Assange appeared via video linkfrom the Ecuadorian embassy in London as part of the ‘New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream international media’ forum in Moscow.He said: “Google is directly engaged with Hillary Clinton’s campaign” and claimed the technology giant used the US State Department ona quid pro quo” basis.
“Of course when she is in power… she is a problem for freedom of speech. We know what she is going to do. And she made the chart for the destruction of Libya, she was involved in the process of taking the Libyan armoury and sending it to Syria.”
Assange reiterated his claims that Clinton is a “war hawk” that “seemingly” wants to start wars.
“What we have with Clinton is someone who is a hawk but who has the tools of legal interventionism, a rhetorical cover to start wars, and someone who seemingly wants to start them… From WikiLeaks’ perspective Hillary Clinton is a problem in terms of war and peace.”
He also pointed out that former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is now heading the Pentagon innovation board.