Trump is elected as president and “the Trump Effect” is changing so many things so quickly and so dramatically! Even and for Assange, after six years he is on the road to win his freedom back! Lawyers for WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange are set to launch an appeal to US President-elect Donald Trump to end criminal investigations over the release of classified documents.
Lawyers for WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange are set to launch an appeal to US President-elect Donald Trump to stop criminal investigations over the release of classified documents.
Assange, who is currently seeking asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, is wanted by American authorities after releasing classified documents surrounding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan provided by former US soldier Bradley Manning.
Swedish authorities also want him over allegations of sexual assault and were quizzed by prosecutors inside the embassy last week.
Lawyer Jennifer Robinson, who is representing Assange, said that “it is important to remember that he has never been charged and has already been cleared once by the previous prosecutor.”
“Through US counsel, we had reached out to the Obama administration, most recently just a few months ago, and we will continue to do so with future US administrations until the investigation is closed,” she continued.
WikiLeaks had a significant role during the presidential election after the organization released thousands of leaked emails from Clinton campaign chief John Podesta and from within the Democratic National Committee.
Some of the most explosive revelations from the leaked emails included evidence that DNC Chair Donna Brazile had leaked debate questions to Hillary Clinton, a private speech where Hillary Clinton had described her dream of a world with “open borders,” as well as describing the importance of having a “personal and private persona.”
Already there are so many petitions around asking for Donald Trump to help Assange wins his freedom back! Well maybe Donald Trump victory forced Sweden to finally listen to Assange lawyer and his constant appeals, but it is finally happening Assange is on the road to win his freedom back!