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According to a tweet from Wikileaks‘ official Twitter account, their founder Julian Assange will agree to extradition if President Obama grants whistleblower Chelsea Manning clemency.
“If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case,” read the tweet.
If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case https://t.co/MZU30SlfGK
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 12, 2017
Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations, reports Yahoo.
Assange has feared that Sweden would extradite him to the United States because he angered D.C. when his company published thousands of US military and diplomatic documents.
Documents which were leaked by former US Army Private, Chelsea Manning, who is now serving 35 years in solitary confinement for having leaked the 700,000 sensitive documents from the US State Department, reports Yahoo.
Yahoo stated that though no charges have been filed by the US Government against Assange, Washington has maintained the threat of prosecution.
Accompanying the tweet about the possible trade off was a letter to US Attorney General Loretta Lynch from Assange’s attorney Barry Pollack, which argued that there us no legitimate basis to continue the investigation into Assange.