Julian Assange has long maintained that the Russians were not behind the leaks from The Democrat National Committee. California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has traveled to London on his own dime and met with the WikiLeaks founder. Representative Rohrabacher has been a very vocal critic of all the Russian stories and is in full support of President Donald Trump. In this article, the talk of a pardon for Assange by President Trump is discussed. Do you think this is something our President should consider? What would be the benefits of such an action?
As Written By Alex Pfeiffer for the Daily Caller:
California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Wednesday in an effort to obtain information about the source of a leak of Democratic officials’ emails.
Rohrabacher told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview Thursday that Assange is hoping to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he is currently in asylum, and that during the meeting they explored “what might be necessary to get him out.”
The congressman told TheDC that “if [Assange] is going to give us a big favor, he would obviously have to be pardoned to leave the Ecuadorian embassy.” Assange took asylum in the embassy in August 2012 after facing sexual assault charges in Sweden. The Justice Department also reportedly wants to charge Assange for helping Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst, leak thousands of classified documents.
“He has information that will be of dramatic importance to the United States and the people of our country as well as to our government,” Rohrabacher said. “Thus if he comes up with that, you know he’s going to expect something in return. He can’t even leave the embassy to get out to Washington to talk to ……..
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