WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may soon be evicted from the London embassy that has sheltered him for the last six years.
Ecuador, which has played host to the political provocateur since 2012, and Britain are in high-level discussions over Assange’s fate, the Sunday Times of London reported.
New Ecuadorean president Lenin Moreno – who has called Assange a “stone in the shoe” – dismisses him as a problem he inherited from his predecessor.
The South American nation’s former president granted Assange political asylum shortly after the Australian was accused of sexual assault and rape in Sweden.
Assange claimed the charges were part of a U.S. plot to discredit him for WikiLeaks disclosures that embarrassed the Obama administration.
Bur Ecuador’s new government, which has cut off his Internet access and banned most visitors, isn’t buying the story.
Assange believes he will be extradited to the United States if he leaves the London embassy – a fear that may have been heightened by indictments filed Friday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
WikiLeaks published documents that the Russians allegedly hacked from the Democratic National Committee – including emails that revealed the party’s internal scheme to rein in the insurgent primary campaign of Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton.