Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno gives a press conference with the foreign media corp in Quito, Ecuador, July 5, 2018. Dolores Ochoa | AP
War on Wikileaks

US Suddenly Buys More Ecuadorian Oil: Is Trump Also Buying Assange’s Arrest?

Over the last two weeks, the U.S. has imported a record amount of Ecuadorian oil, leading to speculation that a deal or pay-off may have been made to ensure Moreno’s cooperation with Washington’s long-standing efforts to have Assange arrested and extradited.