by Sharon Rondeau

(Sep. 7, 2017) — On Wednesday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” show, host Sean Hannity spoke for the second time in just over a week with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher about Rohrabacher’s in-person interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange last month.

The first topic of conversation was the issuance of a subpoena by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee to the Justice Department and FBI for documentation surrounding the “Trump Dossier,” a compilation of unsubstantiated “memos” about Donald Trump authored by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.

Steele was reportedly working for a Democrat opposition-research firm, Fusion GPS, in producing the dossier, which was published by Buzzfeed News on January 10 to much fanfare and has prompted at least one defamation lawsuit in Great Britain against which Steele is now defending himself.

Hannity asked Rohrabacher why the FBI has not already turned over the committee’s requested documentation, to which the congressman responded that the eight-year term of Barack Hussein Obama and “liberal, left Democrats” resulted in a highly-politicized FBI with lower “quality” and “standards.”

“How horrible is that?” Rohrabacher asked rhetorically.

Hannity then brought up Assange, stating that he himself had interviewed the controversial open-government publisher “five times.”

On August 16, Rohrabacher met with Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Assange took refuge five years ago to avoid possible extradition to the U.S.  “He told you he has incontrovertible, irrefutable evidence that, in fact, shows Russia was not involved,” Hannity began, speaking of the claims made by private contractor Crowdstrike and several agencies of the U.S. intelligence community that emails acquired by WikiLeaks published in July 2016 from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) server were procured by Russian-government “hackers.”

As in his first appearance on “Hannity” on the matter on August 31, Rohrabacher responded that he believes Assange’s claim that the DNC-damaging emails did not come from a “state party.”

“That’s correct,” Rohrabacher responded to Hannity’s statement.  “When we realize that that’s the case, that Russia was not involved in hacking or stealing those emails from the Democratic National Committee and having them disclosed, once you know the Russians weren’t involved, then we have to understand that this massive propaganda campaign, this historic con job that happened after the election to prevent our president from exercising the powers granted him by the voters, this is one of the great crimes, political crimes, against the American people in our history [sic].”

[Video posted by James Cooper:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru_2aLFTo6c]

“When this man says, ‘I have hard evidence’…you look at the evidence,” Rohrabacher added of Assange.  “I will say, when he shows us the hard evidence and we have proof [Hannity overtalked]…it wasn’t the Russians.”

In his first interview with Rohrabacher, Hannity invoked the name, without expounding, of internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, who claims to have proof that a murdered DNC staffer, Seth Rich, was the source of the DNC emails to WikiLeaks.

On July 20, 2016, Rich was shot twice in the back near his Washington, DC home in what DC Metro Police have called “a botched robbery.”  Both his surviving family members and many others have questioned that narrative when Rich’s valuables remained on his person when the attackers fled.

An aggregate of more than $300,000 has been offered from a number of sources, including WikiLeaks, for information leading to the apprehension of the perpetrators, but no one has stepped forward.

When Hannity began investigating Dotcom’s claim in May, the mainstream media pointedly ridiculed him as a “conspiracy theorist,” with some going so far as to attempt to convince his advertisers to withdraw their support of his television show.

While Hannity had told his television audience following the uproar that out of deference to the Rich family, he would refrain from invoking their deceased relative’s name on air, he suggested on Twitter that his investigation would continue.  He did not mention Rich in either of his television interviews with Rohrabacher.

NSA data-collection “architect” William Binney, who is now retired, has said that the claim that Russia breached the DNC server is “an outright lie.”


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  1. While the DNC wasn’t hacked, Trump and Arpaio were spied on by our own government.
    My question and concern is under what probable cause and warrant did this occur?

    Further, in the same manner, from what I am aware, I understand our government is collecting
    and monitoring and storing countless communications of American Citizens without probable cause or warrants.

    The media will cover lots of nothing burgers and avoid real man size steak stories
    as noted above.

  2. Gary Wilmott,
    Great post. A couple of months after Obama was sworn in as the putative president, and after numerous calls to the offices of members of Congress, it became obvious Congress would never do anything to expose the truth about Barry. It was too late when they allowed and assisted the identity fraud con-artist to be sworn in and the usurpation began. They all violated their sworn oath to, “protect the Constitution from her enemies, both foreign and domestic”, and leadership had a meeting and decided, as I was told by an office phone talker in 2009, “nothing would be done about Obama”. Congress gave America’s government and her military to the enemy. The rest was maintaining a charade of legitimacy around Barry in order to protect themselves and others involved in biggest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. The current AG, Jeff Sessions, sat in Congress for 8 years and did/said nothing to even attempt to get to the truth. The reason is, the truth was already known and it must not be allowed to be “officially” acted on or there could be prison sentences and loss of careers for a lot of rich and powerful people.
    Even today, Obama and those who could lead to Obama and the truth being revealed are safe from prosecution by those complicit in the Obama fraud. So, nothing happens.

  3. Not the biggest however. AKA Obama’s usurpation of the presidency of the United States constitutes the greatest crime ever perpetrated against the American people. All the evidence is there for the world to see. If the media had done its job, Barry would not have had so much as a “sniff” at or in the white house. And then of course Congress was in on it too. So when conscientious constitutionalists brought it to their attention, they made pathetic excuses and looked the other way. And then the courts. . How egregious were their contorted decisions not based in fact or law? And when you are really backed into a corner…just claim NO STANDING! Standing is judicial BS designed to allow courts to avoid doing their job. It is not in the Constitution and provided cover to protect Barry from indictment, discovery, prosecution and punishment..

  4. And that is just scratching the surface and still very disappointed in Hannity for leaving out so much then dissing people questioning Obama/Soetoro. Hannity has still not spoken w/Sheriff Joe and has no clue about what Carl Cameron got from Dennis Montgomery. These people are so disconnected and so interested in the almighty dollar they are dollar deaf and morally blind.

    Furthermore, this Wikileak business but part and parcel the same as the Sandy Hook fraud. That is not going away either because there are people that are now speaking out. I find it interesting that Hartford Connecticut in the state governed by Danel Malloy who backed the false Sandy Hook narrative is about to go bankrupt. Now they could probably use the millions of dollars spent on covering up this mess.

  5. Congressman Says “Russia Hacking” Story “One of the Great Political Crimes Against the American People”

    Second only to Congress shoving HUSSEIN Obama, the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the citizens of the U.S. of A, down our throats.