WikiLeaks founder looking into filling in for Hannity on his conservative talkshow from inside Ecuadorian embassy
Julian Assange has indicated he may guest host a US radio show from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
The WikiLeaks founder said he was looking into filling in for Sean Hannity after the presenter offered him a one-off chance to host his conservative talkshow.
But Assange said the plan was complicated by his being inside the central London embassy, which he has not left for nearly five years. My physical circumstances means that nothing is easy, he told the US broadcaster CNN.
The opportunity arose after he tweeted that several US networks had suggested he start weekly broadcasts from within the embassy.
The Sean Hannity Show host replied: If you would like to fill in for me one day, I am on over 550 stations and 14-plus million listeners.
The Fox News presenter has not always been so fond of Assange, having accused him of waging war against the US by publishing a cache of leaked documents over which he may still face extradition if he leaves the embassy.
But his tone changed after Assange announced he would leak files that would later hinder the campaign of Hillary Clinton in last years presidential election.
The Australian remains in the embassy despite Swedish prosecutors dropping a seven-year investigation over an allegation of rape, which he denies, on 19 May. Scotland Yard has said that if he leaves the embassy it will execute an arrest warrant for his failure to surrender to court in 2012.