She added that the same applies to whistleblowers and informants such as Chelsea Manning, who leaked some 700,000 classified US military documents to WikiLeaks and was sentenced for violating the Espionage Act in 2013 to 35 years in prison.
Assange's friend and journalist John Pilger told the newspaper that after his January 20 inauguration, Trump will have an opportunity to prove his stated affinity for WikiLeaks by pardoning Assange, thus letting him leave his refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Earlier in November, another of Assange's lawyers, Jennifer Robinson, said that she was open to holding discussions with the US government on closing security investigations against Assange.
Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 for fear of being extradited to Sweden, where his faces rape allegations. The WikiLeaks founder denies the allegations, saying they are part of efforts to get him handed over to the United States.