CA Congressman Says President Trump Wasn’t Told About Assange Deal
Ever since Chief of Staff John Kelly replaced Reince Preibus and changed the way Trump’s administration gets access to President Donald Trump, many supporters worry that Trump is also being prevented from seeing pertinent information.
However, supporters aren’t the only ones who feel this way.
California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher expressed his concerns recently after Trump told reporters that he has “never heard” of a potential deal in connection with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
According to Rohrabacher, he contacted Kelly in September in an attempt to reach a deal that would protect Assange from future legal action in exchange for evidence that Russia wasn’t the source of hacked emails published on its website during the 2016 presidential campaign. Rohrabacher claims he was told by Kelly to bring the information to the intelligence community.
Referring to Kelly’s directive, Rohrabacher said:
“This would have to be a cooperative effort between his own staff and the leadership in the intelligence communities to try to prevent the president from making the decision as to whether or not he wants to take the steps necessary to expose this horrendous lie that was shoved down the American people’s throats so incredibly earlier this year.”
Is information being kept from Trump?
Prior to exiting the White House, former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon reportedly hand-delivered printouts of articles to Trump from conservative media outlets because Trump’s phone does not have Internet access.
It was rumored that once Kelly moved into his new role, he removed The Daily Caller and Breitbart printouts from what Trump now reads.
Rohrabacher told reporters:
“I think the president’s answer indicates that there is a wall around him that is being created by people who do not want to expose this fraud that there was collusion between our intelligence community and the leaders of the Democratic Party.”
Rohrabacher learned of vital information when he met with Assange in August at the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Assange has lived in asylum since 2012.
Initially, Assange moved there due to sexual assault charges brought against him in Sweden but those charges have now been dropped.
American authorities are supposedly still in the process of determining whether Assange released thousands of classified U.S. documents.
In conclusion, Rohrabacher said:
“It’s an undercutting of democracy when the guy who’s elected, his staffers take it upon themselves to make the decision rather than let the actual president make the decision.”
“I am confident that if the president is permitted to know that this avenue is open to him to debunk the horrible lie that was told to the American people about him stealing the election with the help of the Russians… that I think the president will accept it if he’s permitted to know.”
It begs the question, why Kelly would not present this information to the President so that the Trump administration would have the possibility of being exonerated?
Also, it makes you wonder what else Kelly may not be telling the President that he needs to know.