Agree, remembering the timeline here. He had been pursued by Obama and Hillary and in residence at the Equadorian consulate since 2012. In 2016 he embarked on a vengeful mission to influence an election. That’s not unusual (murdoch) however if Rupert ever teamed up with Russia , Iran, Nth Korea or China to release dirt on a candidate all hell would break loose. https://www.afr.com/world/europe/julian-assange-takes-revenge-on-the-us-democrats-20161031-gseml9 Julian Assange takes revenge on the US Democrats Jonathan Freedland Nov 1, 2016 – 11.00pm After weeks of near-daily WikiLeaks releases of embarrassing emails plundered from the inbox of Hillary Clinton's aides, her campaign team, and the wider Democratic Party, Julian Assange's hosts at the Ecuadorian embassy in London have taken the ultimate step: like parents of a teenage child, driven so mad by their kid's late night Snapchat habit that they finally turn off the Wi-Fi, the Ecuadorians have shut off the internet to prevent their incorrigible long-term guest from doing any more leaking.