Assange meets U.S. congressman..vows to prove Russia did not leak

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/346904-assange-meets-us-congressman-vows-to-prove-russia-did-not-leak-him

Julian Assange told a U.S. congressman on Tuesday he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents he published during last year’s election did not come from Russia and promised additional helpful information about the leaks in the near future.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican who is friendly to Russia and chairs an important House subcommittee on Eurasia policy, became the first American congressman to meet with Assange during a three-hour private gathering at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up for years,

Rohrabacher recounted his conversation 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.

U.S. intelligence has insisted it has solid proof — which it has not made public — that Russia was behind last year’s election hacks that embarrassed Democrats, including unflattering revelations about nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta.

Assange has suggested in the past that Russia wasn’t the source of his leaked information. Tuesday marked the first time he has engaged with a U.S. lawmaker.

Assange has been living at Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012 after seeing diplomatic asylum. He rose to prominence after publishing thousands of sensitive U.S. diplomatic and military documents that included leaks related to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The Wikileaks is a controversial figure; a hero to supporters who argue his leaks unveiled critical information about the evils of U.S. military and foreign policy, and a villain to critics, including many GOP lawmakers, who argue the leaks jeopardized national security.

Rohrabacher’s visit with Assange, as a result, is likely to be controversial with many of his collagues.

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.”

Rohrabacher said the meeting occurred with Assange, his lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, and a businessman named Charles Johnson in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

“Unbeknownst to me I am the first member of Congress to visit there with Mr. Assange,” he said.

The lawmaker also said Assange appeared in good health, allaying concerns his time in asylum at the embassy had taken a toll.

“Contrary to what the fake news media has alleged Julian seemed in good health and committed to his principles,” he said.

Trump has at times praised Assange, and used a Fox News interview this year with the Wikileaks founder to cast doubt on Russia’s involvement in the DNC leak.

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two words..seth rich..

dnc wasnt hacked..it was an inside job and some very lazy password setting..russia has as much involvement in this as i have in the kazakhstan space program..

“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.”

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5 Responses to “Assange meets U.S. congressman..vows to prove Russia did not leak”

  1. i think there’s a very good possibility of a civil war when he goes..

    http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/the-art-of-the-deal-writer-says-trumps-presidency-is-effectively-over/news-story/280900454fc15a7069b398894948015c

  2. I do not think there will be a civil war in the U.S. in the near future with battle lines and armies on two sides. It will be more politically heated, more censorship on what people say and do, and Clinton Liberalism will only gain more ground. Remember all the crying at the lose of the election. It will only get worse. Human rights is still the underlying drive (although wrongly pursued and understood). White supremacy is only giving homosexuality and wantonness a ‘justification’; they are each wrong. “Hate” will continue to the plague for a justification to suppress much. Lots of churches in the U.S. still preached Romans 1; social pressure will only grow against such a sermon. To preach Romans 1 may well be lumped in with white supremacy and anti-Semitism, which would be absolutely, flat-out wrong, but evil people do not have the time to discern and understand.

    The alt-left and alt-right are both materialists ironically, so they are the same.

  3. Seek & pls ” always ” THEY- don’t forget http://www.globalresearch.ca/manchester-berlin-paris-nice-london-new-york-passports-and-ids-mysteriously-discovered-in-the-wake-of-terror-attacks/5592063

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