“Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the [Democratic National Committee] emails during last year’s presidential election,” Rohrabacher said, “Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.”
“Julian also indicated that he is open to further discussions regarding specific information about the DNC email incident that is currently unknown to the public,” he added.
U.S. intelligence said that it has solid proof that Russia was behind the election hacks last year that embarrassed Hillary Clinton and John Podesta.
Assange says that that is a lie. It says that Russia wasn’t the source of the leaked information. Yesterday was the first time that he had talked with a US lawmaker.
Rohrabacher said that he has information that he is carrying back to Trump when he returned to the US. This included a request that Wikileaks be given a new seat inside the White House press room.
“Julian passionately argued the case that WikiLeaks was vital to informing the public about controversial though necessary issues. He hoped that WikiLeaks — an award-winning journalistic operation — might be granted a seat in the White House press corps. As a former newsman myself I can’t see a reason why they shouldn’t be granted news status for official press conferences,” he said.