WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a person of interest in the Russia investigation.
He continues to insist Russia played no role in handing over the hacked emails from the Democrat National Committee.
But he just met with one Congressman and made a shocking announcement.
Many in the Deep State have accused –without citing evidence – Assange as being a Russian agent.
They claim it is the only way he could have gotten his hands on the thousands of emails from the Democrat National Committee which were published by WikiLeaks.
Assange has maintained that Russia didn’t provide the emails and that his source was a whistleblower.
He recently met with California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and repeated this claim, but also said he had proof that would demonstrate Russia was not behind the hack which he would only give to Donald Trump.
CBS News reports:
“Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican, met Wednesday with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London.
Assange’s WikiLeaks, which published hacked Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 presidential campaign, is believed to have obtained the emails from Russian intelligence, according to U.S. intelligence agencies. Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 in an effort to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges, has disputed this.
“He reaffirmed his aggressive denial that the Russians had anything to do with the hacking of the DNC during the election,” Rohrabacher told the Orange County Register. “He has given us a lot of information. He said there’s more to come. We don’t have the entire picture yet.”
Assange “emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails,” according to a statement from Rohrabacher’s office.
Rohrabacher, a former Reagan White House communications aide, is an outspoken defender of Russian President Vladimir Putin and one of the Democrats’ top targets for the 2018 midterm elections. He is a fervent supporter of President Trump, who has also cast doubt on whether Russia was involved in the 2016 election meddling.
Speaking of the information he says he obtained from Assange, Rohrabacher told the Register it would have “an earth-shattering political impact. It wouldn’t be so important if Democrats hadn’t focused so inordinately on the Russians. Democrats are creating a total upheaval over this.”
“I have some information to give the president before I give information to anyone else,” he added. “
The Deep State has claimed Russia was behind the hack.
But the intelligence community has produced no evidence to substantiate this claim.
This has led critics to question the official story.
If Assange produces evidence, this would be the first public proof of the origin of the hacked emails from the DNC.
It would also call into question the Mueller investigation.
Should Assange provide proof that the emails were obtained from an inside job, it would show Mueller’s investigation was based on a lie.
That would increase pressure for the Justice Department to rein him in or shut down the probe entirely.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.