U.S. President Donald Trump has offered a pardon to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he provides information about the hacking of emails from the Democratic Party National Committee. About it on Friday, September 18, informs Reuters referring to the statement of lawyer Jennifer Robinson Assange.
She told of a meeting between Republican congressman Dana Rohrabaker and Trump Charles Johnson’s election campaign, during which the proposal was made.
“The proposal made by Congressman Robacker was for Mr. Assange to reveal the source of publications on the 2016 election in exchange for some form of pardon,” Robinson quotes the agency.
Last year, Washington charged the founder of WikiLeaks on 18 counts, including violating the law on espionage and conspiracy to hack into a government computer in 2016. Assanjo faces 175 years in prison.
Assange is currently in London prison, where he was taken after being extradited to the British authorities by the Ecuadorian embassy.