WikiLeaks posts letter from Senate asking for Assange to testify

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   RUSSIA PROBE Julian Assange's lawyer said he is'seriously considering testifying

GETTY RUSSIA PROBE Julian Assange's lawyer said he is'seriously considering testifying

Richard Burr and Democrat Sen.

The letter to Julian Assange states: "As you are aware, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is conducting a bipartisan inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections".

The Senate intelligence committee sent a letter to the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, requesting that he appear to answer questions from lawmakers at a closed-door session.

Pamela Anderson's self-described "romantic connection" with Julian Assange, as reported by Fox News, suddenly spices up the long-running investigation of Wikileaks' connections to Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

The organization said its legal team is "considering" the request, but wants it to "conform to a high ethical standard".

Assange claims to have proof that Russian Federation was not involved in hacking the DNC and that he has information about it that has not yet been made public. The committee is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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     INVITATION The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has written to Assange
WIKILEAKS INVITATION The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has written to Assange

Assange's testimony could shed some light on the details surrounding the release of DNC internal emails, and perhaps whether the Trump campaign played a role.

On Wednesday, WikiLeaks said the Senate letter - dated August 1 - was delivered to Assange via the USA embassy in London, but the mission declined to comment when contacted by AFP.

Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers in July accusing them of hacking the DNC.

Rumors about the relationship between the Wikileaks founder and the former "Baywatch" star and Playboy model have been swirling for months and have drawn the attention of Federal Bureau of Investigation, which said it may want to interview Anderson about her time spent with Assange, The Sun reported.

Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, though some reports indicate he may be on his way out.

The Swedish investigation has since been dropped but Assange stayed in the embassy, as he still faces arrest by British police for skipping bail six years ago.

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