“THE RUSSIANS PLAYED NO ROLE”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 26, 2017) — On Friday’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told Carlson that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has generally “done a great service to this country by exposing our government when it was going beyond the bounds of legitimacy.”
Rohrabacher recently met with Assange for approximately three hours at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he took refuge five years ago to avoid possible extradition to the U.S.
Founded almost 11 years ago, WikiLeaks has released millions of pages of government documents from around the world without divulging its sources. Assange claims a 100% authentication and accuracy rate.
On July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks began releasing batches of highly-compromising emails showing that DNC leaders had worked to see that Sen. Bernie Sanders would not receive the Democrat presidential nomination even if he were to garner the most primary votes. Just days later, former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton won the nomination at the convention amid a number of protests claiming that the Democrat primaries were “rigged.”
Even before WikiLeaks released the emails, some suspected that Clinton would receive preferential treatment from the DNC.
Three agencies of the U.S. intelligence community have reportedly found that the Russian government “hacked” the DNC server and provided the emails to WikiLeaks, a claim WikiLeaks has refuted.
The FBI has not examined the DNC server for evidence.
Rohrabacher told Carlson that the common narrative that “Russia” carried out a cyber-attack on the DNC server and provided the compromising emails to WikiLeaks is false. “First of all, he was adamant that the Russians played no role in the disclosure of the Democratic National Committee – their emails that were exposed during the election. The Russians played no role whatsoever. This is the man that released the information. He should know, and quite frankly, there is no reason for him to be lying about it. There’s every reason to know that the liberal left in this country had every reason to lie about it because they were trying to destroy the result of the last election when they lost to Donald Trump. This whole thing with the Russians supposedly responsible for these emails — this is a fraud, it’s a con job in order to negate what happened in the last election.”
Carlson then asked Rohrabacher if Assange knew who provided him with the emails, to which Rohrabacher responded, “Yes, I do.”
“Do you have any guesses?
“Yeah, I would guess that he was provided that information in a certain way and he knows how it was delivered to him and that that system would have negated any potential of having a Russian hacking of the system and that it probably had to be done by an inside download rather than a hacking of the overall system…”
An acquaintance and supporter of WikiLeaks, internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, has said that he “knows” that a young DNC staffer, Seth Rich, who was murdered on July 10, 2016 near his Washington, DC home was WikiLeaks’s source for the DNC emails. As The Post & Email has reported, the mainstream media has made a noticeable effort to convince its readers that the “theory” that Rich was the source of the emails is nothing more than a “conspiracy.”
On August 10, Dotcom claimed that the DNC emails handed over to WikiLeaks were provided via a “memory stick.”
Despite the U.S. Justice Department’s attempt to extradite him for alleged copyright infringement and wire fraud in connection with an internet company he co-founded, in late May Dotcom offered through his attorneys to travel to the U.S. from his home in New Zealand to testify about what he claims to know to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III, who is leading a dual-pronged “Russia” investigation, including alleged U.S. election interference. Mueller reportedly did not respond to Dotcom’s offer.
Dotcom and Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity have suggested that information pertaining to the Russia investigation will soon be made public.
Prior to his interview with Carlson, Rohrabacher told The Hill that Assange “emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.”
Rohrabacher added that “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.”