The White House denied a claim made by WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Wednesday in a London court that President Trump offered Assange a pardon – via a U.S. lawmaker – in exchange for denying that Russia was involved in the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Attorney Edward Fitzgerald, referring to comments from another Assange lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, claimed former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., visited Assange, “saying, on instructions from the president, he was offering a pardon or some other way out, if Mr. Assange... said Russia had nothing to do with the DNC leaks."
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