where Snowden’s holed up).
Associate solitary reporter Larry Theis is convinced that eventually, Assange will face justice in the United States.
Newly minted associate solitary reporter Eddie Cook, the very influential Chairman of the Denver Republican Party, thinks Theis’ passport should be revoked, and he plans to call his close personal friend, Donald Trump, to insist that that be done.