Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher secretly met with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange yesterday at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange has been living there under asylum for a number of years.
Daily Caller reports that the reclusive Wikileaks founder is seeking to make a deal with the U.S. so he can leave the embassy.
Maybe it was a sign of good faith or part of a larger deal but Assange claims that the Russian were not involved in the hacking of the DNC. Rohrabacher plans to bring this and more information to President Trump directly.
Rohrabacher’s office released the following statement:
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) August 17, 2017
“Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday told Rep. Dana Rohrabacher that Russia was not behind leaks of emails during last year’s presidential election campaign that damaged Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and exposed the inner workings of the Democratic National Committee.
“The California congressman spent some three hours with the Australian-born fugitive, now living under the protection of the Ecuadorian embassy in the British capital.
“Assange’s claim contradicts the widely accepted assessment of the U.S. intelligence community that the thousands of leaked emails, which indicated the Democratic National Committee rigged the nomination process against Sen. Bernie Sanders in favor of Clinton, were the result of hacking by the Russian government or persons connected to the Kremlin.
“Assange, said Rohrabacher, “emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.” Rohrabacher, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, is the only U.S. congressman to have visited the controversial figure.
“The conversation ranged over many topics, said Rohrabacher, including the status of Wikileaks, which Assange maintains is vital to keeping Americans informed on matters hidden by their traditional media. The congressman plans to divulge more of what he found directly to President Trump.”
Get ready for bombs to drop from this meeting.