Trump granted clemency to dozens of people in the final hours of his presidency.
Blocking an extradition request, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled the WikiLeaks founder would likely face "harsh" prison conditions if sent to the U.S. and was likely to take his own life.
The rumored pardon reached Assange's partner, Stella Moris, who posted on Twitter that she hoped it was true.
"These are Julian's sons Max and Gabriel. They need their father. Our family needs to be whole again. I beg you, please bring him home for Christmas."
The president recently pardoned his first national security adviser, retired Lt. General Michael Flynn.
Amnesty International have monitored trials from Guantanamo Bay to Bahrain, Ecuador to Turkey. For our observer to be denied access profoundly undermines open justice.
The WikiLeaks founder has been held in England's Belmarsh prison.
"The words that are coming out from the United States about WikiLeaks revelations were hollow 10 years ago, and they don't increase in legitimacy as years go by," Kristinn Hrafnsson said.
The Pink Floyd founder was scheduled to play a rally supporting the WikiLeaks founder to prevent his extradition to the U.S.
"If it was simply a case which was decided upon with the merit of the laws, I wouldn't worry at all, but this is a political case," WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson said this week.
"If you are going to put somebody in jail for the rest of his life for publishing diplomatic cables...that is an attack on all journalists," one panelist said at a talk in London this week.
A huge space rock, the very snappily named 216258 (2006 WH1), will soar by our planet today.
It came after the Wikileaks founder appeared to be limping when he was addressed during his hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court last month.
The nation built on freedom to dissent is trying to break a dissident who rebelled in the name of freedom.
Assange was too ill to appear via video link for a hearing in U.K. court over extradition to the United States.
Assange faces a maximum of five years in prison if convicted of the conspiracy charge levied against him last month and a potential ten-year prison sentence for each of the charges today under the Espionage Act.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate, said the WiliLeaks founder Julian Assange and national security whistleblower Edward Snowden should not be prosecuted for disclosing information.
Sweden has reopened an investigation into a rape allegation made against the WikiLeaks founder in 2010.
The WikiLeaks founder said he would not be extradited "for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected many people."
"Ecuador has made these allegations to justify the unlawful and extraordinary act of letting police come inside an embassy," said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer.
"First and foremost, Washington is behind Assange's prosecution," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
"In just a few years he went from Bond villain to crowd-surfing hobbit. But the important part of the story isn't how he was arrested. It's why he was arrested," said TV host Trevor Noah.
Hannity—who once invited Assange to host his radio show—said the activist's case brings up "a fascinating legal issue about the freedom of the press in this country."
"I know nothing about Wikileaks. It's not my thing," Trump said in the Oval Office on Thursday. "I love WikiLeaks," the president said in 2016.
"WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks," Donald Trump said during an October 2016 campaign rally.
"The hand of 'democracy' squeezes the throat of freedom," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook.