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Ecuador’s new president might be ready to kick Julian Assange out of London embassy

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy for six years, but the country’s new president is ready to evict.

According to The Sunday Express, Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan is “said to be involved in a diplomatic effort” just weeks ahead of President Lenin Moreno’s visit.

Moreno has called Assange a “stone in the shoe” and an “inherited problem” for his administration. Former President Rafael Corra was the leader who granted Assange asylum when he fled accusations of sexual assault and rape in Sweden.

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The United States has threatened to block an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan to Ecuador if Assange isn’t kicked out, a source close to Assange claimed. The IMF already gave $364 million to the country after a $3 billion earthquake shook the country in 2016.

During the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump boasted that he “loved Wikileaks” for releasing the hacked emails of John Podesta and other hacked information. It is unclear if the U.S. will continue to make such threats under Trump’s leadership.

Assange has maintained that the moment he is released from the embassy he will be arrested by the U.K. and extradited to the U.S., where he will be prosecuted for publishing classified documents.

Friday, a grand jury handed down 12 new indictments of hackers involved in the 2016 election hack of branches of Democratic Party.

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Watch Anderson Cooper use the long-form of ‘BS’ while shutting down Rod Blagojevich on CNN

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MSNBC anchor Anderson Cooper was visibly angered by claims made by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich during a Friday evening CNN interview.

Blogojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for corruption while in office that included attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacancy created when Barack Obama was elected president. His sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump.

Cooper lectured Blogojevich for getting sued while governor over a backlog of 3,000 clemency cases.

The CNN anchor described it as "a little ironic and frankly a little sad and pathetic and hypocritical."

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Judge rules against Devin Nunes in $9.9 million lawsuit over the salacious Steele Dossier

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) suffered a legal setback after losing a major lawsuit he had filed.

"A federal judge has tossed out a racketeering lawsuit House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes filed last year against the private investigation firm at the heart of the Trump-Russia saga," Politico reported Friday evening.

"Alexandria, Virginia-based U.S. District Court Judge Liam O'Grady's two-page order made short work of Nunes' suit, which sought $9.9 million in damages from Fusion GPS, its founder Glenn Simpson and a nonprofit watchdog group, Campaign for Accountability," Politico explained. "The judge also signaled that pressing on with the legal battle could result in sanctions against Nunes and his attorney, Steven Biss."

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Devin Nunes is livid at report he helped Trump’s White House: ‘Who the hell is leaking this?’

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The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee is suing Washington, DC's hometown newspaper.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced that he was suing The Washington Post during a Friday appearance on Fox News.

“A senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments,” The Washington Post reported Thursday. “Trump learned about Pierson’s remarks from Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), the committee’s ranking Republican and a staunch Trump ally, said one person familiar with the matter.”

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