Tuesday, Julian Assange went public with his request that President Donald Trump support him as an ambassador from Australia to the United States.
Dear @DonaldJTrumpJr our offer of being ambassador to the US still stands. I could open a hotel style embassy in DC with luxury immunity suites for whistleblowers. The public will get a turbo-charged flow of intel about the latest CIA plots to undermine democracy. DM me.#vault8
— Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) November 14, 2017
The move comes after correspondence was released that showed Wikileaks and Donald Trump Jr. conversing during the 2016 election. It was revealed that Wikileaks first pitched Assange as an ambassador as part of their cooperation and alleged coordination with the Trump campaign.
While Trump Jr. has defended himself by saying that it was only a few direct messages the two accounts exchanged, a closer examination of both Trump Jr. and Trump’s Twitter accounts show links were tweeted out after Wikileaks sent them to Trump Jr.
“‘I only responded to a couple messages,’” quoted CNN’s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. “It’s not a defense to bank robbery that you only robbed a couple of banks. You don’t have to commit multiple crimes to be guilty of a crime.”