White House: Trump was not Aware of Assange’s Arrest

White House adviser Kellian Conway said she did not believe President Donald Trump had known beforehand that British police would arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and bring charges against him.


Asked if Trump had previously known issue, Conway told NBC “I do not know”. On Thursday, the police pulled out Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he had taken refuge since 2012 to avoid extradition.

Conway said she believed Trump did not know what would happen to Assange but added that, based on her many discussions on the issue, he opposed the publication of such classified information.

“The president believes that those who publish classified information should not do so.

“So anyone who publishes classified information, in our view, must think twice before doing so because he puts people at risk.”

Trump told reporters on Friday he had no opinion on the accusations against Assange. “I have no knowledge of WikiLeaks.

The investigation, to some extent, resulted from WikiLeaks’ publication in 2010 of US military reports on the war in Afghanistan and Iraq and US diplomatic contacts that were revealed to embarrass the United States and strain relations with allies.

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White House adviser Kellian Conway said she did not believe President Donald Trump had known beforehand that British police would arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and bring charges against him.

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