LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Today, Julian Assange, in a tweet, threatened to sue Congressional candidate Harley Rouda. This followed on the heels of the Washington Post’s coverage on Rouda calling for the FBI to investigate Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s ties to Russia, including a recent meeting with Assange.
Assange tweeted the following pair of tweets: 1/ USA 2017 where politicians try to eliminate their opponents by sicking the FBI onto them for meeting dissidents 2/ Should I sue Rouda for this libel to the FBI + Washington Post? Intelligence agencies assert no such thing
In response to Assange’s threats, Rouda issued the following statement: “The fact that Julian Assange is so alarmed shows that we’re on to something. Dana Rohrabacher’s allies – Julian Assange and Donald Trump – appear to have the same pattern of making frivolous threats that they don’t follow through with. I want to make this very clear to Julian Assange: Bring it on, Julian. I’m looking forward to deposing you here in the United States. When are you coming?” “The CIA, NSA, and FBI have all reportedly assessed with ‘high confidence’ that Wikileaks received information from the Russian military. The American people are smart enough not to fall for any of your tricks, and Democracy always prevails in the end. ” For more information, please visit www.HarleyforCongress.com.