[NFA] A lawyer for Julian Assange told a London court on Friday that she was present when an ally of U.S. President Donald Trump offered to arrange a pardon for the WikiLeaks founder in return for information that would "benefit President Trump politically." Conway G.
A lawyer for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told a British court Friday that she witnessed an ally of President Trump offering to arrange a pardon for Assange in exchange for information that would "benefit President Trump politically." The witness account provided by Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, identified a 2017 meeting between the now former Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy where Assange had been holed up since 2012 to avoid extradition charges to Sweden on an alleged sex crime charge that has since been dropped.
According to Robinson's testimony, Rohrabacher and an assistant proposed that if Assange identified the source of the 2016 hacking of Democratic emails, President Trump was willing to offer "some form of pardon, assurance or agreement, which would both benefit President Trump politically and prevent U.S. indictment and extradition." Assange's legal team first made this claim earlier this year as it tries to fight extradition to the United States, where he is charged with conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law of the release of confidential cables by Wikileaks in 2010 and 2011.
The White House has called that assertion a "total lie." For his part, Rohrabacher in the past denied the claim that he was serving as Trump's emissary when he went to visit Assange.
Wikileaks is at the center of controversy still swirling around the 2016 race for the White House.
Stella Morris, the fiancee of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has spoken ofhis fight for “life, press freedom and truth” as he awaits a decision on hisextradition to the United States. Morris delivered the statement outside theOld Bailey at the conclusion of evidence in his case on Thursday.
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[NFA] A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump's bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb program was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday that could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump's presidency. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
On Friday, US stocks made gains as hopes for a peaceful transition to the Biden administration offset concerns about soaring COVID-19 cases. Business Insider reports S&P 500 closed at a record high. On Thursday Pres. Donald Trump said he'd hand over power when the Electoral College certifies President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. The US reported 125,082 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. That brought the seven-day average to 163,831, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Deaths topped 254,000, and hospitalizations jumped above 90,000. The stock market's "fear gauge" fell as low as 19.51 on Friday, dropping amid low trading volumes to its lowest level since the pandemic began.
Seth Rich was a Democratic National Committee staffer who was killed in July 2016, in Washington, D.C. Following his death, the Fox News Network and several of its personalities peddled a baseless conspiracy theory about the likely motivation for the homicide. According to Business Insider, Fox News said Rich may have been murdered in retribution for sharing internal DNC emails with Wikileaks.
German media group Bertelsmann has agreed to purchase publisher Simon & Schuster for $2.175 billion in cash from ViacomCBS, strengthening its presence in the United States. This report produced by Jonah Green.
[NFA] It's been 10 days since the race was called for Biden, and there has been no concession speech from Donald Trump. Still, the former vice president presses ahead with his transition to the White House. This report produced by Jonah Green.
President Donald Trump was narrowly leading Democratic rival Joe Biden in the vital battleground state of Florida on Tuesday, while other competitive swing states that will help decide the election outcome, such as Georgia, remained up in the air. Reuters polling editor Chris Kahn reports.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter says ‘shocking numbers of people’ plan to secretly vote for Donald Trump in the US presidential election – raising the possibility that opinion polls which put rival Joe Biden in the lead could be ‘spectacularly wrong’ as they were in 2016 when Hillary Clinton was projected to win. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
US President Donald Trump said that he will leave the White House if theElectoral College formalises President-Elect Joe Biden's victory - even as heinsisted such a decision would be a “mistake.” “Certainly I will. But you knowthat," Trump said Thursday during a testy exchange with a reporter.
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Nostalgia was in and jokes were out on Tuesday as US President Donald Trumpoffered a reprieve to two meaty turkeys at the traditional Thanksgiving turkeypardon ceremony at the White House. The National Turkey Federation presentedthe White House with two birds, Corn and Cob. Corn was declared the nationalThanksgiving turkey, though both will retire to a new home on the campus ofIowa State University. It is not the first time the typically light-heartedturkey pardon ceremony has taken place in a tense time for the nation.
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