And a counter balance from our friend @Gruber quoting the BBC Julian Assange, Houseguest From Hell

Kind of like the politics we see from the current Whitehouse … donโ€™t bother with policy, the principals, the main story … instead smear to sneer at the individual.

Why now? What is the backstory? Whoโ€™s putting in the pressure? What was Ecuador threatened with?

That all said … if all of the smears are true … I fully expect an insanity defence.