Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (center) talks with National Security Agency and Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael Rogers prior to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Police officers are surrounded by media as they stand outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Monday, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was set to be questioned over a rape allegation against him. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ecuador has been hosting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in its embassy in London for more than four years. Ecuador acknowledged Tuesday it has limited his Internet access because of the website's release of stolen emails that have affected the U.S. presidential campaign DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange participates via video link at a news conference in October marking the 10th anniversary of the group. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, pictured in February on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has lived for four years to avoid extradition to Sweden. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Julian Assange Sees 'Incredible Double Standard' In Clinton Email Case

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Feb. 5. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Julian Assange Says Lengthy Embassy Stay Has Sharpened His Perspective On The World

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Journalists work outside the Ecuadorian Embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up since 2012. A U.N. panel says he deserves compensation for being arbitrarily detained. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reads a statement from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in central London in 2012. Assange took refuge at the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations of sex crimes, which he denies. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, seen here in a teleconference last month, has been under a constant police guard outside Ecuador's London embassy since June of 2012. Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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