US Senate Calls On Julian Assange To Testify in Russia Investigation

Julian Assange has been asked to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee as part of their Russia investigation, according to a letter posted by the official WikiLeaks Twitter account. The letter, delivered to Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, reads in part: “As part of the inquiry, the Committee requests that you make yourself available for a closed interview with bipartisan Committee staff at a mutually agreeable time and location.”

BREAKING: US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor @JulianAssange to testify. Letter delivered via US embassy in London. WikiLeaks' legal team say they are "considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard". Also:

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 8, 2018

Wikileaks’ says their legal team is “considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard,” after which the whistleblower organization added a tweet linking to a list of 10 Democratic Senators who demanded in late June that Assange’s asylum be revoked in violation of international law:

Of note:

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 8, 2018

Assange has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 for jumping UK bail on a Swedish arrest warrant, which Sweden long ago dropped. That said, the WikiLeaks founder is still struggling with legal issues in the UK.

Earlier this year, a UK court declined to reverse his arrest warrant for violating his bail terms when he initially took refuge at the embassy. Wikileaks has released thousands of diplomatic cables belonging to the US, and US officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have said Assange’s arrest is a “priority.”

Top Photo | Wikileaks founder Julian Assange appears via teleconference at the Digital Culture Forum, organized by Argentina’s Ministry of Culture, October 15, 2015. Romina Santarelli | Flickr

Source | ZeroHedge

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