Wikileaks has recently been publishing leaked email archives from John Podesta, who happens to be the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, and the organization is now claiming that its founder Julian Assange is not being allowed to access the internet by “a state party.” The organization hasn’t confirmed what state is behind this claimed ban but does mention in a tweet that it ahs “activated the appropriate contingency plans.”
Over the past couple of weeks, Wikileaks has gradually been releasing countless emails from Podesta, a move that didn’t sit very well with the Clinton campaign that actually termed the organization as a “propaganda arm of the Russian government” in one of its statements.
Julian Assange has been limited to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 when he was granted asylum there. He hasn’t been able to set foot outside of the embassy premises as he would potentially be arrested to face the multitude of cases against him.
At this point in time, it’s not immediately clear what these contingency plans are, but it’s possible that they have something to do with releasing confidential information that Wikileaks has with trusted news outlets. Whether or not that’s the truth remains to be seen, we’ll come to know for sure if additional documents are leaked through other sources in the coming days.
Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 17, 2016