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Stella Assange. Credit: X/Stella Assange

April 12, 2024 (EIRNS)—CBS News asked Stella Assange about President Joe Biden’s offhand comment April 10, that his administration is “considering” dropping charges against her husband, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Biden was making a response outside the White House to a reporter’s question about the Australian parliamentary vote for a resolution which asks the United States to drop charges; Biden said only, “We’re considering it.”

“It looks like things could be moving in the right direction,” Stella Assange told BBC April 11. “Really, Joe Biden should have dropped it from day one.”

A month ago, on March 4, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz opposed Assange’s extradition to the United States, agreeing with one aspect of Assange’s defense. Scholz said, “I’m of the opinion that it would be good if the British courts granted him the necessary protection, since he must indeed face persecution in the U.S. given the fact that he gave away American state secrets.”