A source who met Assange inside the Ecuadorean Embassy said that the WikiLeaks founder believes that among the subjects upon which he suspects an American indictment would be based would be WikiLeaks' publication in March 2017 of a trove of hacking tools developed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which WikiLeaks called "Vault 7".
Former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been jailed for refusing to testify before an investigation into Wikileaks. A Virginia judge ordered her taken into custody until the grand jury's work is finished or she decides to testify. Manning said she shared everything she knows during her court-martial. Manning was found guilty in 2013 of charges including espionage for leaking secret military files to Wikileaks, but her sentence was commuted. Manning told US District Judge Claude Hilton that she would "accept whatever you bring upon me", but would not testify, the Associated Press reported.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fired back Monday at the U.S. intelligence community for its report stating the anti-secrecy website was used by the Russian government to distribute hacked information from Democratic figures during the run-up to the presidential election. Assange, speaking during an audio-only Periscope Q&A session, said the source of his information was not a member "of any government" or "state parties" and did not "come from the Russian government." The WikiLeaks editor-in-chief blasted Friday's declassified intelligence report on "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections" as being inadequate and misleading. "It was not an intelligence report," Assange said. "It does not have the structure of an intelligence report.