Is President Trump receiving the information he needs to do his job?
A recent report from The Daily Caller reveals that Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has offered to provide evidence that the Russia hacking allegations are false. Not only that, but it seems as if the president was prevented from learning of Assange’s offer.
According to Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), members of President Trump’s staff have kept him from learning that he has the authority to grant a preemptive pardon to Assange. He told The Daily Caller 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.”
Last Sunday, President Trump told reporters that he had “never heard” of the possibility of a deal with Julian Assange. This statement is alarming, considering the fact that it is the duty of his staff to ensure that he is fully informed on such matters.
The idea that staffers would push their own agenda by preventing the president from receiving critical information should be disturbing to all Americans. However, Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, indicated that this type of behavior took place in other administrations. He 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.”
He also stated that he believes the president would take Assange up on his offer — if he knew about it.
“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.”
Rep. Rohrabacher sat down with Assange in August at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange has been taking asylum at the embassy since 2012 as the result of sexual assault charges that have now been dropped. However, he cannot leave because the United States is investigating the WikiLeaks founder because of his involvement in distributing classified documents.
Assange has promised to provide the Trump administration with information that shows that Russia was not involved with the hacking and subsequent leaking of Democratic National Committee emails. The US Intelligence Community has accused the Kremlin of attempting to meddle in the election. The establishment media has also promoted the idea that President Trump colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the election — even though there is no evidence of collusion.