Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher contacted the White House to facilitate a deal that would result in the pardon of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the clearing of Russia from allegations of hacking and leaking Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The proposed deal
- Assange would receive a presidential pardon or some other form of clemency if WikiLeaks produced proof that Russia was not responsible for leaking Hillary Clinton’s emails.
- Rohrabacher reportedly presented the deal to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly during a Wednesday phone call.
- Kelly referred Rohrabacher to bring his request to the intelligence committee, and did not bring the proposal to President Donald Trump at that time.