Assange Vows To Prove That Russia Was Not His Source In 3-Hour Meeting With Congressman

Tyler Durden's picture

In a three hour meeting with Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Julian Assange vowed to provide proof that Russia was not the source of his leaks last year and promised more 'helpful' information in the near future.  Rohrabacher recounted the details of the meeting with Assange to The Hill:

“Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the DNC emails during last year's presidential election,” Rohrabacher said,  “Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails."

 

Pressed for more detail on the source of the documents, Rohrabacher said he had information to share privately with President Donald Trump.

 

“Julian also indicated that he is open to further discussions regarding specific information about the DNC email incident that is currently unknown to the public,” he added.

Of course, this is hardly the first time that Assange has publicly denied that Russia was his source for the DNC and/or Podesta leaks.  Back in January, Assange recorded an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News and unequivocally stated that "our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party."

HANNITY: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta's emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?

 

ASSANGE: Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party... Obama is trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate President.

 

So, what does Assange want in return for his evidence that could completely undermine Special Counsel Mueller's entire investigation?  Apparently he would like for Wikileaks to be granted a seat in the White House press corps...oh, and we're sure a presidential pardon would be welcome as well.

Rohrabacher said he had information he planned to carry back to Trump when he returned to the United States, including a request that the WikiLeaks organization be given a news media seat inside the White House press room.

 

“Julian passionately argued the case that WikiLeaks was vital to informing the public about controversial though necessary issues. He hoped that Wikileaks — an award winning journalistic operation — might be granted a seat in the White House press corps. As a former newsman myself I can't see a reason why they shouldn't be granted news status for official press conferences,” he said.

 

As for other information to be given to the president, Rohrabacher said: “We left with the understanding that we would be going into further details in the near future. The rest of the message is for the president directly and I hope to convey it to him as more details come in.”

Of course, we're certain it won't take long for the mainstream media to label Rohrabacher as just another of Putin's "useful idiots" and discredit whatever information Assange eventually releases about his source as a desperate attempt to curry favor with an administration that could negotiate his freedom after being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy for 5 years.

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Ghost of PartysOver's picture

You go big guy!!!!  Make them all look like the idots they are.

tmosley's picture

Soooo...are the leftist pushing to start a civil war to keep their murder of Seth Rich from being revealed?

Consuelo's picture

 

 

Yes, I am afraid what lies underneath Mr. Rich is indeed, that Big...

macholatte's picture

 

Rohrabacher said he had information he planned to carry back to Trump when he returned to the United States....

IF he gets back without having a nail gun incident or a Seth Rich style robbery.

 

Rufus Temblor's picture

or a Ron Brown style plane accident

y3maxx's picture

 Dana Rohrabacher dies of two self inflicted gunshot wounds to his head in 3....2....1...

JRobby's picture

Blow this bullshit out of the water. They are wasting millions trying to manufacture evidence to remove a legally elected President of the United States.

Our tax money. They waste most of it and steal the rest.

macholatte's picture

 

They are wasting millions trying to manufacture evidence...

 

How do we know they are not also destroying evidence against Soros, Hitlery, Barry, Podesta and others?

 

Jim in MN's picture

We know that true sociopaths will destroy anything and everything before admitting being wrong, changing in any way, or relinquishing power.

So yes.  They will happily kill your babies if it keeps them in control.

It will be your own damn fault......

CryptBrain's picture

Question:

What if Seth Rich is not dead?

Remember that:

The investigation was a joke.  No autopsy.  No cams released.  Was alive and conscious at Hospital.

Why you ask?

If: He was the DNC internal hacker, (he was obviously caught) then taken out of the "school play" for further interrogation.

Remember the family video after the "murder", his brother Aron is smiling throughout it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mEu22KJjtU

Speculation, I know.  To be expected with such little information released. 

Truth however is, "facts" released do not match evidence presented. 

 

JRobby's picture

Apparently Big Pharma meeting it's sales goals

WillyGroper's picture

i don't believe he is dead.

disclosed yesterday was his brother is the adminstrator of his estate.  need a death cert for that.  why his bro & not his parents?

we all know these sort of documents are never forgeries...right?

paging lowrenta fuddy...oh, she's supposedly dead too.

boattrash's picture

Maybe this will be part of the "big news" to come out of Camp David this weekend.

chunga's picture

Rohrabacher is the only politician guy I've ever heard mention Seth Rich. (Maybe he should replace dopey Sessions?) Don't listen to the three letter agencies Trump. Assange might give you moar help than the entire red team combined.

Blow the whole thing up.

Jim in MN's picture

Well it's gotta be either our 'big news' or their 'big news'

Let's pray that they have high up Dems busted cold fomenting riots, conspiring to murder, planting false evidence, stealing millions, something like that.

It is very near now.

Do I feel the Sun itself atremble......?????

subversion's picture

They really did turn up the heat after people began to talk about Seth Rich again.

What amazes me is how the left is turning the internet into an echo chamber and making pages like youtube, twatter and facebook look like everyone agress with leftist idealogies and hates everything else (Barry's twitter page is always filled with positive reactions and Trump's is filled with hate replies).

They really believe they are the majority, but everyone else is too busy living and working to spend 36 hours a day online. When they really do start a civil war they are going to regret it.

DemandSider's picture

Call them the blue team. Clintonites are no more left than your average spineless red team member is truly conservative.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

So this congressperson must have been one of the (kooky/traitorous) five who voted against sactions on Russia, right? Please tell me this is so.

WikiLeaks could SAVE the Trump presidency. It's bizarre the president doesn't get this. Plus, the work of the organization would come in handy if he decides he really wants to "drain the swamp." What does he think? That the NYT and CNN are going to help him do this?

Instead, Trump's administration has strongly hinted that its wants to arrest and prosecute and imprison Assange. Sessions' marching orders? More and Bigger Civil Forfeiture. Escalate the "war on drugs" (including pot). Go after Assange and WikiLeaks. I don't get it.

And can some politician grant Edward Snowden a pardon? One hundred years from now some president will award him the Medal of Freedom. Posthumously. Get on the right side of history, Mr. President. 

 

JRobby's picture

Need to see the next 2 and 3 levels above this. How it would be spun and investigated if Trump throws in with Assange.

If you think it is bad now. Also, Assange would be taken out.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

My theory is that they are going to come after Trump no matter what he does, so why not try to drain the swamp anyway? The people who voted for him would rally around him. In short, do the right (and, okay, brave) thing. 

The NYT and WaPo and CNN and "NBC Nightly News" would be after Trump's ass if he gave some support to Assange, or (the flip side of this coin) if he called for his arrest (which he pretty much has done). The only thing he can do to get some positive coverage from The Establishment is start a war. Or threaten to start a war. But even that won't silence them. The knives will still be out for him.

I'll say again, Trump needs to take down the whole entire corrupt system, every member of the Establishment and Deep State needs to be making plans to escape to their fall-out bunkers in New Zealand. WikiLeaks could be a vital ally in this effort. So could an audit of the Fed. Or America's alleged gold supply. Or providing proof that "markets" are rigged, or that our economic data is fabricated. Trump has the power to do all of these things. He could have CHOSEN to puruse every one of these courses of action. Instead, he chose to do nothing. And he dang sure has a bully pulpit to rally supporters and counter any counter attacks. Now, we all know he's not going to pursue such things. But, let the record show: he could have.

They'll get him sooner or later.  It's kind of like North Korea. We (meaning America) were going to attack and invade this country and bring about "regime change." It was/is just a matter of time. Unless, of course, North Korea took dramatic, contrarian,  proactive measures, and developed a credible nuclear deterrent. One lesson here: The goals of the neocons and the Establishment CAN be thwarted. Cue Mick Jagger: They "don't always get what they want." But stopping them will require bold and, yes, risky action.

Launching a full-out assault on the Deep State and the Establishment and really trying to "drain the swamp" would definitely qualify as  "bold" action. History-making stuff.  Such a campaign would very likely work too. (We know it's the right strategy and the best strategy, for the simple reason that this would be the last thing "they" wanted to happen. That is, if such a course of action scares these people (and it would), it MUST be the right course of action). But I guess we'll never know.

Maybe the next president - Pence? Chelsea Clinton? Kid Rock? - will give it a try

Ex-Oligarch's picture

"So this congressperson must have been one of the (kooky/traitorous) five who voted against sactions on Russia, right?"

To answer your initial question:  Rep. Rohrabacher voted in favor of the sanctions bill.  He stated that he did so despite the sanctions against Russsia, because he viewed imposing sanctions against Iran and North Korea  as being of overwhelming importance.  Make of that what you will.

Rohrabacher is one of the few American politicians I can not only tolerate but even often admire.  However, during the Reagan era he was an anti-communist cold warrior.  It appears to me that he is smart and honest enough to realize that Putin's Russia is a very different social and political entity than the old USSR, notwithstanding his vote on the sanctions.

BarkingCat's picture

Sounds pretty idiotic to punish someone you know is innocent so that someone guilty can be punished?

Isn't the American justice system designed on the principal that it is better to have a thousand guilty remain free instead of one innocent losing his freedom? (must be why Corzine and Clinton are still roaming around freely).

To vote for sanction on a nation that you believe is innocent of the acts it is accused of inexcusable. .....especially considering that such action can be viewed as an act of war.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

So this congressperson must have been one of the (kooky/traitorous) five who voted against sactions on Russia, right? Please tell me this is so.

WikiLeaks could SAVE the Trump presidency. It's bizarre the president doesn't get this. Plus, the work of the organization would come in handy if he decides he really wants to "drain the swamp." What does he think? That the NYT and CNN are going to help him do this?

Instead, Trump's administration has strongly hinted that its wants to arrest and prosecute and imprison Assange. Sessions' marching orders? More and Bigger Civil Forfeiture. Escalate the "war on drugs" (including pot). Go after Assange and WikiLeaks. I don't get it.

And can some politician grant Edward Snowden a pardon? One hundred years from now some president will award him the Medal of Freedom. Posthumously. Get on the right side of history, Mr. President. 

 

Crazy Or Not's picture

Trump's hamstrung by TPTB appointment delays, leaks, obfuscation to eviscerate his power and reach. Not born into politics, he's been badly prepared for such levels of resistance. But given what they have to loose, they'll throw everything they have at him to aviod the (hopefully) inevitable capitulation of a totally morally bankrupt currupt even Satanic system. He does however need to get his players on the board (and bunkered up) in order to make the play. 

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Trump's appointment and approval of his attorney general wasn't "delayed." And his attorney general is plotting ways to "get" Assange behind bars. I've defended Trump for today's tweet on the statue silliness, but I haven't forgotten all the things he's done that leave me scratching my head and wishing that, say, the owner of the company that cuts my grass had been elected president instead of Trump (or Hillary).

pfwed's picture

'even' satanic? .... how bout *absolutely without doubt*? ...  since we struggle NOT against flesh and blood in the first place says God

All roads [STILL] lead to Rome the very heart, and THRONE of the beast (power) ... read your bible ... it's all *precisely* spelled out in Daniel/Revelation ... though they didn't agree on much, ALL the reformers *to a man* were in agreement as to who the Babylonian Whore was

"come let us reason together saith the Lord"

 

Philo Beddoe's picture

Not Mr. Nothing Burger again. Fuck.

chubbar's picture

What's the difference, the majority of the media outlets won't cover any news that doesn't fit their narrative. People only know what they hear, more are no longer capable of critical thinking. It's going to be hard to overcome this bias.

Dukes's picture

Sure, but it's a completely reasonable request to have a seat at the WH press briefings and think about that dynamic change for the "media".

MrBoompi's picture

Spiders always welcome insects into their web.  

11b40's picture

But this would be case of a spider entering a den of insects.

wisehiney's picture

Trump doing his best charlie sheen......

"WINNING!"

otschelnik's picture

But it's so passe now this Russian hack narrative, we've got civil war monuments to tear down since that's what is triggerin' the cracka's today.

Duc888's picture

 

 

He needs to mention Seth Rich....oh, wait.

CompassionateConservative's picture

Uh, he's a fucking white supremacist NAZI and a alt-right traitor who should be immediately arrested and murdered by the government, which does not include tRump by the way.  We have to stamp out these Nazi bastards like assange because they leaked the truth out and it hurt Hillary.  It just makes me fucking sick but tRump, the Nazi, and all white people are going down and white privilege, the racist monuments and constitution, and the rest of white supremacy will be vanquished forever!  WHITE GENOCIDE NOW!!!

Philo Beddoe's picture

I need my safe space now. Pass me a tissue.

Consuelo's picture

 

Not bad...

Not yet worthy of my scoring technique for MDB, but you took a nice cut at that fastball.   Keep 'em coming ---

otschelnik's picture

Yea Assange is awful white, always had that snow colored hair, and to think how little sunshine he gets sitting in the Ecuadorean embassy for the last 5 years.  Why don't you also call him a cracka?  You'll feel better...

11b40's picture

Not sure what time zone youare in, but hopefully it's 5:00.  If not, you started drinking way too early.

fuckstar's picture

Wednesday is early. Sometimes you just have to hit it on Thursday.

EuroPox's picture

Rohrabacher had better avoid picking up any nail guns until he has spoken to Donald...

Crazy Or Not's picture

Rohrabacher's the dummy courrier, Nigel Farrange's on board Tyson 1 with the real pen drive.... 
Assange got street smart the hard way....

Consuelo's picture

 

 

Would it even matter at this late stage of disease...?

The Neo Bolsheviks and their marionettists have already proven that truth matters not, in the service of making an omelette.  

horse cents's picture

All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart!  -Charlos Castaneda

 

Is Compassionate Con the new MDB? All he's missing are the spammy links. FOAD

Crazy Or Not's picture

Is Compassionate Con the new MDB? 

MDB
and Dubai Banker I miss not ....

DuneCreature's picture

At Last!

George Webb finally got the Alt Media to say, "Awan Brothers".

Jeff Sessions is a deaf mute.

Congress quietly pees in their diapers every time they hear anyone say, "Awwwwww...."

The FBI would like to make the word "Juan" and or "Bro" illegal and arrestable offenses.

The Main Screaming Media goes into cardiac condition 'Full Bozo - Condition Faded Pink' if the name letter combination 'AWAN' appears anywhere on the teleprompter feed.

The CIA can't stage hoaxes, false flags or regime changes fast enough to get the terms 'Pastrami ISI', 'Mario Brother, Aaron' or Lord of the Spy Rings' pushed off of Google search results front page that might accidentally include links to, 'Pakistani ISI, Imran Awan's brother, or Spy Rings in Congress'.

ZH is even a little short on Awanishness Brethrenly verbiage.

I guess the Awans are highly radioactive! (note - the sideways DU, EU and SU association I made there) ... Or just have a special type of diplomatic immunity that carries the death penalty for mentioning.

Maybe you come down with a fatal case of cooties if you utter the words 'Awan Brothers'.

BUT if you REALLY want to see the look of total !!!!!!!!PANIC!!!!!!!!!! on your friendly local overlord's face mention this guy = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r78ByAqo5UM

Die Free, Me, I'm Making "AwAnBrOtHeRsSpYrInG" My New Password For Cyber Security, That Should Foil The NSA Hackers With Terms Their Dot Gov Computers Automatically Redact, Die Free

~ DC v7.4