That Time Hillary Suggested Droning WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

  • 2019-04-12
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
That Time Hillary Suggested Droning WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
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In the wake of Julian Assange's arrest, Breitbart News returned to Hillary Clinton comments from October 2016, when she suggested the WikiLeaks founder should be on the receiving end of a Predator Drone's Hellfire missile. 

Breitbart's Lucas Nolan has more:
 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London today. Reports have now been made that the arrest was the result of an extradition warrant on behalf of the United States. Many U.S. politicians seemed happy with the extradition of Assange including Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) who stated during an interview with CNN: “It will be really good to get him back on United States soil. He’s our property. We can get the facts and the truth from him.”

 

Former Clinton staffer Claude Taylor who now runs an anti-Trump PAC also tweeted their happiness about Assange’s arrest:

 

The former President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, who initially granted Assange asylum in the embassy came out in strong opposition of the decision by the current President Lenin Moreno to hand Assange over, calling him the: “greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history.”

 

Many politicians dislike Julian Assange. But one U.S. politician seems to dislike him in particular, Hillary Clinton. In an article published in October 2016 — shortly after the publication of multiple internal DNC emails – Clinton is alleged to have discussed a plan to silence Assange.


"Can't we just drone this guy?" Clinton reportedly asked to her staff's laughter. Clinton's aides grew more somber after it appeared she might not be joking.
 
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