There have been rumors for some time now that President Trump is considering pardoning Julian Assange. It has now been confirmed that Assange has formally requested a pardon. Tomorrow, James O'Keefe will release recordings of conversations between Assange and the Obama Department of State. O'Keefe claims this will shed new light on these matters:
Veritas has obtained never before heard audio recordings between the State Department & Julian Assange.— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) December 15, 2020
A fascinating look into the relationship between the US Government & @wikileaks.
We publish tomorrow, on the heels of Assange’s request of a Pardon from @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/zHsvClgWbF
I would welcome a pardon of Assange. Nothing he did is as wrong as what Deep State actors have done without consequences.
UPDATE 1: Here's the recording. It appears to show that Assange's relationship with the US Government was more complex than previously known. For example, Assange appears to demonstrate a concern for the safety of individuals who figure in released communications, as well as willingness to assist the US Government in locating official documents held by less scrupulous persons:
BREAKING: @Project_Veritas Obtains Recording Of Call Between @Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange & Lawyer In Hillary Clinton's State Dept.— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) December 16, 2020
Warns US Government Trouble Was Coming Their Way With Unredacted Release Of Classified Cables Stolen From Wikileaks pic.twitter.com/hx5u2fSzuC
One assumes that this type of information will work in his favor as regards a possible pardon.
UPDATE 2: h/T Andy S, here's a link to a much longer version--totaling about an hour and a quarter: