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WikiLeaks posted a letter from Sen. Richard Burr and Sen. Mark Warner.
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.
BREAKING: US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor @JulianAssange to testify. Letter delivered via US embassy in London. WikiLeaks' legal team say they are "considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard". Also: https://t.co/pPf0GTjTlp pic.twitter.com/TrDKkCKVBx
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 8, 2018
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.
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).