Assange Lawyer: Trump Offered Pardon in Exchange for Denying Russian Hack of DNC

Assange Lawyer: Trump Offered Pardon in Exchange for Denying Russian Hack of DNC

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s lawyer told a court that U.S. President Donald Trump had offered the WikiLeaks founder a presidential pardon if he agreed to publicly state that Russia was not behind the leak of Democratic Party emails ahead of the 2016 election.
U.S. President Donald Trump would pardon Assange if he agreed that Russia was not involved in the 2016 Democratic National Committee (DNC) email leak, Assange’s lawyer told a court Wednesday. At a preliminary hearing before the Westminster magistrate’s court, Assange’s lawyer in his preliminary hearing, Edward Fitzgerald, referred to a statement by another Assange attorney, who said former Republican Congresswoman Dana Rohrabacher had visited Assange in 2017 in the was Ecuadorian embassy.

The statement said that the president had sent Rohrabacher to “offer an apology or some other way out in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election if Mr. Assange … said Russia had nothing to do with the DNC leaks.”

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