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WikiLeaks statement indicates O.C. congressman Dana Rohrabacher does not speak on Assange's beha

• http://www.ocregister.com, By Martin Wisckol

"He reaffirmed his aggressive denial that the Russians had anything to do with the hacking of the DNC during the election," Rohrabacher said by phone from London. "He has given us a lot of information. He said there's more to come. We don't have the entire picture yet."

On Thursday, WikiLeaks posted a statement on the its Twitter account that discussed the meeting but made no mention of whether Russia had a role in the leak. However, Assange has previously said that Russia was not the source.

The statement detailed issues about "ongoing proceedings against WikiLeaks" and concluded with a statement indicating that Rohrabacher was not speaking on his behalf.

"Mr. Assange does not speak through third parties," it reads. "Only statements issued directly by him or his lawyers can be considered authoritative."

The DNC emails disrupted Hillary Clinton's campaign by fueling criticism that party leaders had taken deliberate steps to favor Clinton over opponent Bernie Sanders. Some believe that the criticism that Democrats had rigged the primary contributed to her loss to Donald Trump.


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