WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seriously considering the request of the Committee on intelligence of the U.S. Senate to give testimony regarding Russian interference in the presidential election in 2016.
About this CNN said Assange’s lawyer Jennifer Robinson, reports UKRINFORM.
“Senators, who are investigating (relative to the Russian intervention in the elections – ed.) asked him personally to arrive at the agreed time and day. We are seriously considering the proposal, but Mr. Assange should be guaranteed safety,” she said.
As you know, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in the Embassy of Ecuador in London since June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he investigated the case and charged him of sexual harassment and rape.
Swedish prosecutors have closed the case last year, but Assange is still valid arrest warrant in the UK for non-payment of the Deposit in 2012.
The WikiLeaks founder fears that leaving the Embassy would be to threaten him with extradition to the US where he could face charges of illegally publishing secret military and diplomatic documents.