Latest Julian Assange News

US government says Roger Stone 'undermined' Russia inquiry

Nov. 13, 2019 5:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican political operative Roger Stone undermined the effectiveness of the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by repeatedly and deliberately lying under oath to help Donald Trump’s presidential campaign avoid embarrassment, prosecutors...

Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to "debrief" him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary...

The Latest: Steve Bannon testifies in Roger Stone trial

Nov. 8, 2019 9:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Roger Stone trial (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Steve Bannon says Donald Trump's campaign viewed Roger Stone as an "access point" to WikiLeaks and tried to use him to get advanced word about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton. Bannon, Trump's former campaign CEO,...

Bannon says Stone was Trump campaign link to WikiLeaks

Nov. 8, 2019 5:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign viewed Roger Stone as an "access point" to WikiLeaks and tried to use him to get advanced word about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton, a former top presidential adviser testified Friday. In reluctant testimony, former campaign CEO Steve Bannon told a...

Ex-Roger Stone associate details breakdown in relationship

Nov. 7, 2019 7:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key witness in the trial of Roger Stone on Thursday described the breakdown in their unlikely relationship that culminated in special counsel Robert Mueller filing charges against Stone. Randy Credico's interactions with Stone are at the heart of the case against the longtime confidant...

Prosecutors: Stone lied because 'truth looked bad' for Trump

Nov. 6, 2019 5:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of Roger Stone told jurors Wednesday that the longtime Donald Trump confidant repeatedly lied to Congress "because the truth looked bad" for the president. The opening arguments in the case against Stone, a longtime Republican operative and provocateur, made clear...

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses bid to delay hearing

Oct. 21, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a U.K. court Monday to fight extradition to the United States on espionage charges, and he lost a bid to delay proceedings so that his legal team would have more time to prepare his case. Assange defiantly raised a fist to supporters who jammed the...

The Latest: Assange's legal team seeks delay to UK case

Oct. 21, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 10:55 a.m. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's legal team is seeking to delay his full extradition hearing which is now set for five days in February. Mark Summers says more time is needed to prepare Assange's defense against...

Spain: Court probes spying of Assange at Ecuadorean embassy

Oct. 9, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court said Wednesday it is investigating a Spanish security firm that worked for the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on suspicion that it spied on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for U.S. secret services during the seven years he spent in the embassy. The court said it is...

Security firm: Data breach exposes millions of Ecuadorians

Sep. 16, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Millions of Ecuadorians are at risk of identity theft because a security breach exposed a trove of data including names, phone numbers and birth dates, a cyber security firm said Monday. Researchers at vpnMentor said the problem stemmed from an unsecured server located in Miami that...