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White House aide believes Trump had no advance knowledge of Assange arrest

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White House aide believes Trump had no advance knowledge of Assange arrest“Not to my knowledge,” Conway told NBC’s “Meet the Press” show, when asked if Trump knew ahead of time about Assange, who last Thursday was hauled out of the Ecuador’s embassy in London where he had taken refuge since 2012 to avoid extradition. U.S. prosecutors subsequently announced charges on Thursday and accused Assange of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of one of the largest compromises of classified information in U.S. history. The Justice Department said Assange was arrested under an extradition treaty between the United States and Britain.