Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ founder, has been exiled in Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012. He has feared extradition to the US where charges for espionage expect him. Last week, two leaks appeared that affect directly the current US election: Trump’s videotape where he uses lewd language against women and a new batch of Hillary Clinton emails and speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs executives. Trump’s supporters accuse democrat-leaning media networks of performing a hit job by purposely withholding and releasing the tape so close to election. On the other hand, democrat officers like Joe Biden have accused Russian intelligence to be the master minds behind the new batch of leak emails to damage Clinton. Even when Assange claims not to know the source of the leaked material, he has expressed his dislike of Clinton in the past. Trump has repeatedly expressed his favor towards Assange. In an effort to separate themselves from any US election interference, Ecuador cut the internet to Assange in the Embassy. Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, endorses Clinton but it has also said in the past that a Trump government would be good for the Latin American left because trump’s affinity with Putin would bolster leftist parties. Being so close to the US election, everyone is playing out their cards. Is Ecuador simply keeping out of the US election process or already sending a nod to likely future President Clinton? Is Assange working for Trump’s victory as a way to end his exile? Are the Russians really interfering with the candidates campaigns?

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