WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to make an announcement Tuesday morning with “specific information” that some think has to do with Hillary Clinton.
Meanwhile, a conservative website made news by alleging that, in 2010, Clinton said: “Can’t we just drone this guy?” — Assange — for his leaks.
On Sunday, the site True Pundit said: “Clinton’s State Department was getting pressure from President Obama and his White House inner circle, as well as heads of state internationally, to try and cutoff Assange’s delivery of the cables and if that effort failed, then to forge a strategy to minimize the administration’s public embarrassment over the contents of the cables.
“Hence, Clinton’s early morning November meeting of State’s top brass who floated various proposals to stop, slow or spin the Wikileaks contamination. That is when a frustrated Clinton, sources said, at some point blurted out a controversial query.
“’Can’t we just drone this guy?’ Clinton openly inquired, offering a simple remedy to silence Assange and smother Wikileaks via a planned military drone strike, according to State Department sources. The statement drew laughter from the room which quickly died off when the Secretary kept talking in a terse manner, sources said.”
On Monday, the hoax-busting site Snopes.com threw doubt on that story, saying: “The only cited source documenting that Hillary Clinton had ever suggested (even in jest) that a drone strike could take out Julian Assange was ‘sources at the State Department,’ a vague and anonymous reference that does not yield to verification.”
But Fox News was still hoping for an October Surprise from Assange.
Various advocates of the story:
Under Intense Pressure to Silence Wikileaks, Sec of State Hillary Clinton Proposed Drone Strike on Julian Assangehttps://t.co/OiGfpspkux
— True Pundit (@true_pundit) October 2, 2016
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 3, 2016
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) October 3, 2016