So many people (and companies) have now been unfairly libeled by the wikileaks troll machine, we are being advised not to comment,” an unsigned email from the company to a Mc Clatchy reporter said Thursday morning. Under Todd Hammond’s name, the report alleged that Assange’s Swedish lawyer had reached out in June to offer Assange’s services on a campaign against rape in exchange for an undisclosed amount of bitcoin. Then came the bombshell: It said the company had ended ties with Assange following “pedophile crimes” he had committed in the Bahamas in late September.Washington singles are driven, ambitious, savvy people who thrive on the bold blend of iconic history and pioneering power-moves that energize the nation's capital.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.Mc Clatchy's Washington-based journalists are part of the wider Mc Clatchy network of news professionals who work in 14 states and 29 communities. [Read the latest update on this story.] [RELATED: Snowden not counting on getting a pardon from Obama] Whoever is behind the dating site has marshaled significant resources to target Assange, enough to gain entry into a United Nations body, operate in countries in Europe, North America and the Caribbean, conduct surveillance on Assange’s lawyer in London, obtain the fax number of Canada’s prime minister and seek to prod a police inquiry in the Bahamas. One part of toddandclare’s two-pronged campaign put a megaphone to unproven charges that Assange made contact with a young Canadian girl in the Bahamas through the internet with the intention of molesting her.
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