Mr Assange, who founded WikiLeaks, has been holed up in the London-based embassy since 2012 after claiming asylum from the Ecuadorian government. The group’s editor-in-chief believes Mr Assange’s “eviction” from the embassy could happen at any time and earlier today claimed the Australian had been the subject of an elaborate spy operation for Donald Trump. Kristinn Hrafnsson said: “Wikileaks has uncovered an extensive spying operation against Julian Assange within the Ecuadorean embassy.
“We know that there was a request to hand over visitor’s logs from the embassy and video recordings from within the security cameras in the embassy.”
Mr Hrafnsson added that he assumed the information had been handed over to the administration of US President Donald Trump.
However, the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief did not immediately give evidence for his claims.
And it has now emerged the group has no evidence of the alleged US spying operation.
Channel 4’s Alex Thomson tweeted: “After repeated pressing, WikiLeaks told me – no – they do not have any evidence of US involvement in the allegations of espionage inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.”
The WikiLeaks’ announcement comes after former Ecuadorian leader Rafael Correa warned Mr Assange could soon be evicted from the embassy in London.
He told Euronews: “I think they haven’t done it yet because it would be a worldwide scandal.
“If they could do it, they would expel him out today.
“It is a matter of days unless something extraordinary happens unless the international pressure is so strong that they are cowed. But I doubt it.”
Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation.
That probe was later dropped but WikiLeaks fears the US wants to prosecute him.
WikiLeaks sparked outrage from Washington after the group, led by Mr Assange, published hundreds of thousands of secret US diplomatic cables that laid bare often highly critical appraisals of world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of the Saudi royal family.
Mr Assange made international headlines in early 2010 when WikiLeaks published a classified US military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters that killed a dozen people in Baghdad.
Later that year, the group released over 90,000 secret documents detailing the US-led military campaign in Afghanistan.
This was then followed by an additional 400,000 internal US military reports detailing operations in Iraq.
More than 250,000 classified cables from US embassies followed, then almost three million dating back to 1973.