Assange Lawyer Claims Congressman Offered Pardon on Behalf of Trump in Exchange for Absolving Russia in WikiLeaks DNC Case
A lawyer for Julian Assange said in a British court Wednesday that former Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher, an ally of President Trump, made an offer to the WikiLeaks founder on behalf of Trump to pardon Assange in exchange for saying that Russia had nothing to do with the 2016 hack and leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee.
That it’s Rohrabacher is not surprising. But, guess who shows up in the story?
Robinson’s statement, read in part in open court and reported by the British Press Association, lays out her version of what was said by Rohrabacher in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London on Aug. 16, 2017. Also present with Rohrabacher, then a congressman from Orange County, Calif., was Charles Johnson, a conservative political activist. Rohrabacher was defeated in 2018.