US President Donald Trump has pardoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for revealing who is behind the Democratic Party hack in 2016, just before the presidential election.
At least an Assange lawyer reports this to the court in London.
Lawyer Jennifer Robinson writes to the judge that the American former politician Dana Rohrabacher and Trump adviser Charles Johnson proposed Assange during a meeting. Congressman Rohrabacher proposed that Mr.
Assange identifies the source of the 2016 election publications in exchange for some form of pardon, she said in a statement.
The 49-year-old Assange has been on trial in London this week over his possible extradition to the United States.
There, the prosecution is prosecuting him, among other things, for publishing confidential material about the war in Afghanistan and Iraq via his ‘whistleblower website’.
During the 2016 US election campaign, WikiLeaks published emails from the Democratic Party stolen by hackers. These were detrimental to candidate Hillary Clinton, who later lost the election to Donald Trump.