WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange is set to make an appeal to soon-to-be-President Donald Trump to pardon him.
Assange gained political asylum in the London embassy in 2012 amid fears he could be extradited to the United States to face charges over the release of classified documents surrounding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Jennifer Robinson, Assange’s lawyer, said that “it is important to remember that he has never been charged and has already been cleared once by the previous prosecutor.”
“During that time we have repeatedly called for the investigation to be closed on the grounds it violates the First Amendment, and places a chill on freedom of speech and reporting.
Through US counsel, we had reached out to the Obama administration, most recently just a few months ago, and we will continue to do so with future US administrations until the investigation is closed.”
Robinson also remarked that she hoped to open a dialogue with President Trump over the ongoing investigation to see that it be resolved in a quick manner.