WikiLeaks posts letter from Senate asking for Assange to testify

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WikiLeaks posted a letter from Sen. Richard Burr and Sen. Mark Warner.

The United States Senate Intelligence Committee has asked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to testify, the organization said on Wednesday morning.

WikiLeaks tweeted a picture of a letter signed by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) that asks him to testify as part of the committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“The committee requests that you make yourself available for a closed interview with bipartisan committee staff at a mutually agreeable time and location,” the letter reads.

The organization said its legal team is “considering” the request, but wants it to “conform to a high ethical standard.”

In May, an associate of Assange said he would speak with members of Congress as part of its Russia probe, according to the New York Daily News.

His associate, radio host Randy Credico, said Assange would speak with Congress if they traveled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

The WikiLeaks founder has been there since 2012.

During the 2016 election, WikiLeaks published numerous emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Earlier this summer twelve Russian intelligence officials were indicted as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe for allegedly hacking the DNC. It is widely believed Russian intelligence used WikiLeaks to help disseminate the stolen material.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).