Last night we reported on the “dead man’s” key that had been released by WikiLeaks, which is supposed to be used in an emergency to unlock previously encrypted messages.
The release of these “dead man’s” keys gave rise to the widespread fear that Assange was in very serious trouble and the rumor mill was kicked into overdrive with the report that Assange may possibly be dead.
Then this Twitter video was posted around 10 PM EST, indicating that Assange was “alive and well.”
UK Ecuadorian Embassy Security Office confirmed @WikiLeaks founder Julian #Assange is alive & well! .@TRUNEWS Excited for upcoming drops! pic.twitter.com/tnBxNEP9R4
— Edward Szall (@realEdwardSzall) October 17, 2016
Two hours later WikiLeaks reported that “Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party,” setting the rumor mill whirring anew.
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
For those who believe that Assange is out of the woods and safe and sound, check these tweets from Trump insider and political strategist Roger Stone.
In my opinion Assange should be snuck (or “sneaked” for you grammar cops) out of the embassy and taken to a safer refuge, like a church, or if possible, secretly flown to Russia.
I hope the Ecuadorians show a spine and resist all efforts to take Assange. No matter what happens to him the leaks will get out.