The Senate Intelligence Committee wants WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to appear before them to testify regarding Russian election interference as part of their ongoing investigation, according to a letter shared by WikiLeaks' verified Twitter account. The organization also pointed out that Warner was among 10 senators who demanded in June that Assange's asylum be revoked in violation of global law.
In the summer and fall of 2016, WikiLeaks published thousands of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee's servers and from Hillary Clinton senior aide John Podesta, which were pilfered by Russian intelligence.
In an exclusive interview with Colombian broadcaster NTN24, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno Moreno discussed the conditions in which he would ask WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
The US Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the WikiLeaks founder to give evidence on allegations Russian attempted the sway the election in favour of Donald Trump.
Rumors about the relationship between the Wikileaks founder and the former "Baywatch" star and Playboy model have been swirling for months and have drawn the attention of Federal Bureau of Investigation, which said it may want to interview Anderson about her time spent with Assange, The Sun reported.
Assange has also hinted that there is a link between the death of Seth Rich, the director of voter expansion data for the DNC, and the publication of the DNC emails. "There's a 27-year-old, works for the DNC, who was shot in the back-murdered-just two weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington".
Whether Assange knew that those behind Guccifer 2.0 were Russian agents is not addressed in the indictment.
If Assange is evicted from the embassy in London, he risks not only being arrested by UK authorities, but potentially being extradited to the United States.
The letter comes as reports indicate that the Ecuador government plans to expel Assange from the embassy, in which he has been confined since 2012.