“A MASSIVE LIE”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 16, 2017) — In a continuation of his tweets from Sunday night, “Hannity” host Sean Hannity tweeted on Monday afternoon, “.
@JulianAssange is the ONE person that knows exactly where the DNC emails came from-Y doesn’t Mueller, FBI, DOJ and congress want the truth?”
As The Post & Email reported on Monday morning, Hannity and Assange traded tweets on Sunday evening in an indication that no U.S. government agency tasked with investigating Russian “collusion” and interference in the 2016 presidential election had approached Assange despite reports conveyed through Rep. Dana Rohrabacher that Assange claims to possess evidence relevant to both.
At least three U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly found that Russian government operatives breached the server of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2016 and provided thousands of incriminating emails and attachments to WikiLeaks, founded by Assange 11 years ago to expose corruption in governments around the world.
Assange has insisted publicly that the source of the emails, which he began publishing on July 22, 2016, was not the Russian government or any “state party.” Wikileaks never confirms the identity of its sources.
Last spring, Hannity began to broadcast the reported findings of then-FNC contributor Rod Wheeler, a former homicide detective with the Washington, DC Police Department. As his reportage progressed over the week of May 16, 2017, members of the mainstream media, to include The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Yahoo! News and many others, excoriated, ridiculed, and marginalized Hannity for exploring Wheeler’s contention that slain DNC staffer Seth Rich provided the emails and attachments to WikiLeaks.
Wheeler later changed some of his statements, claiming that Fox News reporter Malia Zimmerman had misquoted him in her May 16, 2017 article which FNC pulled from its server. The article remains active in other places.
In July, Wheeler sued FNC for alleged racial discrimination as well as for allegedly having been misquoted on the Rich matter. The story, however, began with a local Fox affiliate, Channel 5 in Washington, DC, to whom Wheeler first spoke about his alleged findings connecting Rich and Wikileaks.
Channel 5 later clarified its story based on Wheeler’s walking back of some of his comments but did not remove its reportage.
Rich’s death has never been solved and reportedly classified as a “botched robbery,” although the valuables he carried were left on his person by his attacker or attackers.
In a tweet responding to Assange just minutes earlier on Monday, Hannity remarked, “My take is this is a witch hunt VS
@POTUS and they do NOT want the truth as it will expose a massive lie perpetrated on the American people!”