Will Assange’s ‘physical proof’ blow up the Dem Party’s biggest lie?

Outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Is Julian Assange about to blow the lid off a whole pack of lies told by the Democrats and the intelligence community since 2016?

In the summer of 2017, California Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher went to London and met with Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy, where he was living after having been granted asylum by Ecuador.

Rohrabacher told CNN in an interview in May of 2018 that he came out of that meeting feeling confident that emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and published by WikiLeaks had nothing to do with the Russian government, and weren’t obtained by a hacker working from across the ocean, but were the result of an “inside job.”

Assange, he told CNN, has “physical proof.”

“He said, ‘I have physical proof that the Russians did not give me this,'” Rohrabacher said, adding that Assange said he would be happy to provide that proof, once he can “leave the Ecuadorian embassy without being arrested.”

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Assange was arrested on April 11 by British authorities and was carried out of the Ecuadorian embassy carrying only a copy of a book by Gore Vidal. He is now facing extradition to the United States, and it is uncertain who has taken possession of his things.

But the arrest was not unexpected as the situation for Assange had become increasingly tense in Ecuador’s embassy, with WikiLeaks claiming Ecuadorian authorities were spying on him during doctor visits, trying to extort him for $3 million euros, had stolen his legal notes and were secretly cooperating with the United States (though the country had previously agreed, under the previous Ecuadorian president, to grant him asylum).

WikiLeaks had warned last week that Assange’s arrest was expected within days.

So it’s possible that Assange was able to hand off the physical proof to a visitor, or more than one visitor, and that this proof will be presented to U.S. authorities or released to the media at some point in the future.

Such proof would likely destroy the story that has been told by the Democratic National Committee and the company it hired to inspect its server, the anti-Russian group CrowdStrike, which said it found evidence of an intrusion into the server from groups it thinks are connected to Russian intelligence.

The published emails showed that the DNC was working full-force for Hillary Clinton during the primary in 2016 despite public assurances that it would remain neutral.

The bombshell news disrupted the Democratic National Convention, held just days later in July 2016, and forced the resignation of the chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. It also resulted in a class action lawsuit against the DNC by supporters of Bernie Sanders alleging massive fraud.

The FBI, which did not immediately inspect the server, said publicly (and bizarrely) that it trusted the CrowdStrike analysis and did not need to inspect the server themselves.

But what would Assange’s physical proof be?

William Binney, a longtime former intelligence expert with the National Security Agency, studied the theft of the DNC documents, and determined that, because of the download speeds, the documents must have been downloaded from inside the DNC, onto a thumb drive or some other external drive, and could not have been obtained through a hacking effort.

Is it that proof, involving download speeds, that Assange has? Or something else?

Proof that the Russians had nothing to do with the hack would also embarrass the American intelligence community, whose top bosses — John Brennan at the CIA, James Comey at the FBI and James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence — all said, in relation to the WiliLeaks release of DNC emails, that Russian had interfered in the 2016 election.

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