US Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday that the United States will bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to justice following his arrest by UK authorities in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
“The Justice Department is now seeking extradition and we’re going to bring Julian Assange to justice,” Pence told CNN in an interview.
According to the senior official, US President Donald Trump has not endorsed Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks despite previous remarks regarding the group.
“I think that the president always, as you and the media do, always welcomes information,” Pence told CNN. “But that was in no way an endorsement of an organization that we now understand was involved in disseminating classified information by the United States of America.”