WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reportedly received deliveries of documents related to the interference in the 2016 US Presidential election, while staying in the Ecuadorian Embassy, released CNN.
CNN obtained exclusive documents allegedly proving that Assange received the hacked files that helped him “orchestrate a series of damaging disclosures tht rocked the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States.”
Summer 2016: The releases begin
- JUNE 14, 2016
Democratic National Committee announces it’s been hacked and blames Russia.
- JUNE 19, 2016
Assange asks the Ecuadorian embassy to beef up his Internet connection.
Embassy staff give Assange technical support “for data transmission,” according to the surveillance reports, and help install new equipment.
- JULY 6, 2016
WikiLeaks asks Russian hackers for materials about Clinton “because the (Democratic National Convention) is approaching and she will solidify bernie (Sanders) supporters behind her after.”
- JULY 14, 2016
Russian hackers send encrypted files to WikiLeaks, titled “big archive.”
Assange meets for hours with German hackers Andrew Müller-Maguhn and Bernd Fix.
- JULY 18, 2016
Republican National Convention kicks off in Cleveland.
At the embassy, an Ecuadorian security guard abandons his post to receive a package outside the embassy from a man in disguise.
WikiLeaks tells the Russian hackers they got the files.
- JULY 22, 2016
WikiLeaks releases more than 20,000 internal files from the Democratic National Committee.
Fall 2016: Chaos at the embassy
- SEPTEMBER 15, 2016Russian hackers reach out to WikiLeaks with questions about how to submit more materials.
They said, “I’ve got something that might interest you. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.”
- SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Russian hackers send encrypted message to WikiLeaks with subject line, “submission.”
- OCTOBER 7, 2016
WikiLeaks begins releasing 50,000 hacked emails belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. (They released batches of new messages nearly every day until the election.)
The US government publicly blames Russia for hacking the DNC and meddling in the election.
- WITHIN DAYSThe US warns Ecuador: Stop Assange or face the consequences.
- OCTOBER 15, 2016
The embassy cuts off Assange’s access to the Internet and telephone service.
- OCTOBER 18, 2016
Assange gets into a heated argument with the Ecuadorian ambassador, who later bans any non-diplomatic visitors to the embassy.Within an hour, the ambassador lifts the ban.
Two WikiLeaks personnel show up at the embassy and remove computer equipment and about 100 hard drives.
According to the report, Assange managed a part of the releases “directly from the embassy.” CNN also linked the WikiLeaks founder to Russian intelligence agencies, despite Assange constantly claiming that the files posted on WikiLeaks had come not from the Russian government.
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