Nobby_stiles links an NYT article from April this year.
Unless he has a time machine to leap from 2012 to 2017 to see if charges are being considering, then jumping back and making his decision based on that, then it's irrelevant.
Seriously, I don't mean to offend, but I'm stunned that I even have to explain that the actions of the Trump administration now, just barely under five months old, have absolutely no bearing on decisions made almost a half-dozen years before. And just in case you don't belive me, here's an article from 2013, a year after he went into hiding, discussing EXACTLY that, how the US doesn't really want to bring charges.
He absolutely would be...IF he hadn't also committed a crime in the UK that he's now wanted for arrest for, namely, failing to surrender to a court, or in more colloquial terms, he's still wanted for skipping bail in the UK. It's literally quoted in the boingboing article you're commenting on.
And I don't hate him, at best, I dislike him as a person. But it's not a matter of my likes and dislikes, I just want to see him face justice. You think he's the first dude in the history of the world to spin a conspiracy theory as to why he's copping a rape charge? What, do you think he deserves to just have a get-out-of-jail free card for all crimes, because he stuck some classified documents on a website? I don't give a shit if he's the worst of the worst, or the hero of the world, he deserves to face a court just as any other person does. Nobody should be above the law. And it's not like we're sending him to some third-world shithole where he's going to be tortured until they get a sham confession and then executed, it's Sweden, for christ's sake, a country whose legal system and prisons make the USA look like the aforementioned third world shithole.