Julian Assange's lawyer has just told a British court that Rep. Rohrabacher (R-CA) passed a message to Assange from Trump that if Assange agreed to cover up Russian involvement in hacking DNC emails (published by WikiLeaks) that Trump would pardon him. https://t.co/1AWlNFoPYG— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 19, 2020
So far just a claim in court by one scoundrel's lawyers, but it would be probably the worst thing that has happened so far if it's borne out--and man is that saying something. https://t.co/KhmtHSnV4W— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) February 19, 2020
Dangerously out-of-kilter ratio here between the explosiveness of the allegation and the (lack of) solidity of the sourcing. https://t.co/iSmo0foQLq— David Frum (@davidfrum) February 19, 2020
Wait for it....
Per WSJ, Rohrabacher said back in 2017 that his proposal to John Kelly was: If Assange handed over physical evidence exonerating Russia in the hacks, he'd get a pardon "or something like that."https://t.co/5H3Cwj33DI pic.twitter.com/xtSNmIzL2M— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) February 19, 2020
It seems like news today, but then-Rep. Rohrabacher went on camera and told our LA station in September 2017 that he was engaged in a "confidential interaction" with the WH on a pardon for Assange.https://t.co/2563YgQ9Rg— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) February 19, 2020
The White House is denying Trump even knows Rohrabacher or ever discussed this with him, when Trump hosted Rohrabacher for one private meeting at the White House in 2017 and nearly had a second in 2018.https://t.co/01SzqJ4NRf— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 19, 2020
Yeah! That's the stuff!