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Ecuador admits Assange internet restrictions

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>> Home sweet home for over four years, but is Julian Assange's welcome going cold? Ecuador admitting it did restrict Internet access for the Wikileaks founder at its London embassy following the release of hacked material linked to US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. That included transcripts of paid speeches Clinton gave to investment bank Goldman Sachs, sparking speculation the move was response to pressure from the US.
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But Reuters national security correspondent, Mark Hosenball, isn't convinced, believing the state department's denial.>> While you can't always trust the US government to tell the truth. I think they certainly probably have at least a somewhat better record on this particular issue and on many other issues than Julian Assange does.
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Who a lot of times says things that don't check out.
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>> Despite the restrictions, the leaks are unlikely to stop here. WikiLeaks activating what it calls contingency plans. It's believed they have up to 50,000 emails from the personal account of Clinton campaign chairman, John Podesta. Including campaign staff discussions about how to handle media queries regarding Clinton's flip flopping on gay marriage, but so far, no knockout blow.
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>> There's a lot of stuff that is potentially embarrassing. There's a lot of stuff that's gossipy. There's a lot of stuff that's embarrassing even to journalists. I mean, there's an email in there from me to John Podesta. But it's not a smoking gun.>> The source of the emails is still unknown, Assange only denying any connection with Russian hackers.