US Admits Republican Rep Offered Pardon For Assange In Return For Covering Up Russia’s Help In DNC Hack

The Daily Beast reports:

Lawyers representing the United States at Julian Assange’s extradition trial in Britain have accepted the claim that the WikiLeaks founder was offered a presidential pardon on the condition that he would help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee.

Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer, told the court that she had attended a meeting between Assange, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and pro-Trump troll Charles Johnson at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on August 15 2017.

Rohrabacher, who was known as Putin’s favorite congressman, corroborated Assange’s claim back in February, saying at the time: “I spoke to Julian Assange and told him if he would provide evidence about who gave WikiLeaks the emails I would petition the president to give him a pardon… He knew I could get to the president.”

Read the full article. Rohrabacher claims he never actually talked to Trump about the pardon.