Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told Sean Hannity on Monday that a “rendezvous” between himself and Trump was being set up by “other parties” interested in the meeting he recently had with Julian Assange. Assange has been vociferously condemned by the CIA chief Mike Pompeo.
“It is my understanding from other parties who are trying to arrange a rendezvous with myself and the President, it is being arranged for me to give him the firsthand information from [Assange],” Rohrabacher said.
Assange says the DNC hack was an “inside job” and not the work of hackers linked to Russia, as the U.S. intelligence community believes.
Rohrabacher met with Assange earlier this month and obtained some information only meant for the President.
The congressman, whose job is to oversee our relations with Russia, said that if the information he has is made public, it will “outrage” Americans.
“If the information comes out, there will be an outrage among the American people that their time has been wasted,” Rohrabacher said.
“They’ve had this story over and over and again shoved down their throats as if the Russians colluded with Donald Trump, and this is an attempt, as I say, to negate their vote in the ballot booth,” he added. “When the American people realize that this is a con job and a power grab they’ll be upset.”
Political opponents now want Rep. Rohrabacher investigated for possible Russia collusion for meeting with Assange. Others are afraid of a Wikileaks back channel but can it be much of a back channel if it’s one meeting and it’s very public?
Julian Assange has repeatedly said Russia was not involved in the DNC leaks.
You can listen to some of his interview with Sean Hannity below.