Protesters gather outside the UK High Court during Julian Assange's extradition hearing (Image: James Warren/SOPA Images/Sipa USA)PROTESTERS GATHER OUTSIDE THE UK HIGH COURT DURING JULIAN ASSANGE'S EXTRADITION HEARING (IMAGE: JAMES WARREN/SOPA IMAGES/SIPA USA)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team told the High Court in London they have proof there was a CIA plot during Donald Trump’s presidency to kidnap or assassinate him when he lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, the BBC reports. Lawyer Mark Summers alleged senior CIA officials requested plans, Trump requested ways to do it and “sketches were even drawn up”. A court in Spain is looking into whether a Spanish security firm spied on him during those seven years. Assange’s team also warned of “extra-legal attack elimination” in the US, as The Guardian reports, particularly if Trump becomes president again. Assange didn’t attend court, or appear by video, because he was too mentally and physically sick. His team is appealing his extradition to the US to face espionage charges — if rejected, his legal options in the UK are exhausted. But only a limited number of people were able to witness the proceedings, the Beeb notes, and journalists got a dodgy audio feed.