Re: Let him rot.
"Accused of rape, skipped bail, scarpered to an embassy. Just follow the law."
How do you feel about Snowden? He'd probably be convicted of treason, yet most people are delighted for him to be at large.
"I suspect Trump has a pardon for him in any case"
Why would he pardon him? Assange has been so much demonized in Fox and other US media that pardoning him would be politically very stupid, even from Trump.