Quid Pro Quo still the core of Trump’s version of justice

A lawyer for Julian Assange has claimed in court that President Donald Trump offered to pardon Assange if the WikiLeaks founder agreed to help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee.

Assange’s lawyers said on Wednesday that former Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher offered Assange the deal in 2017, a year after emails that damaged Hillary Clinton in the presidential race had been published. WikiLeaks posted the stolen DNC emails after they were hacked by Russian operatives…

Edward Fitzgerald, who was representing Assange in court, said he had evidence that a quid pro quo was put to Assange by Rohrabacher, who was known as Putin’s favorite congressman.

Fitzgerald said a statement produced by Assange’s personal lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, included a description of “Mr. Rohrabacher going to see Mr. Assange and 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.”

Is there no one remaining in the GOP who still cares in the least for our Constitution, the rule of law, respect for standards constructed over decades and centuries? I’ve known a fair number of conservatives in my lifetime who I would consider to be honest men and women. They were willing to stand up for the same rights that allowed for radicals, folks like me from the Left side of the political spectrum, to fight for my beliefs. Now, the party of American conservatism throws any standards they held – onto the garbage heap of history.

Their only rationale apparently is greed.

One thought on “Quid Pro Quo still the core of Trump’s version of justice

  1. Blowjob says:

    “Former congressman confirms he offered to broker pardon for Assange : Rohrabacher offered Assange a pardon if he implicated Seth Rich in DNC email leak.” https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/02/former-congressman-confirms-he-offered-to-broker-pardon-for-assange/
    “With Rohrabacher’s offer of a pardon now entered into the record as evidence in Julian Assange’s extradition hearing in the United Kingdom, the effort could potentially block Assange’s delivery to US custody for trial on charges stemming from the classified documents obtained by WikiLeaks through Chelsea Manning. But that may depend on how credible the judge finds Rohrabacher’s pardon offer to have been and whether it was, in fact, done with the White House’s knowledge or not.”

    “Julian Assange’s European legal team has said it intends to seek political asylum in France for the whistleblower, days before his US extradition trial is set to begin in London.” https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/assange-lawyers-seek-asylum-france-whistleblower-200221092101008.html

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