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Ecuador cuts Assange's internet; Wikileaks blames U.S. State Dept.

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>> WikiLeaks claiming the State Department is behind shutting down its founder Julian Assange's internet access at Ecuador's London embassy where Assange lives. After the release of Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches. But Reuters national security correspondent Mark Hosenball says there's a much more likely reason for the outage.>> He allegeded that he had heard from WikiLeaks, excuse me.
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But I take that to be a alleged that he'd heard from multiple sources that John Carry had pressured Ecuador into cutting off his internet access, but apparently the president of Ecuador Rafael Coria, who was the one who granted Julian Assange asylum from the law in the Ecuador and Embassy in London, that he apparently doesn't like Donald Trump, but he does like Hillary Clinton.
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He's in support of Hillary Clinton, so that may be a pretty good explanation of what happened here.>> Cutting Assange's internet hasn't slowed Wikileaks down, and the anti-secrecy group has vowed to leak more of the 40 to 50,000 emails hacked from the personal accounts of Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, from now until the end of the election.
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>> WikiLeaks itself, the website, doesn't seem to being crippled by this cut off. But amongst these 50,000 emails, there's just no killer email in there. There's a lot of stuff that is potentially embarrassing. There's a lot of stuff that's gossipy. There are lots of stuff that's embarrassing even to journalists.
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I mean there's an email in there from me, to John Podesta. The idea that WikiLeaks has some sort of smoking gun that would just knock Hillary's campaign to pieces appears to be false.>> The latest batch of emails which Reuters has not been able to independently verify, include campaign staff discussions about galvanizing Latino support and about how to handle media queries about Clinton's flip-flopping on gay marriage.