Do you really think he had access to nothing in the embassy? It was only recently they cut his internet access. He was not shut out from the world for seven years. The DNC hack was a big reason Trump won the 2016 election. Again, he went from a guy who just wanted information public that he thought shouldn't be secret, to picking sides in an election. I'll refer to Bill Maher again when he pressed Assange on the DNC hack... why not hack Trump's tax returns then? Assange helped Trump win because he doesn't like Hillary Clinton.
Wikileaks had nothing to with any hacking activities, no one has accused him of being a hacker officially except for maybe news outlets talking out of their rear end. He was accused of conspiracy of hacking, because he encouraged Chelsea Manning to bring him more information. Other people do the hacking, wikileaks publishes the results. Wikileaks is still publishing and communicating with the public right now. Apple still runs after Steve Jobs died, as does wikileaks.
No one should say this was coming? To say he has almost nothing to do with Wikileaks now is something we're simply not going to agree on. I don't buy that for a second. He also pissed off Ecuador with some of the releases orchestrated while he was a house guest. Again, he bit the hand that was feeding him. And like it or not, when you act like the small building is your personal hotel, you don't clean up after yourself and you're a d!ck to staff, yes, this was coming. He smeared sh!t on the walls for ***** sakes!
Ecuador has a new president and he doesn't want to defend Assange that's the only thing that changed. No one should be arrested on behalf of the United States for helping the American people so much. No one knew the extent of surveillance in the US until Snowden leaked and Assange published. There were many details about the war in Iraq that would have been swept under the rug without wikileaks publishing information that was given to them. The actions our government are taking against the man are exactly what China would do to journalists.
It doesn't bode well for freedom of information in the western world. It's disturbing as all get out the so called progressives are the people that are the happiest about this.
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.