In the lefty press this week, I've seen a lot of gnashing of teeth around Equador's decision to no longer keep Julian Assange in asylum. Supposedly, this is a great threat to the freedom of the press -- a travesty of justice were Assange to be eventually extradited to the US.
This might have been true once upon a time. After all, Anonymous saved the 2008 election by preventing Karl Rove from stealing the presidential election from the rotten electoral system of Ohio. And Assange has done a whole host of good things for internet freedom, including assisting Edward Snowden.
But times change. Perhaps Assange's extended time in that room in London made him too squirrely. The last thing Assange was famous for was being Vladimir Putin and Trump's finger puppet by editing and releasing Hillary Clinton's email server contents. And let's not forget that Assange has never been cleared of those rape charges in Sweden.
Fact of the matter is, the White House may not even want Assange on US territory. He might provide valuable testimony to Robert Mueller on all the events surrounding Roger Stone, Guccifer 2.0, etc. That could be very inconvenient to President Cheeto.
We will have to see what happens next.