[NFA] A lawyer for Julian Assange told a London court on Friday that she was present when an ally of U.S. President Donald Trump offered to arrange a pardon for the WikiLeaks founder in return for information that would "benefit President Trump politically." Conway G.
A lawyer for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told a British court Friday that she witnessed an ally of President Trump offering to arrange a pardon for Assange in exchange for information that would "benefit President Trump politically." The witness account provided by Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, identified a 2017 meeting between the now former Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy where Assange had been holed up since 2012 to avoid extradition charges to Sweden on an alleged sex crime charge that has since been dropped.
According to Robinson's testimony, Rohrabacher and an assistant proposed that if Assange identified the source of the 2016 hacking of Democratic emails, President Trump was willing to offer "some form of pardon, assurance or agreement, which would both benefit President Trump politically and prevent U.S. indictment and extradition." Assange's legal team first made this claim earlier this year as it tries to fight extradition to the United States, where he is charged with conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law of the release of confidential cables by Wikileaks in 2010 and 2011.
The White House has called that assertion a "total lie." For his part, Rohrabacher in the past denied the claim that he was serving as Trump's emissary when he went to visit Assange.
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Stella Morris, the fiancee of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has spoken ofhis fight for “life, press freedom and truth” as he awaits a decision on hisextradition to the United States. Morris delivered the statement outside theOld Bailey at the conclusion of evidence in his case on Thursday.
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Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has staged a silent protest against theextradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange’s case has attractedthe support of high-profile figures including fashion designer Dame VivienneWestwood, actress Pamela Anderson, and rapper MIA, who have spoken out invarious forms for the Free Assange campaign.
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A lawyer said Friday that in 2017, she witnessed a former GOP congressman dangle a pardon from President Donald Trump before her client, Julian Assange. Jennifer Robinson's testimony was part of Assange's ongoing UK extradition trial. She said the congressman was then US Representative Dana Rohrabacher. Robinson explained that the pardon was in exchange for identifying the source of the leaked DNC documents distributed by WikiLeaks during the 2016 election.
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[NFA] The White House on Thursday released raw footage from an interview that U.S. President Donald Trump did with "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, breaking an agreement to keep material from the highly-anticipated clash private until an edited version could air this weekend. This report produced by Chris Dignam.