Vice President Mike Pence discussed the asylum status of Julian Assange during a meeting with Ecuador’s leader on Thursday, following pressure from Senate Democrats who have voiced concerns over the country’s protection of the WikiLeaks founder.
“The vice president raised the issue of Mr. Assange. It was a constructive conversation. They agreed to remain in close coordination on potential next steps going forward,” a White House official said in a statement.
Several Democratic senators penned a letter to Pence earlier this week asking him to raise the issue when he met with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno during his multi-country swing through Latin America. Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, when he sought to avoid extradition to Sweden for charges involving sexual assault.
Sweden has since dropped the charges, but an arrest warrant for Assange remains in place in Britain and he has also expressed concerns about being extradited to the U.S. over his publication of classified government documents.
“It is imperative that you raise U.S. concerns with President Moreno. WikiLeaks continues its efforts to undermine democratic processes globally,” Sen. Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote to Pence….
A court document filed by mistake has revealed that the Justice Department is preparing to criminally charge WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
In a slip unearthed by a former U.S. intelligence official and posted on Twitter, Assange’s name appears twice in an August court filing by a federal prosecutor in Virginia — an argument to keep sealed an unrelated case involving an accused child sex criminal.
The prosecutor wrote that the charges and arrest warrant “would need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested in connection with the charges in the criminal complaint and can therefore no longer evade or avoid arrest and extradition in this matter.”…
Seriously: Why is the DOJ indicting Julian Assange but not Hillary Clinton?
According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Justice Department is about to indict and prosecute Julian Assange, a journalist whose life has already been destroyed through his “imprisonment” in an Ecuadorian embassy for the last six years.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton, a traitorous political mafia boss who sold out America’s strategic uranium supply to enemies while collecting “speaking fee” bribes from international oligarchs, is apparently not being prosecuted by anyone at all.
What’s wrong with this picture?
If anyone should go free today, it’s Julian Assange. And if anyone should be indicted and prosecuted for serious crimes, it’s Hillary Clinton. Yet, as the WSJ reports:
U.S. prosecutors have discussed several types of charges they could potentially bring against Mr. Assange… The exact charges Justice Department might pursue remain unclear, but they may involve the Espionage Act, which criminalizes the disclosure of national defense-related information.
The difference between Julian Assange and Hillary Clinton …
If anyone should be indicted right now, it’s Hillary Clinton.
Lock her up. And pardon Julian Assange in exchange for him sharing everything he has on the Clintons and the DNC.
Read more at Clinton.news.