US President Donald Trump has offered to pardon Julian Assange if he reveals who was behind the Democratic National Committee’s email hack. This is reported by Reuters with reference to the lawyer of the founder of WikiLeaks.
The cyber attack occurred during the 2016 election campaign. The Democrats accused “Russian hackers” of stealing information, but in reality there was never any real evidence of this. At the same time, the National Committee of the US Democratic Party during the investigation did not allow federal investigators to examine their email servers.
We will remind that hearings on Assange’s extradition to the United States have been held in London since early September. In 2010, after numerous publications, including about the US military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and about the conditions of detention of people in the American prison of Guantanamo, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, came to Sweden, where he planned to receive protection, but was soon accused of sex crimes … Then he hid for a long time at the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK, but after Assange was deprived of his asylum, he was arrested by the British police. If extradited to the United States, the journalist faces up to 175 years in prison.