Re: News flash this just in...
"The point here is that its an admission that Julian bailed during the investigation."
Thanks for that. Kind of makes my researches redundant really. I will add these though, for the benefit of the poster whose name I recall is David Wilson:
Clare Montgomery QC, for the Swedish authorities, said there was no reason that Assange should not be sent overseas to answer the case against him.
She outlined how prosecutors tried more than 10 times over one week last September to arrange an interview with Assange before he left the country.
Assange Fled Sweden After Arrest Threat - WSJ.com
LONDON—A legal firefight began here over whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden in a sexual-misconduct case, with Swedish prosecutors asserting that Mr. Assange left their country the day his lawyers learned that an arrest warrant was going to be issued for him.
By bolting Sweden without appearing for interrogation, however, Assange forced the Swedes and British to launch an international legal effort that has created precisely the kind of media extravaganza he hoped to avoid.
So far, as the Radio 4 news bulletin between 17 and 18.00 last night and your more recent revelations appear to show, his legal counsel denied being approached by the Swedish authorities but has, on closer inspection of his mobile phone records, been forced to recant. Last night I speculated this is because he sniffed a subpoena, which for young commentards without legal knowledge, is a way of forcing him to divulge records that MIGHT result in him being prosecuted for perjury. There are other puzzling and perhaps even disturbing aspects about the defence counsel's behaviour that I have observed, and it is also disturbing to note that the PR effort thus far appears to conform with Assange's style of public communications.
For sure it is now ever more clear that this man is not as snow white as he would have us believe. The sight of him on the steps outside the courthouse, apparently deliberately manufacturing a silent pause that might lead viewers to believe that he was holding back a tear, whilst his barrister looked on like a troubled father might, was a fairly nauseating experience and is, I contend, typical of this man's manipulative behaviour.