Assange Reportedly Offered to Meet Adam Schiff, Congressman Refuses ‘Unless He is in US Custody’
In yet another example of how Rep. Adam Schiff does not actually want to know the truth about how WikiLeaks obtained leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee, the Congressman has denied an invitation to meet with Julian Assange — unless he is in US custody.
Appearing on MSNBC on Friday, Randy Credico, a personal friend of Assange, announced that he had met with Schiff on Wednesday to extend the offer for a meeting.
“I had gone there with a mandate from Assange for Mr. Schiff to go over there and interview him,” Credico said. “I got the okay from Assange for him to do that.”
Credico asserted that Assange had sent him on a “secret mission” to invite Schiff so that he could clear everything up.
“If he wants to go over there… he’s waiting for him,” Credico said of Assange.
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) May 25, 2018
However, in a response to Credico’s announcement, Schiff’s office sent Ari Melber a cowardly statement declaring that “our committee would be willing to interview Julian Assange when he is in US custody, not before.”
Rep. Schiff’s office just gave us this response:
“Our committee would be willing to interview Julian Assange when he is in U.S. custody, not before.” https://t.co/Ho0LkqtN7N
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) May 25, 2018
Assange has now been without phone, internet or visitors other than his lawyers for nearly two months. This is reportedly due to pressure from the US government to drive him out of the embassy where he has political asylum.