Julian Assange Claims Trump Offered a Pardon for Help Covering Up Russia's 2016 Hacking - 2020-02-19

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F0.png Julian Assange Claims Trump Offered a Pardon for Help Covering Up Russia's 2016 Hacking February 19, 2020, Greg Walters, Vice News

President Trump offered up a presidential pardon to Julian Assange if the jailed radical activist would deny that Russia hacked emails from Democrats before the 2016 election, Assange's lawyer claimed in British court.

Assange, the founder of the notorious ultra-transparency outfit WikiLeaks, is now in London court battling extradition to the United States for alleged crimes unrelated to the group's role in the 2016 election, when it released damaging emails stolen from Democrats by Russian spies.

Assange's attorney Edward Fitzgerald said former U.S. Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a man with his own legendary affinity for Russian President Vladimir Putin, delivered the message to Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in August 2017.

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