The media has promoted a narrative that Russia meddled in the election to help elect Donald Trump.
Was this true?
One Congressman claims to have conclusive proof that answers this question for good.
California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher recently met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
He claimed that Assange had evidence that proved once-and-for-all that Russia was not behind the email attacks and that he would give it to Rohrabacher.
Now Rohrabacher is leading people to believe he has the information and is in the process of setting up a meeting with Trump so he can pass it along.
“Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said Monday that a “rendezvous” is being set up between him and President Donald Trump to relay information he received from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about the hack of the Democratic National Committee last year…
… “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…
… Earlier in the interview, Rohrabacher said evidence he saw painted the Democratic National Committee hack being an “inside job,” a claim Rohrabacher has made before. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released an unclassified report in January revealing the conclusions from the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency that the Russian government was behind the hack of the DNC.
“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. When the American people realize that this is a con job and a power grab they’ll be upset.”
“I’m trying to get this out in the public now where we can get this Julian Assange thing straightened out so that people know that it wasn’t the Russians that hacked into the system, and that’s not how this information was released,” he said.”
The Obama administration and the intelligence community have both claimed – without offering proof that – that the Russians were behind a series of cyberattacks during the 2016 election.
They claim – again without citing evidence – that this operation was conducted to benefit the Trump campaign.
These allegations have fueled the unsubstantiated claims that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians.
Trump has always maintained these accusations are fake news.
Now Rohrabacher may have the evidence to prove it.