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WikiLeaks: Senate Intelligence Committee wants to interview Julian Assange

August 8, 2018

According to a WikiLeaks tweet shared on Wednesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee requested founder Julian Assange agree to be interviewed as part of its 2016 election interference investigation.

The screenshot of the letter specified that Mr. Assange would meet with the committee in a closed interview “at a mutually agreeable time and location.”

According to the social media post, WikiLeaks’ legal counsel said they are “considering the offer but the conditions must conform to a high ethical standard.”

BREAKING: US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor @JulianAssange to testify. Letter delivered via US embassy in London. WikiLeaks’ legal team say they are “considering the offer but the conditions must conform to a high ethical standard”. Also: https://t.co/pPf0GTjTlp pic.twitter.com/gQIUstbGbq WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 8, 2018

During the 2016 election, WikiLeaks released hundreds of emails from hacked from the Democratic National Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s personal account.

On the eve of the election, Mr. Assange defended his decision to publish the private hacked correspondence, writing “Publishing is what we do. To withhold the publication of such information until after the election would have been to favour one of the candidates above the public’s right to know.”

Mr. Assange currently has asylum at London’s Ecuadorian Embassy and is wanted by authorities in Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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