Skip to comments.Assange lawyer: Trump offered pardon in exchange for saying Russia didn't hack DNC
Posted on 02/19/2020 12:45:59 PM PST by yesthatjallen
An attorney for Julian Assange alleged in court Wednesday that President Trump offered a pardon to Julian Assange if he would deny any Russian involvement in the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack in 2016.
Edward Fitzgerald, Assange's lawyer, said in a London court that Trump's message had been passed on to Assange by former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.).
Fitzgerald said a statement made by Jennifer Robinson, another lawyer for Assange, shows "Mr. Rohrabacher going to see Mr Assange and saying, on instructions from the president, he was offering a pardon or some other way out, if Mr Assange... said Russia had nothing to do with the DNC leaks."
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Wednesday denied the account.
The President barely knows Dana Rohrabacher other than hes an ex-congressman. Hes never spoken to him on this subject or almost any subject. It is is a complete fabrication and a total lie. This is probably another never ending hoax and total lie from the DNC, Grisham said in a statement.
The DNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and Rohrbacher could not immediately be reached for comment.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
What utter bullsh1t
I heard this nonsense THREE YEARS ago..basically they are rehashing an old story because the REAL story about Seth Rich hacking the DNC server is going to come out..that is why he’s dead
The attorney is a fact witness?
Maybe for CNN.
You know it’s not true because he would have taken it but what would the pardon before, he has not even been charged here has he?
Is the Hill the only source for this?
Not a big fan of the Hill myself, and I’m curious.
Nadler, Schiff and Schumer all feel a boing in their pants learning this news. HEARINGS NOW!
Apparently, he’s an Avenatti kind of lawyer. To hell with his client; he’s in it for himself.
The Hill is nothing but a partisan Democrat rag. Not worth reading or wasting time considering anything they say. IMO
The Bill has already thrown John Soloman, a good man, under the bus
Assange has been telling anyone who asks that his source was not the Russians for years the Dems never liked that answer so the media stopped asking.
Assange already said it wasnt any state actor
They asked the DNC for comment? Why? What could they possibly know? Or was that an attempt to troll for some mud-slinging?
You don’t trust your soul to no backstreet British lawyer...
I didnt know Russia hacked the DNC
Well the truth is that the Ruskies did NOT hack the DNC. Assange even said this. Everyone knows Seth Rich downloaded the emails because he was a Bernie supporter and saw Bernie get screwed. Seth was found out and killed. This was all known years ago. You can bet Mueller and his cabal could have “investigated” this but chose not to because that would unleash the Mutual Assured Destruction Card. So keep pushing this libtards and you will blow it ALL up.
Sounds like he’s trying to fulfill his threat on a blackmail.
Maybe not be quite as bad as the NYT or the WP, but I doubt it's for a
lack of trying.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.