Julian Assange’s Attorney: I Have Evidence Trump Offered My Client A Pardon

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Attorney Jennifer Robinson said she would give evidence of the offer at Assange's extradition trial.

Radio National reporter Julia Holman tweeted Monday that Jennifer Robinson, the attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, said she would present evidence in his extradition trial that Assange was offered a pardon by the Trump administration if he agreed to say Russia had no involvement in leaking Democratic National Committee emails in 2016.

Yahoo News reported in February that former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) had confirmed in an “interview that during a three-hour meeting at the Ecuadorian Embassy in August 2017, he told Julian Assange he would get President Trump to give him a pardon if he turned over information proving the Russians had not been the source of internal Democratic National Committee emails published by WikiLeaks.”

[Then] White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham immediately denounced the claim about a pardon discussion with Assange as a “complete fabrication,” adding that the president “barely knows Dana Rohrabacher” and has “never spoken to him on this subject or almost any subject.”

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