Here's Why WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Is Dangerous for Trump - 2020-02-27
WASHINGTON — President Trump might really come to regret going after Julian Assange, once the renegade activist's lawyers get through trashing Trump and his minions in British court.
Lawyers for Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, aim to save their client from American prison by ripping Trump for politicizing the U.S. legal system, and arguing their client couldn't possibly hope for a fair trial under Trump if the U.K. grants America's extradition request. Unfortunately for Trump, he's given Assange's lawyers plenty of material to work with on that score.
"This is a political prosecution," one of Assange's lawyers, Jen Robinson, told reporters outside the courthouse as the hearings kicked off Monday. "This case is an abuse of process."