by Sharon Rondeau

(Aug. 31, 2017) — On Wednesday night’s “Hannity” show, host Sean Hannity interviewed Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), who met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on August 16 in London.

As a result of that meeting, Rohrabacher claims to possess explosive information showing that the Russian government did not hack the Democratic National Committee (DNC) server, as has been publicly reported by the mainstream press since before the 2016 elections.

As The Post & Email reported on Wednesday, Rohrabacher interviewed on Hannity’s radio program on Monday and with FNC’s Tucker Carlson last Friday night on the same subject.  On Monday, Rohrabacher’s told Hannity that a meeting is being arranged for him to share Assange’s information with President Donald Trump, an assertion he repeated last night.

On January 3, Hannity flew to London and interviewed Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy, where Assange has lived as a refugee for the last five years.  Assange told Hannity then that he did not obtain the DNC emails from any “state party.”

Assange has a policy of not revealing his sources. However, in an interview in August of last year, he strongly suggested that slain DNC staffer Seth Rich was a source and announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the perpetrator’s arrest.

The interview was a topic in a Fox News Channel (FNC) story dated August 10, 2016.

On July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks began releasing thousands of emails obtained from the DNC server, just 12 days after Rich was killed.  Although a few whose names appear on the emails attempted to say that they might not be authentic, several senior DNC staffers, including then-DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman Schulz, resigned as a result of their release.

In May, Hannity began exchanging tweets with internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, who is a WikiLeaks supporter and has been a victim of admitted government spying in New Zealand, where he lives.  Hannity had planned to have Dotcom on his FNC show, but the plan was jettisoned after the media launched an intense campaign to stop Hannity’s nascent reportage of the Seth Rich story and the theory that Rich, and not Russia, had supplied the DNC emails.

Rich was killed on July 10, 2016 in what the DC Metro Police Department has characterized as a “botched robbery,” although without any evidence.  The Rich family has issued conflicting statements over time as to the information or lack thereof they are receiving from the police.

Dotcom has claimed to “know” that Rich was WikiLeaks’ source for the DNC emails.  “I was involved,” Dotcom has said.  In late May, Dotcom offered to testify to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III, who did not respond to the offer.

During his interview last night with Hannity, Rohrabacher’s did not question the reference to “Kim Dotcom.”  To this writer’s knowledge, it was the first time Hannity mentioned Dotcom on his FNC show.

On August 17, Hannity and Dotcom appeared to be celebrating that a significant news story is about to be released after mainstream media reported that Rohrabacher had met with Assange.  “History in the making!” Dotcom tweeted, to which Hannity responded, “Tick tock, tick tock.  Does Mueller really want to get to the WHOLE TRUTH?”




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  1. Sean Hannity is the ultimate ‘click-bait’ specialist, yet he manages to get suckers to read his articles that answer no questions nor obtain any results. Job security at FNC? Tic Toc, Tic Toc.