WikiLeaks has bedeviled Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Beginning with the release of emails obtained from the Democrat National Committee, and then continuing by making public the contents of campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails, the online activist group has exposed the corruption and insider dealings helping to rig the election.

But just as the controversy was heating up, the group’s founder died.

WikiLeaks official Twitter account tweeted the news that Gavin MacFadyen, the Director of WikiLeaks, passed away.

The tweet was signed “JA”, meaning it came from Julian Assange personally.

Many were relieved at the public comment from Assange.

Many believed he was already dead when he dropped out of contact, although it was later revealed the U.S. government pressured the government of Ecuador to cut off his internet access at their embassy in London.

Suspicions also rose after WikiLeaks tweeted out a picture of heavily armed police outside the Ecuadorian embassy.

Were the global elites making a play to capture Assange and take him into custody?

Or was there something more sinister afoot?

Democratic strategist Bob Beckel had appeared on national television, calling for Assange to be killed.

And new documents show that as far back as 2010, Hillary Clinton advocated for his assassination.

Fortunately, Assange’s life was not in danger.

WikiLeaks confirmed his safety in a series of tweets.

Should Hillary Clinton win the election, the possibility for retribution against Assange is significant.

He could be extradited to face criminal charges.

In 2011, the Obama administration said a cyber attack would be the equivalent of a conventional act of war.

Would that standard apply to Assange and allow Hillary to claim the legal pretext to kill him?