The White House will only pardon Julian Assange if it publicly states that Russia did not violate the Democratic National Commission's servers, according to a WikiLeaks lawyer.
The bomber struck Wednesday in a Westminster court in a bid by Julian Assange to block his extradition from the United Kingdom to the United States, where he faces charges of conspiracy and computer hacking. Assange appeared in central London court via video from prison.
According to numerous reports from Assange's lawyers, his legal team was prepared to present evidence and testimony that former Republican adviser Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) visited Assange in 2017 in embassy of Ecuador in the British capital. The purpose of the visit was to propose to Assange to deny that Russia is involved in obtaining e-mails from the DNC (Democratic National Committee) servers and that the Trump administration will "give him a favor or find another way out." In the criminal prosecutions that exist for his person in America.
Of course the White House press office, through Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, denied that anything was offered to Assange:
The president just knows Dana Rohrabacher in addition to her ex-husband. She never talked to him about it or almost anything. It is a complete construction and lies. This is probably another endless prank by DNC.
The allegations include Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, who have so far refused to link the publication of the DNC's stolen emails to the Russian government or its agents, according to US intelligence. Both Assange himself and WikiLeaks supporters attacked journalists who claimed this.
The suspicion that Kremlin hackers hacked the 2016 DNC, and sent the data to Assange, who published it, has been around for a long time. The emails allegedly were published to turn public opinion against the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and allow Trump to claim a more certain victory in the presidential election.
Subsequent checks concluded that Russia had indeed breached DNC servers to assist Trump, but investigators never reported that campaign officials were aware of this assistance from Russia.
But if Assange's defense claims are true, they will seriously undermine the presidency. Trump after proving that his government officials are still trying to protect Russia and cover up Putin's actions even after the election.
If extradited to the United States, Assange will have to stand trial on 18 counts that would give him at least one life sentence.