Christine Assange, the mother of award-winning publisher Julian Assange, is calling for President Donald Trump to send a clear message to the swamp by preemptively pardoning her politically persecuted son.
Assange said on Monday that Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum and hand him over to the United States.
Speaking to the Gateway Pundit, Mrs. Assange made the case for why a preemptive pardon would be in line with the promises President Trump made during his campaign.
“President Trump was elected by the American people to ‘Drain the Swamp’ and ‘Make America Great Again,’” Mrs. Assange began. “The ‘Swamp’ is otherwise known as the Deep State — or as US President Dwight Eisenhower called it, ‘The Military Industrial Complex.’”
“In his farewell speech to the nation, Eisenhower warned the American people of its ‘dangerous and growing threat to democracy.’ My son, journalist Julian Assange, has in his courageous work as Editor in Chief of Wikileaks spent the last 12 years exposing the Deep State ‘Swamp’ which has now expanded its power and influence since the days of Eisenhower to include the intelligence agencies, Silicon Valley and much of the establishment media,” Mrs. Assange explained.
Mrs. Assange said that both President Trump and her son are considered to be outsiders who refuse to play the Deep State insider games — and share many of the same supporters who wish to reclaim democracy back from Deep State control.
“Both have been ruthlessly smeared and attacked by deep state players in the intelligence agencies, media and entertainment industry,” Mrs. Assange said of the president and her son. “I believe that if President Trump was to give Julian a preemptive pardon and save his life from the brutal political persecution and torture that he has endured for years at the hands of corrupt deep state ‘swamp’ elites, it would send a clear message to all that he is man of his word, a courageous leader who stands up for the American Constitution — a man worthy of the office of President.”
Assange has been at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over six years after being granted political asylum by the South American nation. However, his status at the embassy has been in jeopardy as Ecuador has come under increasing pressure from the US government.
In 2016, after 16 months of investigation, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) concluded that Julian Assange is the victim of arbitrary detention. Not only did the group, made up of lawyers and human rights professionals, release an opinion that Assange should be released, they reported that he should be compensated by the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom for “deprivation of liberty.”