Representative Dana Tyrone Rohrabacher (R-CA) contacted White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Wednesday to discuss a potential pardon for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange in exchange for evidence that would exonerate Russia of any link with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack. Last month Rohrabacher traveled to London to meet the WikiLeaks founder who insisted that he had proof that Moscow had nothing to do with the hacking of the DNC computers and the subsequent disclosure of thousands of embarrassing emails.
Details of the telephone conversation, which were leaked to the press, show that Rohrabacher attempted to arrange a meeting with a close Trump collaborator – “preferably someone with direct communication with the president” – to discuss a potential deal in which Assange could be pardoned if he provided information that proved without a doubt that the Russians had absolutely nothing to do with the hack. If he did not, then there would be no deal.
“He would get nothing, obviously, if what he gave us was not proof,” Rohrabacher is understood to have told Kelly.
However according to an administration official, Kelly told Rohrabacher that he ought to talk to the intelligence community instead.
Rohrabacher is reported to have told Kelly that he would be willing to discuss the matter with someone who could be trusted at the FBI. Alternatively, the California representative suggested talking to someone on Kelly’s staff. However, although he was willing to speak with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Rohrabacher told Kelly that it may not be the best option since the agency would want “to cover their butt by having gone along with this big lie.” Indeed, the CIA in January said that it had allegedly identified the Russian officials who had provided WikiLeaks with the hacked material.
With regard to Kelly’s decision to direct Rohrabacher to the intelligence community, one would have thought that President Trump would love to hear first-hand about the California representative’s proposal. Would Kelly be trying to keep the truth from coming out?
Rohrabacher also denied leaking any details about his telephone call with Kelly.
“I have honored the confidentially of a very important business-related call,” he said on Friday. However, he later stressed that “very powerful forces” did not want the president to find out about his proposal and that these “very powerful forces” had perpetuated a lie in order to harm the president.
“I don’t know who [leaked details about the telephone call]. All I know is I’m up against an array of very powerful forces, including the intelligence services and major newspapers that are basically allied with the liberal Left who have every reason to undermine communication on this issue,” he said yesterday before adding that the NSA, the FBI and the CIA had all “confirmed a major lie that was being used for political purposes and a lie that was repeated and repeated in order to undercut our new president.”
Rohrabacher also said he believed that the intelligence agencies would do their utmost “to keep Trump from knowing about this and knowing about his options to expose this.”
Still, by attempting to block Rohrabacher’s access to the president, the Deep State has inadvertently confirmed that Assange has ample evidence to exonerate Russia and bring the Mueller probe to an end.Share