US Senate Intelligence Committee calls Julian Assange to testify

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The letter to Julian Assange states: "As you are aware, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is conducting a bipartisan inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections".

WikiLeaks published a letter from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday which asked Assange to make himself available to testify in person at a closed hearing as part of its investigation into whether Moscow meddled to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

His lawyer Jennifer Robinson has today confirmed Assange is "seriously considering" the the request but explained there would be caveats attached.

There was also no immediate confirmation from the Senate committee.

WikiLeaks has published a letter, apparently from the United States senate committee investigating Russian election interference, asking Julian Assange to give evidence. "We are seriously considering the offer but must ensure Mr Assange's protection is guaranteed".

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Posting the letter on Twitter, WikiLeaks said its legal team is "considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard". Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA).

Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, though some reports indicate he may be on his way out. Those allegations have since been dropped but Assange would be arrested by British police, should he leave the embassy, for breaching bail conditions.

Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Knightsbridge residence since 2012, over fears he will be extradited to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of leaked U.S. military and diplomatic documents.

She said Assange has been "wrongly accused of so many things," amid the investigation into the 2016 election interference in which Wikileaks reportedly played a role for distributing private emails from the Democratic National Committee that were reportedly hacked and sent to Assange's website.

The alleged interest comes amid an ongoing investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation to help him secure a victory.