Assange eyes senate run
Updated: Monday, February 18 2013, 04:44 PM EST
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Reports say Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is now considering a senate run in Australia to try and avoid prosecution on sexual assault charges.
Assange is still in the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he was granted asylum in June.
At that time Assange was set to be extradited to Sweden on sex crime allegations.
The U.S. Justice Department is also investigating Assange for espionage after he leaked tens of thousands of classified documents.
Assange reportedly claims that if he can win a senate seat in Australia's September election that it will create a diplomatic firestorm, forcing the U.S. to clear him of any wrongdoing and forcing Britain to drop the extradition orders.