Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder will begin a four-week extradition hearing in London today to determine whether he will he extradited to the U.S, where he faces trial for releasing classified documents. The case will start days after Assange’s lawyers alleged that President Donald Trump instructed a former congressman to offer their client a pardon if he “played ball” and said Russia had nothing to do with Democratic National Committee leaks during the 2016 election. Partner Nick Vamos says, “Assange’s legal team must show the political motivation behind his prosecution means either that the case is irredeemably tainted or that it’s impossible for him to get a fair trial in the U.S. It’s a very difficult argument to succeed on”.  Read more