by Kody Fairfield
We knew that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has never met a war she did not like, and that her relationships with embassies worldwide tend to be a contentious, but the newest information to come out about her regard for military action is a bit troubling.
According to a report from True Pundit (TP), Clinton, while Secretary of State, wanted to drone Australian native and founder of the hacktivist website Wikileaks, Julian Assange.
TP reports that Clinton’s State Department was under immense pressure to silence Assange and Wikileaks, months prior to the site’s dump of 250,000 diplomatic cables, known as CableGate.
“Can’t we just drone this guy?” Clinton supposedly asked, according to unidentified State Department sources. If true, this would mean an act of war upon the Ecuadorian Embassy where Assange is holding refuge.
The whistle-blower site posted a link to the TP article on their Twitter page Sunday, as well as a picture of the article.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 3, 2016
According to TP, Clinton and the State Department held countless meetings to discuss how to handle Assange, as he and his site had already posted damning secrets regarding Iraq and Afghanistan before their promise of the cable dump. Supposedly, the pressure on the State Department came not only from the White House, but also from foreign entities.
It appears that after Clinton’s drone suggestion, the State Department considered a bounty on the capture and extradition of Assange to the United States. Unnamed sources say that the value on Assange’s head was $10 million.
A report on the incident from Russia Today (RT) also explained that after these discussions:
Clinton aide Ann-Marie Slaughter emailed Clinton and aides Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan with the subject, “RE an SP memo on possible legal and nonlegal strategies re Wikileaks.”
The email contained an attachment “SP Wikileaks doc final11.23.10.docx.” which has not been found by federal investigators investigating Clinton’s use of a private email server. Wikileaks itself does not have this attachment.
Five days after the meeting, Wikileaks began releasing the CableGate files, on November 28, 2010.
Notes from the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her time at the State Department highlight her numerous conversations in which she “nominated” people for droning.
“Clinton could not recall a specific process for nominating a target for a drone strike and recalled much debate pertaining to the concurrence process. Clinton knew there was a role for DOD, State and the CIA but could not provide specifics as to what it was. Due to a disagreement between these agencies, Clinton recalled having many discussions related to nominating an individual for a drone strike,” the report reads.
Julian Assange was also set to make a major announcement regarding Clinton from his refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy on Tuesday, but due to what have been called, “security concerns,” he has chosen to use the 10 year anniversary of Wikileaks and a video link to present what is supposed to be Clinton’s campaign-ruining “October surprise.”