A California congressman claims WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wants to present proof to the White House that Russia did not hack Democratic Party emails, a claim that could upset the media narrative that the Trump administration and Moscow conspired to undermine the presidential election.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told The Daily Caller Tuesday that he has approached Sen. Rand Paul in hopes that the Kentucky Republican can use his influence with President Donald Trump to arrange for Assange to present his evidence.
"Rand Paul says the president calls him every now and then. I wanted to make sure that when [Trump] calls him that [Paul] knew enough about the Julian Assange offer that I found something of value for the president to look at," Rohrabacher said.
The California Republican, a top member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Paul is "very open to the idea of mentioning it to the president next time the president called him." Rohrabacher claims that White House officials are blocking him from seeing the president.
WikiLeaks dumped nearly 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee in July, 2016, a move that created chaos within the party and led to the resignation of chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
Rohrabacher met with Assange in August in London's Ecuadorian embassy, which has sheltered Assange since 2012 from extradition to Sweden where he was wanted on sexual assault charges that were later dropped.
The email scandal has haunted Trump since he won the election and Democrats began claiming that he or his associates colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton. The scandal led to the appointment of a special prosecutor and a wide probe into the Trump campaign.
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