Hollywood actor Pamela Anderson appealed to Donald Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before leaving the White House. The actor who made an appearance on the ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ show said that Trump’s decision to grant pardon to Assange will be a “defining moment for the president.”
It is expected that Trump will be granting over 100 pardons and commutations before he exits his office. The demand to free Assange has been gaining momentum, but it looks like Assange’s name name is absent from Trump’s ‘pardon list.’
On the show, Pamela Anderson said that the whole world is now fighting for Julian Assange’s pardon. She furthur added that this is Trump’s opportunity to make the right decision and create and make a good impression on the world. “He would really gain a huge following and a huge sigh of relief and gratefulness from so many people on the planet,” said Anderson.
Tucker Carlson who was the show’s host said that Trump can truly make his country a good place to live in and “achieve a major victory for the principles that this country was founded on.” “The first one of those is freedom of the press, freedom of speech. It doesn’t matter. It’s still true and we should pardon Julian Assange,” added Carlson.
What has Julian Assange been Accused Of?
The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been out of the public eye ever since he was accused of breaching the national security and defence. He has been accused of committing 18 offences which involve the release of US military records which have the potential to put people’s lives to danger. The 49-year-old has spent the majority of his time in prison and the US is currently seeking his extradition from London.
“We will continue to seek Mr Assange’s extradition,” said a US Justice Department statement.
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